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Disciplinary System Actions

July 2009 – December 2009

(Except for agreed dispositions, disciplinary actions imposed by a District Committee remain subject to appeal for 10 days after notice of the determination is mailed to the Respondent.)

(Except for agreed dispositions, disciplinary actions imposed by the Disciplinary Board remain subject to appeal for 30 days after the Memorandum Order is served on the Respondent.)

archives

updated March 28, 2011


 

December 18, 2009

Walter Franklin Green IV, 77 North Liberty Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802

VSB Docket No. 07-070-2248

On October 6, 2009, a three-judge panel in the Rockingham County Circuit Court suspended Walter Franklin Green IV's license to practice law for seven months, to begin December 26, 2010, following an eighteen-month suspension that Mr. Green is currently serving. The court found he violated disciplinary rules that govern diligence, communication, declining or terminating representation and unauthorized practice of law when he filed a pleading on behalf of a client during a time when his license was suspended.

view Green order (pdf posted 12/21/09)*

 

December 18, 2009

Anne Marston Lynch, 425 Sussex Drive, Portsmouth, VA 23707

VSB Docket No. B10-010-080842

On December 4, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Anne Marston Lynch's license to practice law. In agreeing to the revocation, Ms. Lynch acknowledged that she had been indicted on a felony embezzlement charge in Suffolk Circuit Court and that the facts of the case are true.

view Lynch order (pdf posted 12/21/09)*

 

December 10, 2009

Vernon Keeve Jr., 4101 Lafayette Boulevard, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22404-7372

VSB Docket No. 05-060-3437

On December 1, 2009, a Virginia State Bar Sixth District subcommittee issued a public reprimand to Vernon Keeve Jr. for violating disciplinary rules that govern diligence, communication, safekeeping property, declining or terminating representation, and fairness to opposing party and counsel. The misconduct occurred during his representation of a client in a personal injury case. This was an agreed disposition of ethics charges.

view Keeve order (pdf posted 12/14/09)*

 

Kelly Ralston Dennis, 6718 Whittier Avenue, Suite 200, McLean, VA 22101

VSB Docket No. 08-051-072652

On November 5, 2009, a Virginia State Bar Fifth District-Section I Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms on Kelly Ralston Dennis for violating disciplinary rules that govern competence, diligence, communication, and conflict of interest: general rule. The violations occurred during representation in matters involving creditors' collection efforts against Mr. Dennis's client. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

view Dennis order (pdf posted 12/14/09)*

 

December 10, 1009

Matthew Bennett Greene, Portland House, 16th Floor, Stag Place, London

SW1E 5RS, United Kingdom

VSB Docket Nos. 08-041-075456, 08-041-075121

On November 10, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Matthew Bennett Greene's license to practice law. In consenting to the revocation, Mr. Greene acknowledged that he was facing charges in two cases and admitted that the material facts of the charges are true. The cases involved his representations in property investment projects.

view Greene order (pdf posted 12/14/09)*

 

December 10, 2009

Aubrey R. Bowles III, 2 North Fifth Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219

VSB Docket No. 08-032-075261

On November 20, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board dismissed ethics charges against Aubrey R. Bowles III for lack of clear and convincing evidence.

 

December 10, 2009

Carl Herman Bundick, 23318 Wise Court, P. O. Box 36, Accomac, Virginia 23301

VSB Docket No. 09-021-075737

On September 24, 2009, a three-judge panel in the Virginia Beach Circuit Court imposed a public reprimand with terms on Carl Herman Bundick for violating disciplinary rules that govern diligence and communication. The misconduct occurred in his representation in a divorce.

view Bundick order (pdf posted 12/14/09)*

 

December 4, 2009

George Anthony Yancey, 801 Boush Street, Suite 202, Norfolk, Virginia 23510

VSB Docket No. 08-022-073014

On September 29, 2009, a three-judge panel in the Norfolk Circuit Court issued a public reprimand to George Anthony Yancey for violating disciplinary rules that govern competence, diligence, and responsibilities regarding nonlawyer assistants. The misconduct occurred when Mr. Yancey defaulted on an appeal in a court-appointed criminal case.

