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Disciplinary System Actions

July 2010 – December 2010

(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 July 6, 2011

 

 


 

December 28, 2010

Sara Davis Harman, Suite D, 4100 East Parham Road, Henrico, Virginia 23228

VSB Docket No. 10-032-080215

Effective December 10, 2010, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Sara Davis Harman's license to practice law for three years. The board found she violated disciplinary rules that govern competence, diligence, communication, conflict of interest involving a former client, imputed disqualification, declining or terminating representation, and misconduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation that reflects adversely on the lawyer's fitness to practice. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Harman Order (PDF Posted 1/4/11)

 

December 16, 2010

Carlotta Bernice Thompson, P. O. Box 28586, Richmond, Virginia 23228-8586

VSB Docket Nos. 08-032-074710, 08-032-075416, 09-032-076423, 09-032-076797, 09-032-077036, 09-032-077496, 09-032-078036, 09-032-077730, 09-032-077797, 09-032-078520, 10-032-080899

On December 9, 2010, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Carlotta Bernice Thompson's license to practice law for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, fees, safekeeping property, declining or terminating representation, false statements to a tribunal, failing to respond to the bar's lawful demand for information, and dishonest conduct that reflects adversely on a lawyer's fitness to practice.

View Thompson Order (PDF Posted 1/31/11)

 

December 17, 2010

Jason Matthew Head, Law Office of Jason Head, PLC, Suite 600, One Columbus Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

VSB Docket No. 10-000-082957

Effective January 1, 2011, the Virginia State Bar suspended Jason Matthew Head's license to practice law for twenty days for violating requirements of the Consumer Real Estate Settlement Protection Act. The board also fined him $3,000 and revoked his CRESPA registration, effective December 10, 2010. This was an agreed disposition of CRESPA charges.

View Head Order (PDF Posted 1/4/11)

 

December 17, 2010

Donald Francis Lynch III, Mondial Assistance, 2805 North Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23294

VSB Docket No. 09-033-076156

On December 1, 2010, a Virginia State Bar Third District Subcommittee issued a public admonition to Donald Francis Lynch III for violating professional rules that govern diligence and communication. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Lynch Order (PDF Posted 1/4/11)

 

December 17, 2010

George Anthony Yancey, Suite 207, 801 Boush Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

VSB Docket No. 10-022-083268

On November 15, 2010, a three-judge panel in the Norfolk Circuit Court issued a public reprimand to George Anthony Yancey for violating disciplinary rules that govern diligence and terminating representation. The three-judge court affirmed the sanction imposed by the Virginia State Bar's Second District Committee, Section II, for failing to comply with the terms of an earlier disciplinary matter.

View Yancey DC Order (PDF Posted 1/4/11)

View Yancey CC Order (PDF Posted 1/4/11)

 

December 8, 2010

Sol Zalel Rosen, Suite 102-261, 2200 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia, 22201

VSB Docket No. 09-021-078910

On December 7, 2010, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Sol Zalel Rosen's license to practice law. In consenting to the revocation, Mr. Rosen acknowledged the truth of the material facts of a pending disciplinary matter and that he could not successfully defend against it.

View Rosen Order (PDF Posted 1/4/11)

 

December 2, 2010

Bradley Douglas Wein, Suite 300, 3900 Westerre Parkway, Richmond, VA 23233

Docket Nos. 07-032-0903, 07-032-1855, 08-032-073809

On September 24, 2010, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Bradley Douglas Wein's license to practice law for four years in one case and six months in another, to run concurrently. The board found he violated professional rules that govern diligence, conflict of interest: general rule, conflict of interest: prohibited transactions, safekeeping property, declining or terminating representation, responsibilities regarding nonlawyer assistants, and misconduct that reflects adversely on the lawyer's honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness to practice. A third case was dismissed for lack of clear and convincing evidence.

