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Disciplinary System Actions

July 2012 – December 2012

(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.)

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March 22, 2013

 

 


 

December 18, 2012

John William Tripp, 468 Investors Place, Suite 202, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

VSB Docket No. 11-022-086296

On October 18, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public admonition to John William Tripp for violating professional rules that govern diligence and communication. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Tripp Order  (PDF Posted 2/5/13)

 

December 14, 2012

James Stephen Del Sordo, Argus legal, LLC, 9255 Center St, Ste 307, Manassas, VA 20110

VSB Docket Nos. 10-053-083303 and 12-053-089789

On October 23, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public admonition with terms to James Stephen Del Sordo for violating professional rules that govern safekeeping property. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Del Sordo Order (PDF Posted 12/20/12)

 

December 13, 2012     *

John F. Kane, 8617 Chesapeake Boulevard, Norfolk, Virginia 23503

VSB Docket No. 13-022-092860

On December 12, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended John F. Kane's license to practice law for failing to comply with a subpoena duces tecum issued by the bar.

*On January 24, 2013, Mr. Kane complied with the subpoena duces tecum and the suspension was lifted.

 

December 10, 2012

John William Swezey, 227 Starling Avenue, P.O. Box 1071, Martinsville, VA 24114-1071

VSB Docket No. 11-090-084718

On December 4, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Ninth District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand to John William Swezey for violating professional rules that govern meritorious claims and contentions. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Swezey Order (PDF Posted 12/20/12)

 

December 7, 2012

Russell Nardy Allen, 2211 Colwyn Rd., Richmond, Virginia 23229

VSB Docket No. 12-033-089213

On December 3, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Third District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Russell Nardy Allen for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, and communication. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Allen Order (PDF Posted 12/20/12)

 

December 6, 2012

Matthew Francis Bellinger, 13990 Taylors Overlook Court, Montpelier, Virginia 23192

VSB Docket No. 10-033-083827

On October 12, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Matthew Francis Bellinger’s license to practice law for one year for violating professional rules that govern misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Bellinger Order (PDF Posted 12/20/12)

 

December 5, 2012

Michael Raymond Thames, 1320 N. Veitch Street, Apt 835, Arlington, Virginia

VSB Docket No. 12-000-091343

On August 24, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Michael Raymond Thames’s license to practice law for one year and one day for failing to comply with the board’s December, 2010, order imposing a public reprimand with terms, as amended January 27, 2012. 

View Thames Order (PDF Posted 12/5/12)

 

November 19, 2012

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

VSB Docket No. 11-022-088289

On October 23, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Second District Committee issued a public admonition to Richard Johan Conrod, Sr. for violating a professional rule that governs declining or terminating representation.

View Conrod Order (PDF Posted 12/5/12)

 

November 29, 2012

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

VSB Dockets Nos. 12-032-089215, 12-032-089851 and 12-032-090039

Effective November 16, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended James Anthony Bullard Jr.’s license to practice law for sixty days with terms for violating a professional rule that governs diligence. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Bullard Order (PDF Posted 12/5/12)

 

November 28, 2012

Clive Allen O’Leary, The Law Office of Clive A. O’Leary, Suite 208, 1440 Central Park Boulevard, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

VSB Docket No. 13-000-093249

On November 16, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Clive Allen O’Leary’s license to practice law for two years based on his noncompliance with terms from a March 2012 memorandum order from the Circuit Court of Stafford County.

View O'Leary Order (PDF Posted 2/5/13)

 

November 28, 2012

David Paul Morgan, Cravens & Noll, P.C. 9011 Arboretum Parkway, Suite 200, Richmond, Virginia 23236

VSB Docket No. 11-031-084547

On November 1, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Third District – Section I Subcommittee issued a public admonition to David Paul Morgan for violating professional rules that govern diligence, fees, and safekeeping property. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Morgan Order (PDF Posted 12/20/12)

 

November 27, 2012

Christian Jarrell Griffin, Law Offices of Christian J. Griffin, 109 Fox Court, Winchester, VA 22603

VSB Docket No. 10-070-080484

On November 16, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a six month suspension with terms to Christian Jarrell Griffin for violating professional rules that govern safekeeping property and bar admission and disciplinary matters.

View Griffin Order (PDF Posted 2/5/13)

 

November 27, 2013

John Lydon McGann 4101 chain Bridge Road, Suite 206, Fairfax, Virginia 22030

VSB Docket No. 09-051-076260

On September 25, 2012, the Supreme Court of Virginia affirmed the Virginia State Bar Fifth District Committee Section I public reprimand upon John Lydon McGann for violating professional rules that govern client communication.