view Yancey final order (pdf posted 12/08/09)*

view Yancey final memorandum (pdf posted 12/08/09)*

view Yancey memorandum order (pdf posted 12/08/09)*

 

December 3, 2009

Susan Page Allen, S. Page Allen & Associates, P.C., 11521-E Midlothian Tpk., Richmond, VA 23235-4764

VSB Docket No. 08-031-075097

On October 29, 2009, a Virginia State Bar Third District-Section I Subcommittee imposed a public reprimand on Susan Page Allen for violating professional rules that govern diligence and conflict of interest: general rule. The misconduct occurred in a real estate case.

view Allen order (pdf posted 12/08/09)*

 

December 3, 2009

Linda Lee Cupit, Cupit Law Office, 5348 Lynbrook Landing, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

VSB Docket No. 09-022-078836

On October 26, 2009, a Virginia State Bar Second District Subcommittee imposed a public admonition with terms on Linda Lee Cupit for violating professional rules that govern safekeeping property and for not performing required reconciliations of her escrow account. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

view Cupit order (pdf posted 12/08/09)*

 

December 2, 2009

Marcus Noah Perdue III, 223 West Locust Street, Covington, VA 24426

VSB Docket Nos. 09-080-078894, 09-080-076688, 09-080-076228, 08-080-074933

Effective November 2, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Marcus Noah Perdue III's license to practice law for two sixty-day periods, to run concurrently. Mr. Perdue violated disciplinary rules that govern diligence and misconduct that reflects adversely on a lawyer's fitness to practice. The misconduct occurred in two cases. Two other cases were dismissed by the board.

view Perdue order (pdf posted 01/05/10)*

 

November 18, 2009    

Gary Lance Smith, 417 South Loudoun Street, Winchester, Virginia 22601

VSB Docket No. 10-070-080657

On November 17, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Gary Lance Smith's license administratively to practice law for failure to comply with a subpoena duces tecum.

 

November 9, 2009

Crystal Anita Gist Fisher, Esquire 10462 Kelso Court, Waldorf, MD 20603

VSB Docket Nos. 08-042-073471 and 09-042-075770

On October 22, 2009, a Virginia State Bar Fourth District-Section II Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Crystal Anita Gist Fisher for violating disciplinary rules that govern diligence and communication. The misconduct occurred in two employment discrimination matters. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

view Fisher order (pdf posted 11/19/09)*

 

November 6, 2009

Alfred M. Tripp, P. O. Box 9672, Norfolk, Virginia 23505-0672

VSB Docket No. 08-021-073929

On October 20, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Alfred M. Tripp's license to practice law.   In consenting to the revocation, Mr. Tripp acknowledged that he provided false information on judicial selection questionnaires provided to the General Assembly to support his application for a judgeship.

view Tripp order (pdf posted 11/06/09)*

 

November 3, 2009

John Wesley Bonney, 5416 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, Virginia

VSB Docket Nos. 08-021-074831, 09-021-075690, and 09-021-079170

On October 26, 2009, a Virginia State Bar Second District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to John Wesley Bonney for violating disciplinary rules that govern diligence, fees, declining or terminating representation, firm names and letterheads, and misconduct that reflects adversely on a lawyer's fitness to practice law. The subcommittee ordered Mr. Bonney to refund money to two clients and to vacate a judgment against one of the clients. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

view Bonney order (pdf posted 11/19/09)*

 

November 3, 2009

Christopher Jason Agresto, 8 Royal Street SE, Leesburg, Virginia 20175

VSB Docket Nos. 08-070-072679 and 09-070-076620

On October 9, 2009, a Virginia State Bar Seventh District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Christopher Jason Agresto for violating disciplinary rules that govern diligence and safekeeping property. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charge in two cases.

view Agresto order (pdf posted 11/06/09)*

 

October 29, 2009

Raphael Benedict Hartley III, Warburton Law Offices, 80 East Main Street, Pulaski, Virginia 24301-5014

VSB Docket Nos. 09-101-077744 and 09-101-077793

On October 9, 2009, a Virginia State Bar Tenth District-Section I Subcommittee imposed a public reprimand with terms on Raphael Benedict Hartley III for violating a professional rule that governs safekeeping property. Mr. Hartley did not audit and reconcile his attorney escrow and trust accounts as the rules require, which led to overdrafts and checks returned for nonsufficient funds. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

view Hartley order (pdf posted 11/06/09)*

 