View Wein Order (PDF Posted 1/4/11)

 

November 8, 2010

Neal Orion Reid, Law Offices of Neal O. Reid, P.C., Suite 308, 4914 Radford Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23230

VSB Docket No. 09-033-080089

On October 22, 2010, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Neal Orion Reid's license to practice law for fourteen days, beginning November 19, 2010. He violated disciplinary rules that govern candor towards a tribunal and conduct involving fraud, deceit, dishonesty, or misrepresentation that reflects adversely on an attorney's fitness to practice. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Reid Order (11/9/10)

 

November 5, 2010

Richard Lawrence James McGarry, Suite 201, 6405 Merriman Road, S.W., Roanoke, Virginia 24018

VSB Docket No. 09-080-075799

On October 20, 2010, the Virginia State Bar Eighth District Committee issued a public reprimand to Richard Lawrence James McGarry for violating disciplinary rules that govern fairness to an opposing party or counsel and truthfulness in statements to others.

View McGarry Order (PDF Posted 11/8/10)

 

November 3, 2010

Philip Alan Liebman, Laskin Towers, Suite 110, 1917 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454-4283

VSB Docket Nos. 09-022-079868, 10-022-080720

On October 25, 2010, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Philip Alan Liebman's license to practice law. In agreeing to the revocation, Mr. Liebman acknowledged the truth of pending charges that he had violated disciplinary rules that govern diligence, communication, fees, and safekeeping property.

View Liebman Order (PDF Posted 11/8/10)

 

November 3, 2010     *  **

Spencer Dean Ault, Law Office of Spencer Dean Ault, 13193 Mountain Road, Lovettsville, VA 20180

VSB Docket Nos. 06-070-1371, 06-070-3262, 09-070-078760 and 07-070-0688

Effective October 27, 2010, a three-judge panel of the Loudoun County Circuit Court revoked Spencer Dean Ault's license to practice law for violating disciplinary rules that govern competence, diligence, conflict of interest involving prohibited transactions, candor toward a tribunal, truthfulness in statements to others, knowingly making a false statement in a disciplinary matter, and misconduct that reflects adversely on a lawyer's fitness to practice.

*On November 24, 2010, Mr. Ault filed an appeal with the Supreme Court of Virginia.

**On February 7, 2011, the Supreme Court of Virginia dismissed the appeal.

View Ault Order (PDF Posted 12/2/10)

 

November 2, 2010     *

Richard Glenn Solomon, Law Office of Richard G. Solomon, Suite 100,

916 West Broad Street, Falls Church, Virginia 22046

VSB Docket No. 11-000-085437

On October 22, 2010, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Richard Glenn Solomon's license to practice law, based on his September 9, 2010, disbarment by the Maryland Court of Appeals.  Mr. Solomon was ordered to appear before the board on November 19, 2010, and show cause why the discipline imposed in Maryland should not be imposed in Virginia.

*On November 18, 2010, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Richard Glenn Solomon's license to practice law. In consenting to the revocation, Mr. Solomon admitted that the Maryland Court of Appeals disbarred him by consent in that state on September 9, 2010. On October 22, 2010, the Disciplinary Board summarily suspended his Virginia license pending a show cause hearing.

View Solomon Order (PDF Posted 12/2/10)

 

November 2, 2010

Steven Scott Biss, Suite 102, 300 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

VSB Docket Nos. 07-033-070921

On October 18, 2010, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public reprimand to Steven Scott Biss for violating a professional rule that governs conflict of interest involving a former client. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Biss Order (PDF Posted 11/8/10)

 

October 29, 2010     *

Joseph Louis Tantoh Tibui, #201, 6736 Metropolitan Center Drive, Springfield, Virginia 22150

VSB Docket No. 10-041-083463

On October 26, 2010, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended Joseph Louis Tantoh Tibui's license to practice law for failing to comply with a subpoena duces tecum issued by the bar.

*On November 3, 2010, Mr. Tibui complied with the subpoena duces tecum and the suspension was lifted.

 

October 19, 2010

Gordon Earl Hannett Jr., 210 West Main Street, Floyd, VA 24091

VSB Docket No. 09-101-078537

On October 15, 2010, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board imposed a public reprimand with terms on Gordon Earl Hannett Jr. for violating professional rules that govern misconduct that reflects adversely on a lawyer's fitness to practice. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Hannett Order (PDF Posted 10/22/10)

 

October 19, 2010

Michael Mitry Hadeed Jr.607 Oakley Place, Alexandria, Virginia 22302

VSB Docket No. 10-000-077606

On August 27, 2010, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Michael Mitry Hadeed Jr.'s license to practice law for two years, based on his 2009 conviction in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division, of conspiracy to commit immigration fraud and other charges.

