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March 19, 2018

Virginia State Bar Clients’ Protection Fund Board Awarded $45,522.25

The Virginia State Bar Clients’ Protection Fund Board awarded $45,522.25 in reimbursement to eight former clients of five Virginia attorneys at its most recent meeting on January 25, 2018. Details of the payments are:

Docket Number

Respondent’s Name

Address of Record

Amount Paid

Type of Case

17-555-003101

Michael Alan Bishop

(Deceased)

Meadowview, VA

$7,884.00

Unearned fees/ Conversion/Theft

17-555-003122

John Fredrick McGarvey

Glen Allen, VA

$1,150.00

Unearned fees/ Criminal Law

17-555-003123

John Fredrick McGarvey

Glen Allen, VA

$1,750.00

Unearned fees/Family Law

18-555-003132

Karen M. Kennedy

Fredericksburg, VA

$25,810.00

Unearned fees/Consumer Credit

18-555-003133

John Fredrick McGarvey

Glen Allen, VA

$1,000.00

Unearned fees/Criminal Law

18-555-003135

Michael Jerome Massie

Portsmouth, VA

$4,338.75

Unearned fees/Embezzlement

18-555-003136

Michael Jerome Massie

Portsmouth, VA

$2,839.50

Unearned fees/Embezzlement

18-555-003138

Shelly Renee Collette

Winchester, VA

$750.00

Unearned fees/Guardianship

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: Mar 20, 2018