October 26, 2009 *

Ann Marie Miller, 5015 Williamson Road NW, Roanoke, VA 24012

VSB Docket No. 10-080-080300

On October 20, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Ann Marie Miller's license to practice law. In consenting to the revocation, Ms. Miller admitted that, in bankruptcy cases, she had violated disciplinary rules that govern diligence, communication, safekeeping property, communications concerning a lawyer's services, and misconduct that reflects adversely on the lawyer's fitness to practice law. She acknowledged that at the time of the revocation, the bar was investigating allegations of misconduct.

*On September 30, 2009, the Circuit Court of the City of Roanoke appointed a receiver to take control of her practice, at the request of the Virginia State Bar. All inquiries regarding Ms. Miller's cases should be directed to the receiver:

Archibald Carter Magee Jr.
Magee Goldstein Lasky & Sayers PC
310 First Street SW, Suite1200
P.O. Box 404
Roanoke, VA 24003-0404
Phone: (540) 343-9800 Fax: (540) 343-9898

view Miller order (pdf posted 10/27/09)

 

October 21, 2009

Anthony Gerome Davis, 829 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, AL 35405

VSB Docket No. 09-010-076193

On October 19, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Anthony Gerome Davis's license to practice law for eight months with terms. The board found that he violated disciplinary rules that govern diligence, communication, safekeeping property, declining or terminating representation, and bar admission and disciplinary matters. The misconduct occurred in a custody case. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

view Davis order (pdf posted 11/06/09)*

 

October 20, 2009

Walter Ware Morrison, Suite 100, 2628 Barrett Street, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452

VSB Docket No. 08-021-072848

Effective October 15, 2009, a three-judge panel in the Virginia Beach Circuit Court suspended Walter Ware Morrison's license to practice law for ninety days for violating professional rules that govern candor toward the tribunal and misconduct that reflects adversely on the lawyer's fitness to practice. The case involved a visitation and custody dispute.

view Morrison order (pdf posted 12/08/09)*

 

October 7, 2009     *

Tina Elizabeth Orr, Janaf Office Building, Suite 208, 5900 East Virginia Beach Boulevard, Norfolk, Virginia 23502

VSB Docket Nos. 09-021-077701

On October 6, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Tina Elizabeth Orr's license administratively to practice law for failure to comply with a subpoena duces tecum.

*On November 6, 2009, Ms. Orr complied with the subpoena duces tecum and the suspension was lifted.

 

October 5, 2009

Bradley Glenn Pollack, 148 North Main Street, Woodstock, Virginia 22664

VSB Docket No. 09-070-077437

On September 28, 2009, a Virginia State Bar Seventh District Subcommittee imposed a public reprimand with terms on Bradley Glenn Pollack for violating the disciplinary rule that governs fairness to opposing party and counsel by threatening to present disciplinary charges against another attorney solely to obtain an advantage in a civil matter, and by asserting a position and taking action on behalf of a client when it was obvious that such action would serve merely to harass another. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

view Pollack order (pdf posted 10/09/09)*

 

October 5, 2009

Lawrence Schwartz, #318N, 1600 South Eads Street, Arlington, VA 22202

VSB Docket No. 07-041-070566

On September 9, 2009, a Virginia State Bar Fourth District Committee dismissed the misconduct charge against Lawrence Schwartz for lack of clear and convincing evidence.

view Schwartz order (pdf posted 10/09/09)*

 

October 2, 2009  *

Daniel Stephen Orci Jr., 1616 Foxhall Road NW, Washington, DC 20007

VSB #10-000-081110

On September 25, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended Daniel Stephen Orci Jr.'s license to practice law in response to his July 2, 2009, disbarment in the District of Columbia by the D.C. Court of Appeals. The board ordered him to appear on October 23, 2009, to show cause why the same discipline should not be imposed in Virginia.

view Orci order (pdf posted 12/07/09)*

*On October 23, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Daniel Stephen Orci Jr.'s license to practice law in response to his July 2, 2009, disbarment in the District of Columbia by the D.C. Court of Appeals. His Virginia license was summarily suspended on September 25, 2009, pending a board hearing.