View McGann Order (PDF Posted 12/5/12)

View McGann Order (PDF Posted 12/5/12)

 

November 27, 2012

Dale Eugene Duncan, 6019 Tower Court, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

VSB Docket Nos. 11-042-088367, 11-042-085659

On September 28, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Dale Eugene Duncan’s license to practice law for two years for violating professional rules that govern bar admission and disciplinary matter.

View Duncan Order (PDF Posted 12/5/12)

 

 

November 26, 2012

Michael Leon Hockaday, 839 Maltby Crescent, Norfolk, Virginia 23504

VSB Docket No. 12-021-090411

On October 31, 2012, a Virginia State Bar Second District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Michael Leon Hockaday for violating professional rules that govern diligence and communication. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Hockaday Order (PDF Posted 12/20/12)

 

November 19, 2012

Gregory R. Wright Sr., 409 53rd Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

VSB Docket No. 11-021-088060

On September 20, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public reprimand with terms to Gregory Robert Wright Sr. for violating professional rules that govern diligence and communication. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Wright Order (PDF Posted 12/5/12)

 

November 19, 2012

Darryl Arthur Parker, 3113 W. Marshall Street, Suite. 2A, Richmond, VA 23230

VSB Docket Nos. 06-032-4138 and 11-000-087732

On November 8, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public reprimand with terms to Darryl Arthur Parker for violating professional rules that govern diligence and safekeeping property. The board also fined Mr. Parker $500 for violating the Virginia Consumer Real Estate Settlement Protection Act. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Parker Order (PDF Posted 2/5/13)

 

November 16, 2012     *

Pauline Marjorie Ewald, 12258 Deer Crossing Trail, Ashland, Virginia, 23005

VSB Docket No. 13-031-092472

On November 16, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended Pauline Marjorie Ewald's license to practice law for failing to comply with a subpoena duces tecum issued by the bar.

*On December 4, 2012 Ms. Ewald complied with the subpoena duces tecum and the suspension was lifted.

 

November 16, 2012

Robert Henry Smallenberg, Suite 204, 10035 Sliding Hill Road, Ashland, VA 23005

VSB Docket Nos. 11-060-085684, 11-060-087166, 11-060-087698, 11-060-087953, 11-060-088022, 11-060-088180, 11-060-088181, 12-060-089121 and 12-060-089755

On November 14, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Robert Henry Smallenberg’s license to practice law for violating professional rules that govern competence, scope of representation, diligence, communication, fees, safekeeping property, declining or terminating representation, candor toward the tribunal, truthfulness in statements to others, responsibilities of partners and supervisory lawyers, responsibilities regarding nonlawyer assistants, bar admission and disciplinary matters, and misconduct. In consenting to the revocation, Mr. Smallenberg admitted that the disciplinary charges brought against him are true and that he could not successfully defend against them.

View Smallenberg Order (PDF Posted 12/5/12)

 

November 2, 2012

Seung OH Kang, Suite 200, 7619 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Virginia 22003

VSB Docket No. 12-051-092241

On November 2, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended Seung OH Kang's license to practice law for failing to comply with a subpoena duces tecum.

 

October 25, 2012

Gwen Anne Carpenter, Law Office of Gwen A. Carpenter, Suite 400, 500 Montgomery Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

VSB Docket No. 12-042-088425

Effective November 1, 2012, a three-judge panel of the Circuit Court of the City of Alexandria suspended Gwen Anne Carpenter’s license to practice law for two years with terms for violating professional rules that govern diligence, safekeeping property, unauthorized practice of law; multijurisdictional practice of law, bar admission and disciplinary matters, and misconduct.

Carpenter Order  (PDF Posted 11/16/12)

 

October 25, 2012     *

Denny Pat Dobbins, One Guardian Court, Suite 100, Portsmouth, Virginia 23704

VSB Docket No.13-000-093449

Effective October 29, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Denny Pat Dobbins’s license to practice law based on the September 20, 2012, revocation of his license to practice in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia. He was ordered to appear on November 16, 2012, to show cause why the same discipline that was imposed by the bankruptcy court should not be imposed by the board.

*The Disciplinary Board continued this matter until January 2013.

 

October 25, 2012

Gary Bennet Cargill, 7739 E. Broadway Blvd/PMB 288, Tucson, Arizona 85710

VSB Docket No.13-000-093431

Effective October 29, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Gary Bennet Cargill’s license to practice law based on the March 23, 2012, six-month suspension of his license by the Supreme Court of Arizona. The board ordered him to appear on November 16, 2012, to show cause why the same discipline that was imposed in Arizona should not be imposed in Virginia.