View Hadeed Order (PDF Posted 10/22/10)

 

October 19, 2010

Thomas Ray Breeden, 10326 Lomond Drive, Manassas, VA 20109

VSB Docket No. 07-053-0953

On October 7, 2010, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board imposed a public reprimand on Thomas Ray Breeden for violating disciplinary rules that govern responsibilities of a partner or supervisory lawyer. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Breeden Order (PDF Posted 10/22/10)

 

October 18, 2010

Kyle Cornelia Leftwich, Marks & Harrison, 1500 Forest Avenue, Suite 100, P.O. Box 72020, Richmond, Va 23255-2020

VSB Docket No. 10-033-084258

On September 16, 2010, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Kyle Cornelia Leftwich's license to practice law. In consenting to the revocation, Ms. Leftwich acknowledged the truth of pending charges that she had violated disciplinary rules that govern dishonest conduct that reflects on a lawyer's fitness to practice. She acknowledged she had diverted legal fees for her own use, rather than delivering the money to the law firm as she was contractually obliged to do.

View Leftwich Order (PDF Posted 10/22/10)

 

October 15, 2010

Hilton Gordon Oliver, 4856 Haygood Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455-5320

VSB Docket No. 09-022-079969

On September 24, 2010, a three-judge disciplinary panel in the Virginia Beach Circuit Court issued a public reprimand to Hilton Gordon Oliver for violating disciplinary rules that govern fairness to an opposing party or counsel and respect for rights of a third person. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Oliver Order (PDF Posted 10/22/10)

 

October 15, 2010

Charles William Gittins, P.O. Box 144, Middletown, VA 22645

VSB Docket No. 10-070-082364

On September 3, 2010, a Virginia State Bar Seventh District Subcommittee issued a public admonition with terms to Charles William Gittins for violating a professional rule that governs fairness to opposing party and counsel. The Virginia sanction was in response to a finding by the staff judge advocate to the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Rules Counsel, who found that Mr. Gittins had violated a rule by engaging in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice.

View Gittens Order (PDF Posted 10/22/10)

 

October 13, 2010

Gerald Manly Bowen, 3174 Kirkwell Place, Herndon, Virginia 20171-3309

VSB Docket No. 08-051-071879

On September 24, 2010, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Gerald Manly Bowen's license to practice law for violating professional rules that govern fairness to opposing party and counsel, unauthorized practice of law, failing to respond to a lawful demand for information from the bar, and misconduct that involves dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation.

View Bowen Order (PDF Posted 1/4/11)

 

October 12, 2010

Frederick Hope Marsh, Hill, Tucker & Marsh, PLLC, The Free Press Building, Suite 301, Richmond, VA 23219

VSB Docket Nos. 09-032-077180, 09-032-076013, 08-032-075404

On September 29, 2010, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Frederick Hope Marsh's license to practice law for three years, effective January 1, 2011, for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communications, and conflicts of interest that include prohibited transactions. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Marsh Order (PDF file posted 10/12/10)

 

October 7, 2010

Brian Gay, Law Offices of Brian Gay, Second Floor, Suite 207, 3500 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452

VSB Docket No. 10-022-084369

On September 24, 2010, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended Brian Gay's license to practice law for failing to comply with a subpoena duces tecum issued by the bar.

 

September 30, 2010

Daniele Eubanks Herndon, Jackson & Campbell, P.C., 1120 20th Street, NW, South Tower, Washington, DC 20036-3437

VSB Docket No. 11-041-084426

On September 22, 2010, a Virginia State Bar Fourth District-Section 1 Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Daniele Eubanks Herndon for violating professional rules that govern knowingly making a false statement of material fact and conduct that reflects adversely on a lawyer's fitness to practice law. Ms. Herndon falsely certified that she had attended a mandatory continuing legal education teleconference. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Herndon Order (PDF Posted 10/12/10)

 

September 29, 2010

Michael J. Biddinger, Michael J. Biddinger, Esq., PC, P.O. Box 2027, Spotsylvania, Virginia 22553-2027

VSB Docket No. 10-060-083612

On September 27, 2010, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended Michael J. Biddinger's license to practice law for failure to comply with a subpoena duces tecum.