 

October 2, 2009

David Lassiter Jr., David Lassiter, Jr., P.C., 1557 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219

VSB Docket Nos. 06-032-0336, 06-032-1293, 06-032-1725, 07-032-071140,

08-032-073414

On September 11, 2009, a Virginia State Bar Third District Subcommittee imposed a public reprimand on David Lassiter Jr. for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, declining or terminating representation, meritorious claims and contentions, and misconduct that reflects adversely on a lawyer's fitness to practice. The sanctions were imposed in five criminal law cases. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

view Lassiter order (pdf posted 10/09/09)*

 

October 2, 2009

Steven Scott Biss, Suite 400, 36 Bear Alley, Petersburg, Virginia 23803

VSB Docket No. 09-032-078962

Effective January 1, 2010, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board imposed a thirty-day suspension of Steven Scott Biss's license to practice law, for violating the professional rule governing misconduct that reflects adversely on the lawyer's fitness to practice. During a previous suspension of his law license, Mr. Biss continued to negotiate with an insurance company on behalf of a client in a personal injury matter.

view Biss order (pdf posted 11/06/09)*

 

October 2, 2009

Bruce Harold Troxell, Troxell Law Office, PLLC, 4338 Old Columbia Pike, Annandale, Virginia 22003

VSB No. 08-052-075518

On October 1, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Bruce Harold Troxell's license to practice law. In consenting to the revocation, Mr. Troxell acknowledged that a disciplinary complaint was pending against him at the time, and if disciplinary proceedings were brought based upon the facts of the complaint he could not defend against them. The case involved payments to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that were denied for insufficient funds.

view Troxell order (pdf posted 10/09/09)*

 

September 29, 2009

David Eugene Cecil, 1021 Walnut Street, P.O. Box 1739, Grundy, Virginia

VSB Docket No. 09-102-076303

On September 25, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked David Eugene Cecil's license to practice for violating disciplinary rules that govern misconduct, safekeeping property, fees, and communication. He committed the violations as a trustee and fiduciary and in his handling of a late client's estate.

view Cecil order (pdf posted 10/21/09)*

 

September 28, 2009     *

Ralph E. Mirarchi, Four Glenhardie Corporate Center, Suite 105, 1255 Drummers Lane, Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087

VSB Docket No. 10-000-081115

On September 25, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Ralph E. Mirarchi's license to practice law, based on his April 29, 2008, guilty plea colloquy to and conviction of theft in the Chester County Court of Common Pleas in Chester, Pennsylvania. The board ordered Mr. Mirarchi to appear on October 23, 2009, to show cause why his Virginia license should not be further suspended or revoked.

*On October 20, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Mr. Mirarchi's license to practice law. Mr. Mirarchi consented to the revocation.

view Mirarchi order (pdf posted 10/27/09)

 

September 22, 2009

Gary Lance Smith, 417 South Loudoun Street, Winchester, Virginia 22601

VSB Docket Nos. 09-070-078322 and 09-070-079594

On September 22, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Gary Lance Smith's license administratively to practice law for failure to comply with a subpoena duces tecum.

 

September 21, 2009

James Kevin Clarke, 1500 Bellevue Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23227

VSB Docket Nos. 08-031-071682, 07-031-070760, 07-031-064896, 08-031-073850,

08-031-073851

Effective October 25, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board imposed a one-year suspension with terms of James Kevin Clarke's license to practice law, for violating disciplinary rules that govern diligence, communication, declining or terminating representation, and bar admission and disciplinary matters. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges in five cases.

view Clarke order (pdf posted 10/01/09)*

 

September 18, 2009

Paul Michael Childers, Pruitt & Childress, P.C., 1080 Walnut Street, P.O. Box 1259, Grundy, Virginia 24614-1259

VSB Docket No. 08-102-073221

On August 28, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Tenth District Committee imposed a public reprimand on Paul Michael Childers for violating professional rules that govern competence, scope of representation, declining or terminating representation, and bar admission and disciplinary matters. The misconduct occurred in Mr. Childers's representation in a court-appointed appeal of a criminal matter.

view Childers order (pdf posted 09/21/09)*

 

September 15, 2009

Lindsey Owen Sutherland, Suite 300, 4085 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4106

VSB Docket No. 09-051-078380

On September 10, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Lindsey Owen Sutherland's license administratively to practice law for failure to comply with a subpoena duces tecum.

