News and Information
November 03, 2017

Virginia State Bar Clients’ Protection Fund Board Awarded $38,168.33

The Virginia State Bar Clients’ Protection Fund Board awarded $38,168.33 in reimbursement to former clients of eleven Virginia attorneys at its most recent meeting on September 15, 2017.

Docket Number

Respondent’s Name

Address of Record

Amount Paid

Type of Case

16-555-003052

Stephen Joseph Fisher
(Deceased)

Leesburg, VA

$1,800.00

Unearned fees/ Bankruptcy

17-555-003092

Tony Michael Hutchinson

Norton, VA

$   500.00

Unearned fees/ Bankruptcy

17-555-003097

John Arthur Sutherland, Jr.

Fairfax, VA

$7,333.33

Conversion-Theft/Personal Injury, Property Damage

17-555-003099

Jean Jerome Dandy Ngando Ekwalla

Woodbridge, VA

$1,600.00

Unearned fees/Bankruptcy

17-555-003107

Nnika Evangeline White

Richmond, VA

$   500.00

Unearned fees/Family Law

17-555-003112

Nnika Evangeline White

Richmond, VA

$1,150.00

Unearned fees/Bankruptcy

17-555-003113

John Fredrick McGarvey

Glen Allen, VA

$2,550.00

Unearned fees/Criminal Law

17-555-003115

Jean Jerome Dandy Ngando Ekwalla

Woodbridge, VA

$2,850.00

Unearned fees/Consumer Credit

17-555-003116

John Fredrick McGarvey

Glen Allen, VA

$2,900.00

Unearned fees/Criminal Law

17-555-003117

Kimberly Lisa Marshall

Poolesville, MD

$6,500.00

Unearned fees/Family Law

17-555-003118

Sara Elizabeth Chase

Henrico, VA

$1,000.00

Unearned fees/Family Law

17-555-003119

Michael Alan Bishop
(Deceased)

Meadowview, VA

$7,500.00

Unearned fees/ Real Estate

17-555-003120

Michael Alan Ward

Fairfax, VA

$1,985.00

Unearned fees/Family Law

 

The Virginia State Bar Clients’ Protection Fund was created by the Supreme Court of Virginia in 1976 to reimburse persons who suffer a financial loss because of dishonest conduct by a Virginia lawyer.  Awards from the Clients’ Protection Fund are discretionary and are not a matter of right.  The fund is not taxpayer funded, but is funded by Virginia lawyers who are assessed an annual fee of up to $25. For more information on the fund, go to https://www.vsb.org/site/public/clients-protection-fund.

If you have any questions, you may contact Vivian R. Byrd, Administrator to Clients’ Protection Fund, at (804) 775-0572 or e-mail cpf@vsb.org

Updated: Nov 03, 2017