 

September 28, 2010

Timothy James Wall, The Law Office of Timothy J. Wall, Suite 213, 150 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406

VSB Docket No. 08-060-074935

On August 11, 2010, a Virginia State Bar Sixth District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand to Timothy James Wall for violating disciplinary rules that govern communication, safekeeping property, declining or terminating representation, and failing to respond to a lawful demand for information from a disciplinary authority. The misconduct occurred when a client attempted to obtain a refund of unearned fees after a divorce representation. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Wall Order (PDF Posted 10/12/10)

 

September 24, 2010     * **

Charles Lowenberg Pincus, III, Charles L. Pincus, III, P.C., Suite 441, 1244 Perimeter Parkway, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454

VSB Docket No. 09-021-076759

Effective July 28, 2010, a three-judge court in the Circuit Court of Virginia Beach suspended Charles Lowenberg Pincus, III's license to practice law for sixty days for violating professional rules that govern fees and diligence. The misconduct occurred while he was serving as attorney-in-fact for an incarcerated client.

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

**On June 9, 2011, the Supreme Court of Virginia affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court of the City of Virginia Beach.

View Pincus Order (PDF Posted 9/30/10)

 

September 16, 2010

Harvey Latney Jr., 1417 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23220

VSB Docket No. 09-033-078040

On September 9, 2010, a Virginia State Bar Third District Subcommittee issued a public dismissal for exceptional circumstances sanction to Harvey Latney Jr. for violating disciplinary rules that govern safekeeping property and responsibilities regarding nonlawyer assistants. Due to embezzlement by his former assistant, Mr. Latney failed to pay funds he was holding from a special commissioner's sale of real estate. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Latney Order (PDF Posted 9/30/10)

 

September 7, 2010

Cathy Ellen Krinick, The Law Offices of Krinick & Segall, Suite 103, 11848 Rock Landing Drive, Newport News, Virginia 23606-4427

VSB Docket No. 08-060-074164

On July 29, 2010, a three-judge court of the Circuit Court for the City of Williamsburg dismissed all misconduct charges against Cathy Ellen Krinick at the request of Ms. Krinick and the Virginia State Bar.

View Krinick Order (PDF Posted 9/10/10)

 

September 3, 2010

Denis Joseph McCarthy, 930 South Main Street, P.O. Box 610, Blackstone, Virginia 23824-0610

VSB Docket Nos. 09-031-076135, 09-031-077245, 09-031-079279, 10-031-080381, 10-031-081999, 10-031-082265, 10-000-082305

On August 26, 2010, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Denis Joseph McCarthy's license to practice law. In consenting to the revocation, Mr. McCarthy acknowledged the material facts of disciplinary complaints that are pending against him and acknowledged that the bar could prove the allegations against him.

View McCarthy Order (PDF Posted 9/10/10)

 

September 1, 2010

Robert Charles Neeley Jr., 156 Newtown Road A-1, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

VSB Docket No. 10-022-081894

On August 30, 2010, a Virginia State Bar Second District, Section II, Subcommittee imposed a public reprimand with terms on Robert Charles Neeley Jr. for violating professional rules that govern diligence and communication. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Neeley Order (PDF Posted 9/10/10)

 

August 31, 2010

James Anthony Bullard Jr., James A. Bullard, Jr., P.C., 2916 Chamberlayne Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23222

VSB Docket Nos. 09-032-077894, 09-032-077767 & 09-032-078765

Effective August 19, 2010, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board imposed a public reprimand with terms on James Anthony Bullard Jr. for violating professional rules that govern diligence and communication. The misconduct occurred in his court-appointed representations on criminal appeals. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Bullard Order (PDF Posted 9/10/10)

 

August 30, 2010

Eileen Marie Addison, Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, P.O. Box 40, Yorktown, Virginia 23690

VSB Docket No. 08-060-074165

On July 19, 2010, a three-judge court of the Circuit Court of the County of York and the City of Poquoson dismissed all misconduct charges against Eileen Marie Addison after it found no evidence that she had committed the alleged misconduct.