 

September 11, 2009

Peter Campbell Sackett, 800 Court Street, Lynchburg, Virginia, 24504

VSB Docket no. 09-000-080072

Effective October 1, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Peter Campbell Sackett's license to practice law for eighteen months. Mr. Sackett failed to notify clients, opposing counsel, and Campbell County Circuit Court of a previous thirty-day suspension, as the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia require. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

view Sackett order (pdf posted 09/15/09)*

 

September 1, 2009

Anthony Elmer Collins, P.O. Box 3465, 306 East Main Street, Wise, Virginia 24293

VSB Docket No. 08-102-062602

On August 18, 2009, a Virginia State Bar Tenth District Subcommittee imposed a public reprimand on Anthony Elmer Collins for violating the disciplinary rule that governs communication. The misconduct occurred while Mr. Collins was serving as a guardian ad litem for a prisoner who was seeking visitation with his daughter. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

view Collins order (pdf posted 09/02/09)*

 

August 24, 2009

Katherine Baldwin Burnett, Office of the Attorney General, 900 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219

VSB Docket No. 06-033-3547

On July 17, 2009, a three-judge court of the Circuit Court for the City of Richmond dismissed all misconduct charges against Katherine Baldwin Burnett with prejudice.

view Burnett order (pdf posted 08/27/09)*

 

August 19, 2009     *

Jesse Scott Shelor, P.O. Box 545, Vinton, Virginia 24179-1414

VSB Docket No. 09-080-079109

On August 19, 2009, The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Jesse Scott Shelor's license administratively to practice law for failure to comply with a subpoena duces tecum.

*On March 25, 2011, Mr. Shelor complied with the subpoena duces tecum and the suspension was lifted.

 

August 18, 2009

Michael Bruce Hamar, Michael B. Hamar PC, 520 West 21st Street, Suite J, Norfolk, VA 23517

VSB Docket No. 08-021-072364

On July 13, 2009, a Virginia State Bar Second District Subcommittee imposed a public reprimand with terms on Michael Bruce Hamar for violating professional rules that govern scope of representation, diligence, communication, conflict of interest, safekeeping of property, and declining or terminating representation. The misconduct occurred in his representation of a purchaser in a real estate closing. This was an agreed disposition of disciplinary charges.

view Hamar order (pdf posted 08/26/09)*

 

August 17, 2009     *  **

Jonathan Alden Moseley, 4386 Harbortown Circle, Southport, North Carolina 28461

VSB Docket No. 05-070-1200

Effective June 15, 2009, a three-judge panel in Loudoun County Circuit Court suspended Jonathan Alden Moseley's license to practice law for six months. The court found that he violated professional rules that govern candor toward the tribunal, fairness to opposing party and counsel, truthfulness in statements to others, false or reckless remarks about judicial officials, and misconduct.

view Moseley order (pdf posted 08/26/09)*

*On June 8, 2009, Mr. Moseley filed an appeal with the Supreme Court of Virginia.

**On July 6, 2010, the Supreme Court of Virginia affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court of Loudon County.

 

August 17, 2009

Vaughan Christopher Jones, Johnson Jones LLP, 1622 West Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220

VSB Docket Nos. 08-033-072262, 08-033-072447, 08-033-072448

Effective August 7, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board imposed a public reprimand with terms on Vaughan Christopher Jones for violating disciplinary rules that govern safekeeping property. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.   Two cases were dismissed by the Disciplinary Board because they were based on the same set of facts.

view Jones order Docket No.08-033-072262 et al (pdf posted 08/26/09)*

 

August 17, 2009

Vaughan Christopher Jones, Johnson Jones LLP, 1622 West Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220

VSB Docket Nos. 08-033-072291, 08-033-073778

On July 23, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Third District, Section III, Subcommittee imposed a public admonition on Vaughan Christopher Jones for violating professional rules that govern competence and diligence. The matter involved a court-appointed appeal of a criminal case in which the client lost his right of appeal because Mr. Jones missed filing deadlines and did not pursue available remedies. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges. The subcommittee dismissed a second case against Mr. Jones for lack of clear and convincing evidence.