View Cargill Order (PDF Posted 2/5/13)

 

 

October 16, 2012

Jeanne Lynn Dove-Taylor, Law Office of Jeanne Lynn Dove-Taylor, 15521 Real Estate Avenue, King George, Virginia 22485

VSB Docket No. 12-060-091007

On October 15, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended Jeanne Lynn Dove-Taylor's license to practice law for failing to comply with a subpoena duces tecum issued by the bar.

 

October 10, 2012

David Albert Powers III, P.O. Box 116, Chesterfield, Virginia 23832-0116

VSB Docket No. 11-033-085-455

On August 23, 2012, a Virginia State Bar Third District Committee– Section III issued an admonition with terms to David Albert Powers III for violating professional rules that govern safekeeping property.

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

 

October 5, 2012     *

Alana Sherrise Powers, Sherrise Powers, PLC, Suite J, 520 W. 21st Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23517

VSB Docket No. 13-022-091248

On October 2, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended Alana Sherrise Powers's license to practice law for failing to comply with a subpoena duces tecum issued by the bar.

*On March 22, 2013, Ms. Powers complied with the subpoena duces tecum and the suspension was lifted.

 

October 3, 2012

Harte Peary Stafford, Suite 601, 7700 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Virginia 22003

VSB Docket No. 10-053-083368

On August 24, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Harte Peary Stafford’s license to practice law for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, communication, fees, safekeeping property, declining or terminating representation, and bar admission and disciplinary matters.

View Stafford Order (PDF Posted 10/5/12)

 

September 28, 2012

Stephanie Allette Pease, Stephanie A. Pease, P.C., 20527 Westchester Circle, P.O. Box 645, Abingdon, VA 24212

VSB Docket No. 11-102-086711

On September 4, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Tenth District – Section II Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Stephanie Allette Pease for violating professional rules that govern declining or terminating representation, and bar admission and disciplinary matters. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Pease Order (PDF Posted 10/5/12)

 

September 28, 2012

Mufeed Wadie Said, Mufeed W. Said, P.L.L.C., 7 South First Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219

VSB Docket Nos. 11-031-084823; 11-031-085301; 11-031-086073; 11-31-086457; 11-031-086622; 11-031-088306; 12-031-090062

On June 27, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public reprimand with terms to Mufeed Wadie Said for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication and safekeeping property. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Said Order (PDF Posted 10/5/12)

 

September 28, 2012

Rebecca Louise Marquez, 1110 N Kenilworth St #3, Arlington, VA 22205

VSB Docket Nos. 13-000-093039 and 13-041-090066

On August 29, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Rebecca Louise Marquez’s license to practice law indefinitely on impairment grounds. In another matter, the board also suspended Ms. Marquez’s license to practice law for five years for violating professional rules that govern safekeeping property and misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Marquez Order (PDF Posted 10/5/12)

View Marquez Order (PDF Posted 10/5/12)

 

September 28, 2012

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

VSB Docket Nos. 10-033-084154 and 10-033-085156

Effective October 1, 2012, a three-judge panel of the Circuit Court of the city of Richmond suspended Vaughan Christopher Jones’s license to practice law for sixty days with terms for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, fees, and declining or terminating representation.

View Jones Order (PDF Posted 10/5/12)

 

September 18, 2012     *

Timothy Paul Harris, 617 S. Walter Reed Drive, #512-B, Arlington, Virginia 22204-2354

VSB Docket No. 12-041-091303

On September 17, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended Timothy Paul Harris's license to practice law for failing to comply with a subpoena duces tecum issued by the bar.

*On November 26, 2012, Timothy Paul Harris complied with the subpoena duces tecum and the suspension was lifted.

 

September 12, 2012     *

Jefrey Greg Booth, 1021 Hugo Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23513

VSB Docket No. 12-021-092018

On September 11, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended Jefrey Greg Booth's license to practice law for failing to comply with a subpoena duces tecum issued by the bar.

*On September 21, 2012, Jefrey Greg Booth complied with the subpoena duces tecum and the suspension was lifted.

 

September 6, 2012

Donald Jerome Gee, McEachin & Gee, P.C., 4719 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, VA 23223

VSB Docket No. 11-032-085775

On June 22, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public reprimand to Donald Jerome Gee for violating a professional rule that governs safekeeping property. The board dismissed a second case for lack of clear and convincing evidence.

View Gee Order (PDF Posted 9/12/12)

 

August 28, 2012     *     

John F. Kane, 8617 Chesapeake Blvd., Norfolk, Virginia 23503

VSB Docket No. 12-022-091218

On August 28, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended John F. Kane’s license to practice law for failing to comply with a subpoena duces tecum issued by the bar.

