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Disciplinary System Actions

July 2015 – December 2015

(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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Updated January 14, 2016

 

 

 

 

December 30, 2015

Neil Kuchinsky, Kuchinsky & Yeamans, P.C., Suite B, 200 Lakeview Avenue, Colonial Heights, VA 23834-0125

VSB Docket No. 11-031-085428

On November 18, 2015, the Supreme Court of Virginia affirmed a public reprimand issued to Neil Kuchinsky by the Circuit Court of the City of Colonial Heights. On October 18, 2012, the Virginia State Bar Third District Committee Section I issued a public reprimand to Mr. Kuchinsky for violating professional rules that govern conflict of interest and prohibited transactions, fairness to opposing party and counsel, and misconduct. Mr. Kuchinsky appealed to the three-judge circuit court, which affirmed. Mr. Kuchinsky then appealed to the Supreme Court of Virginia, which found that the circuit court erred in finding against Mr. Kuchinsky for violating rule 3.4, fairness to opposing party and counsel, but affirmed violations of rules governing conflict of interest and prohibited transactions, and misconduct. The Supreme Court remanded the case back to the circuit court, which again imposed a public reprimand. Mr. Kuchinsky again appealed to the Supreme Court, arguing that the circuit court lacked jurisdiction to impose a sanction. The Supreme Court affirmed the sanction.

View Kuchinsky Order     (PDF Posted 1/11/16)

 

December 18, 2015

James Amery Thurman, Suite 302, 3330 Pacific Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2983

VSB Docket No. 14-022-099259

Effective December 11, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended James Amery Thurman’s license to practice law for five months for violating professional rules that govern safekeeping of property. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Thurman Order     (PDF Posted 1/11/16)

 

December 15, 2015

J. Patterson Rogers, III, Masonic Building, 105 S. Union St., Suite 600, Danville, VA  24541

VSB Docket No. 16-000-104297

Effective December 15, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended J. Patterson Rogers, III’s license to practice law on impairment grounds.

View Rogers Order     (PDF Posted 1/11/16)

 

December 4, 2015

James Willis Hilldrup, 4343 Plank Road, Suite 220, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22407-4807

VSB Docket No. 14-060-099391

On November 16, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended James Willis Hilldrup’s license to practice law for one month with terms for violating professional rules that govern diligence, declining or terminating representation, and bar admission and disciplinary matters. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Hilldrup Order     (PDF Posted 1/11/16)

 

December 4, 2015

Blanche Miclat Garber, 21 Oakland Drive, Newport News, Virginia 23601

VSB Docket No. 15-010-100970

On November 24, 2015, the Virginia State Bar First District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand to Blanche Miclat Garber for violating professional rules that govern meritorious claims and contentions, fairness to opposing party and counsel, and misconduct.  This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Garber Order     (PDF Posted 1/11/16)

 

December 2, 2015

Intak Lee, Intak Lee & Associates, P.C., 10505 Judicial Dr Ste 100, Fairfax, VA 22030

VSB Docket No. 14-051-0972013

On November 24, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Fifth District Section I Subcommittee issued a public reprimand to Intak Lee for violating professional rules that govern competence, conflict of interest: general rule, and safekeeping property. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

 

November 23, 2015

Nnika Evangeline White, 9101 Midlothian Turnpike, Suite 800, Richmond, Virginia 23235

VSB Docket No. 14-031-102065

On November 20, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Nnika Evangeline White’s license to practice law for three years for violating professional rules that govern competence; conflict of interest: general rule; safekeeping property; candor toward the tribunal; truthfulness in statements to others; and misconduct.

View White Order     (PDF Posted 1/11/16)

 

November 23, 2015

Tawana Denise Shephard, P.O. Box 6473, Alexandria, Virginia  22306

VSB Docket No. 16-000-103697

On November 20, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Tawana Denise Shephard’s license to practice law based on her disbarment in Maryland by the Court of Appeals of Maryland. Ms. Shephard’s license was summarily suspended on October 1.