view Jones order VSB Docket 08-033-072291 & 08-033-073778 (pdf posted 08/26/09)*

 

August 7, 2009

Timothy O'Connor Johnson, Hundley & Johnson, P.C. 5501  Staples Mill Road, P.O. Box 28057, Richmond, Virginia 23228-0057

VSB Docket No. 06-032-1536

On July 14, 2009, a three-judge panel in the Richmond Circuit Court imposed a dismissal de minimus on Timothy O'Connor Johnson for violating the professional rule that governs safekeeping property. The court heard the matter on appeal of the Virginia State Bar Third District Committee's finding that Mr. Johnson had not appropriately disbursed some proceeds from a client's personal injury case. The court agreed with the committee's finding of misconduct, but reduced the sanction from a public admonition to a dismissal de minimus.

view Johnson order (pdf posted 08/26/09)*

 

August 3, 2009

James Alexander Baber III, Rice, Everhart & Baber, Courthouse Commons, Suite C, 4100 East Parham Road, Richmond, Virginia 23228

VSB Docket No. 09-000-079610

On July 31, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended James Alexander Baber III's license to practice law on impairment grounds.

view Baber order (pdf posted 08/27/09)*

 

July 30, 2009

Thomas Dixon Johnston, 605 Ridge Top Road, Richmond, Virginia 23229

VSB Docket No. 10-000-080283

On July 30, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Thomas Dixon Johnston's license to practice law, based on his July 2, 2009, guilty plea in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to a charge of receipt of child pornography. The board ordered Mr. Johnston to appear on August 28, 2009, to show cause why his Virginia license should not be further suspended or revoked.

On August 11, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Thomas Dixon Johnston's license to practice law, based on his July 2, 2009, guilty plea in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to a charge of receipt of child pornography. Mr. Johnston consented to the revocation. His license had been suspended since July 30, 2009, pending a show cause hearing.

view Johnston order (pdf posted 08/26/09)*

 

July 23, 2009

Denis Charles Englisby, P.O. Box 85, Chesterfield, Virginia 23832-0085

VSB Docket No. 08-031-075160

On July 9, 2009, a three-judge court of the Circuit Court of the County of Chesterfield dismissed all misconduct charges against Denis Charles Englisby for lack of clear and convincing evidence.

view Englisby order (pdf posted 08/05/09)*

 

July 23, 2009

Curtis Tyrone Brown, 5900 East Virginia Beach Boulevard, Suite 210, Norfolk, Virginia 23502

VSB Docket No. 00-010-2346

On July 10, 2009, a three-judge panel of the Norfolk Circuit Court suspended Curtis Tyrone Brown's license to practice law for thirty days beginning August 1, 2009. The court found that he violated disciplinary rules that govern candor to a tribunal, fairness to opposing party and counsel, truthfulness in statements to others, and misconduct that involves dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation. The violations occurred in his defense of a client indicted for capital murder for hire. This was an agreed disposition of disciplinary charges against Mr. Brown.

view Brown order (pdf posted 07/23/09)*

 

July 21, 2009

Jackson Willard Snyder II, 9443 Turnberry Drive, Potomac, Maryland 20854

VSB Docket No. 09-000-079415

On June 30, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Jackson Willard Snyder II's license to practice law for a year and a day, effective May 27, 2009. Mr. Snyder was convicted on February 9, 2009, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland after he pled guilty to making false statements on a financial disclosure form. His license was summarily suspended on May 27 pending a board hearing. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

view Snyder order (pdf posted 08/05/09)*

 

July 17, 2009

Richard Wolfe Arnold Jr., Suite 1 & 2, 115 West Main Street, Louisa, VA 23093

VSB Docket No. 07-000-1134

On June 25, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board found that Richard Wolfe Arnold Jr. violated the Virginia Consumer Real Estate Settlement Protection Act and regulations and fined him $500. Mr. Arnold did not maintain an escrow account for deposit of clients’ settlement funds as required by CRESPA and the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct. This was an agreed disposition of the charges.

view Arnold order (pdf posted 07/20/09)*

 

July 14, 2009

Walter Franklin Green IV, 77 North Liberty Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802