On February 6, 2013, Mr. Kane complied with the subpoena duces tecum and the suspension was lifted.

 

August 28, 2012

William Magruder McKee, 3609 Bayside Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23518

VSB Docket No. 12-000-090527

Effective September 7, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended William Magruder McKee’s license to practice law on impairment grounds.

View McKee Order (PDF Posted 2/6/13)

 

August 27, 2012     *

Sharon Rudolph Connelly, 7213 Hansford Court, Springfield, Virginia 22151

VSB Docket No. 12-000-092253

Effective August 1, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Sharon Rudolph Connelly’s license to practice law based on her conviction in the United State District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. She was ordered to appear on August 24, 2012, to show cause why her license should not be further suspended or revoked.

*On August 24, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Sharon Rudolph Connelly’s license to practice law for one year with terms, effective January 1, 2012, based on her 2008 conviction for conspiracy to commit money laundering in the United State District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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

 

August 27, 2012

David Garrett Mullins, The Law Office of David G. Mullins, 1019 Carolina Avenue, Bristol TN 37620

VSB Docket Nos. 12-102-088898, 12-102-089253, 12-102-089534

On August 15, 2012, a Virginia State Bar Tenth District - Section II Subcommittee issued a public reprimand to David Garrett Mullins for violating rules of professional conduct that govern diligence and communication.  This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Mullins Order (PDF Posted 8/27/12)

 

August 23, 2012

Phillip Stone Griffin II, 102 South Kent Street, Winchester, VA  22601

VSB Docket Nos. 09-070-078724, 09-070-079663, 09-070-076886, 10-070-083334

Effective August 24, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Phillip Stone Griffin II’s license to practice law for six months for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, fees, safekeeping property, meritorious claims and contentions, fairness to opposing party and counsel, responsibilities regarding nonlawyer assistants, unauthorized practice of law; multijurisdictional practice of law, and bar admission and disciplinary matters. The board dismissed two cases. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Griffin Order (PDF Posted 9/12/12)

 

August 7, 2012

Atchuthan Sriskandarajah, Fairfax, Virginia

VSB Docket No. 10-022-081527

On June 6, 2012, the Circuit Court of the County of Fairfax issued a public reprimand to Atchuthan Sriskandarajah for violating a professional rule that governs communication of fields of practice and certification. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Sriskandarajah Order (PDF Posted 8/27/12)

 

August 07, 2012

James Fred Sumpter, Midlothian, Virginia

VSB Docket No. 12-032-090738

Effective September 1, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended James Fred Sumpter’s license to practice law for thirty days for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, and declining or terminating representation. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Sumpter Order (PDF Posted 8/27/12)

 

August 02, 2012

Shannon McLaughlin Guignon, Fairfax, Virginia

VSB Docket No. 12-041-091359

On July 24, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Shannon McLaughlin Guignon’s license to practice law. In consenting to the revocation, Mr. Guignon admitted that the disciplinary charges against him are true and that he could not successfully defend against them.

View Guignon Order (PDF Posted 8/27/12)

 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

David Glenn Hubbard, Tyson’s Corner, Virginia

VSB Docket Nos. 11-051-08779, 12-051-088880

On April 30, 2012, a Virginia State Bar Fifth District – Section I Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to David Glenn Hubbard for violating professional rules that govern communication and bar admission and disciplinary matters. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Hubbard Order (PDF Posted 8/27/12)

 

July 31, 2012

Heajin Jung, Anandale, Virginia

VSB Docket No. 11-051-085929

On July 17, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Heajin Jung’s license to practice law for 14 days with terms for violating rules that govern competence, communication, conflict of interest: prohibited transaction, safekeeping property, and communication with persons represented by counsel. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Jung Order (PDF Posted 8/27/12)

 

July 31, 201

Neville Paul Crenshaw, Chantilly, Virginia

VSB Docket No. 10-051-080819

On April 30, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Fifth District – Section I Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Neville Paul Crenshaw for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, declining or terminating representation and bar admission and disciplinary matters. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Crenshaw Order (PDF Posted 8/27/12)

 

July 10, 2012

Kristen Grim Hughes, 1390 Chain Bridge Road, #530, McLean, Virginia 22101

VSB Docket No. 11-052-084557

On March 23, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public reprimand with terms to Kristen Grim Hughes for violating a professional rule that governs unauthorized practice of law; multijurisdictional practice of law.

View Hughes Order (PDF Posted 8/27/12)

 

 

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