View Shephard Order     (PDF Posted 1/11/16)

 

November 9, 2015

Kenneth Dane Mills, K. Dane Mills Attorney At Law, P.L.L.C., 620 Virginius Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

VSB Docket No. 16-021-104013

On October 30, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Second District Committee issued a public admonition to Kenneth Dane Mills for violating professional rules that govern safekeeping property. This was an alternative disposition issued after Mr. Mills failed to comply with the terms of an earlier private admonition.

view Mills order (PDF posted 11/24/15)

 

November 4, 2015

Peter Robin Estes, 7108 Evanston Road, Springfield, VA 22150-3623

VSB Docket No. 16-000-103726

Effective October 3, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Peter Robin Estes’s license to practice law for ninety days. Mr. Estes’s license had been summarily suspended on October 3, 2015, based on his suspension by the Supreme Court of California.

view Estes order (PDF posted 11/24/15)

 

November 2, 2015

Jean Jerome Dandy Ngando Ekwalla. 13212 Quate Lane, Woodbridge, Virginia 22193

VSB Docket Nos. 15-053-101414, 15-053-102415, 15-053-101351, 15-053-099896, 15-053-100656

Effective October 29, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Jean Jerome Dandy Ngando Ekwalla’s license to practice law for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, safekeeping property, declining or terminating representation, fairness to opposing party and counsel, responsibilities to opposing party and counsel, responsibilities of partners and supervisory lawyers, responsibilities regarding nonlawyer assistants, bar admission and disciplinary matters, and misconduct.

View Ngando Ekwalla Order     (PDF Posted 1/11/16)

 

October 26, 2015

Jon Ian Davey, Law Office of Jon I. Davey, 128 S. Market St., PO Box 777, Danville, VA 24543-0777

VSB Docket Nos. 14-090-099262 and 15-090-099856

Effective October 23, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Jon Ian Davey’s license to practice law for one year, with terms, for violating professional rules that govern diligence, safekeeping property, bar admission and disciplinary matters, and misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Davey Order     (PDF Posted 11/4/15)

 

October 21, 2015

John George Crandley, Preston, Wilson & Crandley, PLC, 2404 Potters Rd Ste 500,

Virginia Beach, VA 23454

VSB Docket No. 14-021-099622

On October 13, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Second District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand to John George Crandley for violating professional rules that govern fairness to opposing party and counsel, and respect for rights of third persons. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Crandley Order     (PDF Posted 11/4/15)

 

October 9, 2015

Joseph Edward McGuire, Jr., 4391 Ridgewood Center Drive, Woodbridge, Virginia 22192

VSB Docket No. 15-053-100825

On September 23, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Fifth District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Joseph Edward McGuire, Jr. for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, and safekeeping property. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View McGuire Order     (PDF Posted 11/4/15)

 

October 6, 2015

Jerrod Myron Smith, P. O. Box 2485, Chesterfield, VA 23832

Virginia State Bar Docket No. 14-031-098855

On October 2, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Jerrod Myron Smith’s license to practice law for sixty days for violating professional rules that govern competence, communication, declining or terminating representation, and fairness to opposing party and counsel.

view Smith order (PDF posted 11/24/15)

 

October 6, 2015

William Craig Meyer II, P.O. Box 1053, Chatham, Virginia 24531-1053

VSB Docket No. 15-090-100492

Effective November 1, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended William Craig Meyer II’s license to practice law for sixty days with terms for violating professional rules that govern diligence and communication.

view Meyer order (PDF posted 11/24/15)

 

October 2, 2015

Peter Robin Estes, 7108 Evanston Road, Springfield, Virginia 22150-3623

VSB Docket No. 16-000-103726

Effective October 3, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Peter Robin Estes’s license to practice law based on his ninety day suspension, with terms, by the Supreme Court of California. Mr. Estes was ordered to appear before the board on October 23, 2015, to show cause why the same discipline that was imposed in California should not be imposed in Virginia.

 

September 29, 2015

Cheryl D. Footman-Banks, Janaf Office Building, 5900 E Va Beach Blvd Ste 208, Norfolk, Virginia 23502

VSB Docket No. 15-022-100028

Effective October 13, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Cheryl D. Footman-Banks’s license to practice law for forty-five days for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, safekeeping property, declining or terminating representation, bar admission and disciplinary matters, and misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Footman-Banks Order     (PDF Posted 11/4/15)

 

September 30, 2015     *

Gerald Isadore Katz, Gerald Katz, P.C., 2010 Corporate Ridge, Suite 700, McLean, Virginia 22102

VSB Docket No. 16-000-103422

Effective September 30, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Gerald Isadore Katz’s license to practice law based on his disbarment by the Court of Appeals of Maryland. Mr. Katz was ordered to appear before the board on October 23, 2015, to show cause why the same discipline that was imposed in Maryland should not be imposed in Virginia.