VSB Docket No. 07-070-070541

On December 18, 2008, the Virginia State Bar Seventh District Committee imposed a public admonition with terms on Walter Franklin Green IV for violating disciplinary rules that govern unauthorized practice of law and communicating false or misleading information concerning a lawyer's services. Mr. Green continued to advertise his services as an attorney on his website while his license to practice law was suspended. Mr. Green appealed the decision but later withdrew the appeal. On June 23, 2009, the Rockingham County Circuit Court dismissed the appeal.

view Green appeal (pdf posted 07/20/09)*

view Green order (pdf posted 07/20/09)*

 

July 14, 2009

Russell Nardy Allen, 2211 Colwyn Road, Richmond, Virginia 23229

VSB Docket No.: 09-032-079048

On July 9, 2009, a Virginia State Bar Third District Subcommittee imposed a public reprimand on Russell Nardy Allen for violating the disciplinary rule that governs diligence. Mr. Allen missed filing deadlines for three appeals. He informed the clients of the subsequent dismissals of the appeals, then obtained delayed appeals on all three cases.

view Allen order (pdf posted 07/20/09)*

 

July 16, 2009

Vincent Francis Bonzagni, The Bonzagni Law Firm, 147 Mountain Top Road, Front Royal, VA 22630-6013

VSB Docket No. 08-070-073034

On July 14, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Vincent Francis Bonzagni's license to practice law. He admitted that, in an uncontested divorce representation, he did not diligently work on the case and did not respond to e-mail inquiries from the client, who was deployed overseas. He also did not deposit her fee into an attorney trust account, as the professional rules require. Mr. Bonzagni consented to the revocation.

view Bonzagni order (pdf posted 07/20/09)*

 

July 13, 2009

John Arthur Sutherland, Suite 250, 3030 Walnut Street, Fairfax, VA 22030

VSB Docket No. 09-053-079278

On July 13, 2009, The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended John Arthur Sutherland's license administratively to practice law for failure to comply with a subpoena duces tecum.

 

July 7, 2009 

Richard Anthony Bednar, 12107 Park Shore Court, Woodbridge, Virginia 22192-2217

VSB Docket No. 09-052-079643

On July 7, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Richard Anthony Bednar's license administratively to practice law for failure to comply with a subpoena duces tecum.

 

July 7, 2009     *  **  ***  ****   *****  ******  *******

Andrew Robert Sebok, 1520 Holland Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23509

VSB Docket No. 08-021-074174

On June 26, 2009, a three-judge panel in the Norfolk Circuit Court suspended Andrew Robert Sebok's license to practice law for three months, effective July 17, 2009. Mr. Sebok violated disciplinary rules that govern diligence, communication, and declining or terminating representation. The misconduct occurred in his court-appointed representation of a client in a criminal appeal.

*On July 15, 2009, the Supreme Court of Virginia granted a stay of the suspension pending the appeal.

**On December 10, 2009, Mr. Sebok filed an appeal with the Supreme Court of Virginia.

***On March 18, 2010, the Supreme Court of Virginia dismissed the appeal.

****On June 18, 2010, the Supreme Court of Virginia denied the petition for rehearing.

*****On August 3, 2010, the Circuit Court for the City of Norfolk suspended Mr. Sebok's license for three months effective September 1, 2010.

******On September 23, 2010, Mr. Sebok filed an appeal with the Supreme Court of Virginia.

*******On November 10, 2010, Supreme Court of Virginia denied a stay of the suspension pending appeal. 

view Sebok order (pdf posted 11/19/09)*

View Sebok Order (pdf posted 8/25/10)*

 

July 6, 2009

Harvey D. Coleman, 850 South Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451

VSB Docket No. 09-000-079617

On July 2, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Harvey D. Coleman's license to practice law on impairment grounds.

view Coleman order (pdf posted 07/20/09)*

 

July 2, 2009

Reuben Voll Greene, 1557 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219

VSB Docket No.: 07-033-070166, 08-033-071684, 08-033-074146

On June 26, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board imposed a public reprimand with terms on Reuben Voll Greene for violating disciplinary rules that govern diligence and communication. The misconduct occurred in three criminal matters.

view Greene order (pdf posted 08/04/09)*

 

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