View Addison Order (PDF Posted 8/30/10)

 

August 18, 2010

Denis Joseph McCarthy, 930 South Main Street, P.O. Box 610, Blackstone, Virginia 23824-0610

VSB Docket No. 10-031-083895

On August 18, 2010, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended Denis Joseph McCarthy's license to practice law for failure to comply with a subpoena duces tecum.

 

August 17, 2010

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

VSB Docket No. 11-000-084846

On August 17, 2010, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Gary Lance Smith's license to practice law on impairment grounds.

View Smith Order (pdf posted 8/25/10)

 

August 17, 2010

Henry L. Carter, Sommerville Carter & Wilkinson, Ltd., 113 West Main Street, P.O. Box 629, Orange, VA 22960

VSB Docket No. 08-070-074634

On July 20, 2010, the Virginia State Bar Seventh District Committee issued a public dismissal de minimis sanction to Henry L. Carter for violating a professional rule that governs conflict of interest: general rule.

View Carter Order (pdf posted 8/25/10)

 

August 17, 2010

David O'Neil Prince, Suite 504, 411 East Franklin Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219

VSB Docket No. 08-032-074356

On August 2, 2010, a Virginia State Bar Third District Subcommittee imposed a public admonition with terms on David O'Neil Prince for violating disciplinary rules that govern diligence, fees, safekeeping property, declining or terminating representation, and a deliberately wrongful act that reflects adversely on the lawyer's honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness to practice. The subcommittee ordered Mr. Prince to refund a portion of the client's fees. This was an agreed disposition of disciplinary charges.

View Prince Order (pdf posted 8/25/10)

 

August 10, 2010

Bennett Allan Brown, 3905 Railroad Avenue, Suite 200N, Fairfax, Virginia, 22030-078236

VSB Docket No. 09-051-078236

On July 9, 2010, the Virginia State Bar Fifth District Committee, Section I imposed a public reprimand with terms on Bennett Allan Brown for failing to respond to a lawful demand for information from the bar during an investigation of a disciplinary complaint.

view Brown order (pdf posted 08/12/10)

 

July 20, 2010

Spiros S. Anthony, Suite 205, 5510 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204

VSB Docket No 10-000-083868

On June 28, 2010, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Spiros S. Anthony's license to practice law. In consenting to the revocation, Mr. Anthony acknowledged that in 2001 he pled guilty to felony embezzlement in the Loudoun County Circuit Court. Mr. Anthony’s license was summarily suspended on May 27, 2010.

View Anthony Order (PDF Posted 7/23/10)

 

July 19, 2010

Christopher Scott Dillon, Christopher S. Dillon & Associates, P.L.C., Suite C, 201 Hull Street, Richmond, Virginia 23224

VSB Docket No. 10-032-083489

On June 22, 2010, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Christopher Scott Dillon's license to practice law. In consenting to the revocation, Mr. Dillon acknowledged the material facts of a pending disciplinary complaint and that he violated the professional rule that governs safekeeping client property.

View Dillon Order (PDF Posted 7/23/10)

 

July 1, 2010

Richard Johan Conrod Sr., Conrod & Company Law Firm, Suite 104, 101 North Lynnhaven Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452

VSB Docket No. 06-021-2496

On November 11, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board imposed a public admonition with terms on Richard Johan Conrod Sr. for violating disciplinary rules that govern safekeeping property. The matter involved his failure to reconcile his real estate trust account as required. The board heard the matter on appeal of a VSB Second District Committee decision. The board dismissed one of the committee's findings of misconduct, but upheld two others and the sanction imposed. Mr. Conrod appealed the board's decision to the Supreme Court of Virginia, which dismissed the appeal on May 27, 2010.

View Conrod Order (PDF Posted 7/1/10)

 

 

 

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