*On October 6, 2015 the Disciplinary Board continued the case until February 19, 2016.

 

September 29, 2015     *

Tawana Denise Shephard, PO Box 6473, Alexandria, VA 22306

VSB Docket No. 16-000-103697

Effective October 1, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Tawana Denise Shephard’s license to practice law based on her disbarment in Maryland by the Court of Appeals of Maryland. Ms. Shephard was ordered to appear before the board on October 23 to show cause why the same discipline that was imposed in Maryland should not be imposed in Virginia.

*On October 20, 2015 the Board continued the hearing until November 20, 2015.

 

September 24, 2015

Shelly Renee Collette, The Law Office of Shelly R. Collette, PO Box 2111, Winchester, VA 22604.

VSB Docket No. 14-041-098320

On August 18, 2015, a three-judge panel of the Circuit Court for the County of Arlington affirmed a public reprimand issued by the Virginia State Bar Fourth District Committee – Section I on January 27, 2015, to Shelly Renee Collette for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, fairness to opposing party and counsel, and misconduct.

View Collette Order     (PDF Posted 9/24/15)

 

September 22, 2015

Eddy Paul Rice IV, 1408 Park Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23220

VSB Docket No. 14-033-099432

On September 20, 2015, the Virginia State Bar revoked Eddy Paul Rice IV’s license to practice law based on his affidavit consenting to the revocation. In consenting to the revocation, Mr. Rice acknowledged that the material facts upon which the allegations of misconduct against him are predicated are true.

View Rice Order     (PDF Posted 9/23/15)

 

September 17, 2015     *

Robert Langston Williams, The Design Center, Suite 640, 5001 Baum Boulevard,

Pittsburg, PA 15213

VSB Docket No. 16-000-103421

Effective September 11, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Robert Langston Williams’s license to practice law based on his suspension by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Mr. Williams was ordered to appear before the board on October 2, 2015, to show cause why the same discipline that was imposed in Pennsylvania should not be imposed in Virginia.

view Williams order (PDF posted 11/24/15)

*Effective April 16, 2013, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board retroactively suspended Robert Langston Williams’s license to practice law for five years. His license had been summarily suspended on September 11, 2015, based on his suspension by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

 

September 17, 2015     *

Jeffrey Wayne Day, 1035 Mud Road, Madison, VA 22727

VSB Docket No. 15-000-102918

Effective September 11, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Jeffrey Wayne Day’s license to practice law based on his suspension by the Supreme Court of Florida. Mr. Day was ordered to appear before the board on October 2, 2015, to show cause why the same discipline that was imposed in Florida should not be imposed in Virginia.

*Effective September 2, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Jeffrey Wayne Day’s license to practice law for ninety-one days based on his earlier suspension by the Supreme Court of Florida. His license had been summarily suspended on September 2 pending the outcome of an October 2 show-cause hearing.

view Day order (PDF posted 11/14/15)

 

September 17, 2015

Robert Stuart Collins, 635 Orchard Lane SW, Wise, VA 24293

VSB Docket No. 13-000-095889

Effective January 6, 2014, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Robert Stuart Collins’s license to practice law for two years with terms. Mr. Collins’s license had been summarily suspended on January 6, 2014, based on his guilty plea in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, Big Stone Gap Division, to four felonies. This was an agreed disposition.

View Collins Order     (PDF Posted 9/24/15)

 

September 16, 2015

E. Michael Paturis, Esq., 431 North Lee Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-2301

VSB Docket No. 14-042-096383

On July 28, 2015, a three-judge panel of the Circuit Court of the County of Spotsylvania dismissed charges of misconduct against E. Michael Paturis.

 

September 4, 2015

Jesse Eric White, The Law Center of Manassas, 4196 Merchant Plaza Ste. 110,

Woodbridge, Virginia 22192

VSB Docket Nos. 15-053-102384 and 15-053-102683

On September 4, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended Jesse Eric White’s license to practice law for failing to comply with subpoenas duces tecum issued by the bar.

 

September 1, 2015

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

VSB Docket No. 15-032-102633

On August 28, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Darryl Arthur Parker’s license to practice law for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, safekeeping property, declining or terminating representation, truthfulness in statements to others, bar admission and disciplinary matters, and misconduct.

