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December 06, 2018

Clients’ Protection Fund Board Pays $43,858.46 to Former Clients

The Virginia State Bar Clients’ Protection Fund Board paid $43,858.46 in reimbursement to former clients of six Virginia attorneys at its most recent meeting on September 21, 2018.

Docket Number

Lawyer’s Name

City of Record

Amount Paid

Type of Case

18-555-003141

Danny Michael Atkins, Deceased 

Charlottesville, VA

$7,245.46

Unearned fees/Family Law

18-555-003143

Shelly Renee Collette

Winchester, VA

$3,000.00

Unearned fees/Civil Law

18-555-003144

Shelly Renee Collette

Winchester, VA

$5,500.00

Unearned fees/Criminal Law

18-555-003147

Shelly Renee Collette

Winchester, VA

$1,150.00

Unearned fees/Criminal Law

18-555-003149

Shelly Renee Collette

Winchester, VA

$4,300.00

Unearned fees/Criminal Law

18-555-003155

Karen M. Kennedy

Fredericksburg, VA

$3,400.00

Unearned fees/Consumer Law

18-555-003156

Shelly Renee Collette

Winchester, VA

$3,000.00

Unearned fees/Criminal Law

18-555-003157

Shelly Renee Collette

Winchester, VA

$2,500.00

Unearned fees/Family Law

18-555-003158

Karl Galen Blanke

Corona, CA (formerly Burke, VA)

$2,500.00

Unearned fees/Real Estate

18-555-003159

Shelly Renee Collette

Winchester, VA

$4,360.00

Unearned fees/Family Law

18-555-003166

Shelly Renee Collette

Winchester, VA

$1,750.00

Unearned fees/Family Law

18-555-003171

Jean J. D. Ngando Ekwalla

Woodbridge, VA

$2,653.00

Unearned fees/Civil Law

18-555-003173

Mark Howard Allenbaugh

Cleveland, OH

$2,500.00

Unearned fees/Patents, Trademark & Copyrights

The Clients’ Protection Fund was created by the Supreme Court of Virginia in 1976 to reimburse persons who suffer a quantifiable financial loss because of dishonest conduct by a Virginia lawyer whose law license has been suspended or revoked for disciplinary reasons, or who has died and did not properly maintain client funds. The fund is not taxpayer funded but is supported by Virginia lawyers who pay an annual fee of up to $25. The Supreme Court of Virginia has set the current annual fee at $10 per Virginia lawyer with an active license status. Payments from the Clients’ Protection Fund are discretionary and are not a matter of right. 

If you have any questions, you may contact Vivian R. Byrd, administrator to Clients’ Protection Fund by email at (804) 775-0572.

Updated: Dec 07, 2018