View Parker Order     (PDF Posted 11/4/15)

 

August 31, 2015

Bibi Bahizi Musafiri, 3705 S. George Mason Drive, Suite CIS, Falls Church, VA 22041

VSB Docket No. 15-041-101879

On August 28, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Bibi Bahizi Musafiri’s privilege to practice law for six months with terms for failure to comply with the terms of a November 25, 2013, public reprimand.

View Musafiri Order     (PDF Posted 11/4/15)

 

August 25, 2015

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

VSB Docket No. 15-032-103224

On August 25, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended Darryl Arthur Parker’s license to practice law for failing to comply with a subpoena duces tecum issued by the bar.

 

August 7, 2015

Michael S. Weisberg, Michael S. Weisberg, PC, 112 College Place, Norfolk, VA 23510

VSB Docket No. 14-022-099500

On July 22, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Second District Committee Section II issued a public admonition to Michael S. Weisberg for violating professional rules that govern safekeeping property.

view Weisberg order (PDF posted 11/24/15)

 

July 30, 2015

Gary Lee Close, 809 South East Street, Culpeper, VA 22701

VSB Docket No. 12-070-091061

On July 28, 2015, a three-judge panel of the Circuit Court for the County of Albemarle issued a public reprimand to Gary Lee Close for violating a professional rule that governs diligence. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Close Order     (PDF Posted 9/24/15)

 

July 30, 2015

Jason Anthony, 23 W. Broad Street, Suite 304, Richmond, Virginia 23220

VSB Docket No. 15-031-100646

On July 13, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Third District, Section I Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Jason Anthony for violating a professional rule that governs safekeeping property. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Anthony Order    (PDF Posted 8/20/15)

 

July 24, 2015

Nnika Evangeline White, Suite 800, 9101 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23235

VSB Docket No. 14-031-097169

Effective March 27, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public reprimand to Nnika Evangeline White for violating professional rules that govern fees and safekeeping property.

View White Order     (PDF Posted 8/20/15)

 

July 15, 2015

Charles Ellis Cohen, 9515 Cadbury Circle, Indianapolis, Indiana 46260-1000

VSB Docket No. 15-000-102464

Effective June 26, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Charles Ellis Cohen’s license to practice law for ninety days based on his suspension by the Indiana Supreme Court. Mr. Cohen’s license was summarily suspended on June 3, 2015.

View Cohen Order     (PDF Posted 8/20/15)

 

July 8, 2015

Shane Lee Jimison, 3420 Pump Road #205, Henrico, VA 23233

VSB Docket Nos. 15-031-102798, 15-031-102582, 15-034-102515, 15-031-102314, 15-031-102180

On June 8, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Shane Lee Jimison’s license to practice law based on his affidavit consenting to the revocation. In consenting to the revocation, Mr. Jimison acknowledged that the allegations of misconduct against him are true and that he could not successfully defend against them.

View Jimison Order     (PDF Posted 8/20/15)

 

July 7, 2015

Kevin Lincoln Cash, 613 Wilderness Creek Road, Monroe, VA 24574

VSB Docket No. 14-101-099400

On July 2, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Kevin Lincoln Cash’s license to practice law for six months for violating professional rules that govern conflict of interest: general rule, and misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Cash Order    (PDF Posted 8/18/15)

 

July 7, 2015

Joseph Albert Christian Synan, 101 Lafayette Boulevard, P.O. Box 8448, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22404-8448

VSB Docket Nos. 15-060-100399, 15-060-101824

On June 11, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Sixth District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Joseph Albert Christian Synan for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, and safekeeping property. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Synan Order    (PDF Posted 8/18/15)

 

July 1, 2015

Darryl Arthur Parker, 3113 W. Marshall St., Suite 2A, Richmond, Virginia 23230

VSB Docket Nos. 14-032-098463, 14-032-099511 and 15-000-100772

On May 20, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Darryl Arthur Parker’s license to practice law for four months with terms for violating rules that govern competence, diligence, communication, fees, safekeeping property, declining or terminating representation, bar admission and disciplinary matters, and misconduct. This was a joint recommendation of Parker and the bar counsel. The board dismissed the reciprocal action against Parker arising out of a four-month suspension imposed by the Bankruptcy Court and upheld by the Eastern District of Virginia.

View Parker Order   (PDF Posted 8/19/15)

 

 

 

 

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