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Disciplinary System Actions

July 2022 – present

(Except for Agreed Dispositions, disciplinary actions imposed by a District Committee remain subject to appeal for 10 days after notice of the determination is served on 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 19, 2023

       

 

January 19, 2023

Robert Overbey Jr., 9412 Pattys Court, Lorton, VA 22079

VSB Docket No. 22-053-124308

Effective January 13, 2023, pursuant to Virginia Rule of Professional Conduct 8.5(a), the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public reprimand with a term to Robert Overbey Jr. for violating professional rules that govern the unauthorized practice of law; multijurisdictional practice of law and misconduct.  This was an agreed disposition of misconduct.

View Overbey Order

 

 

January 10, 2023

Duncan Kenner Brent, Esq., 11709 Leesborough Circle, Silver Spring, MD 20902

VSB Docket No. 23-052-126721

On January 10, 2023, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary board administratively suspended Duncan Kenner Brent’s license to practice law for failing to comply with a subpoena duces tecum issued by the Bar.

View Brent Order

 

 

January 6, 2023

Susan Page Allen, S. Page Allen & Associates, P.C., 11521-E Midlothian Turnpike, North Chesterfield, VA 23235-4764

VSB Docket Nos.: 21-031-121188, 22-031-124080

Effective January 4, 2023, the Third District, Section I Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand without terms to Susan Page Allen for violating the professional rules that govern safekeeping property and responsibilities regarding nonlawyer assistants. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Allen Order

 

 

January 4, 2023

Brittani Nata’lita Baldwin, Baldwin Family Law, LLC, 5372 Discovery Park Blvd, Suite 202, Williamsburg, VA  23188

VSB Docket Nos.: 23-060-126844, 23-262-126977, 23-060-126966, 23-060-127035

On January 4, 2023, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended Brittani Nata'lita Baldwin's license to practice law for failing to comply with subpoena duces tecums issued by the Bar.

View Baldwin Order

 

 

December 22, 2022

Matthew Taylor Morris, Top Tier Law Group, P.L.L.C., 1877 Pittsburg Landing, Virginia Beach, VA 23464

VSB Docket Nos.: 22-021-125306; 22-022-125347; 22-021-125400

Effective December 16, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public reprimand with terms to Matthew Taylor Morris for violating professional rules that govern competence, communication, bar admission and disciplinary matters, judicial officials, and misconduct.

 

 

December 21, 2022

Kelly Lynn DiCorrado, Delpierre & DiCorrado, PLC, 500 E Plume St Ste 210, Norfolk, VA 23510

VSB Docket No.: 22-022-125525

Effective December 16, 2022, the Second District Subcommittee, Section II of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand with terms to Kelly Lynn DiCorrado for violating the professional rules governing diligence and communication. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View DiCorrado Order

 

 

December 16, 2022

Johnnie Louis Johnson, Jr., Law Offices of Johnnie Louis Johnson III LLCF, Second Level, 101 Bryce Ryan Cir., Kingsland, GA  31548-7812

VSB Docket No. 23-000-127359

Effective December 16, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Johnnie Louis Johnson, Jr.’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This was a reciprocal revocation, based on his May 26, 2022, disbarment from the practice of law by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

View Johnson Order

 

 

December 15, 2022

Isaac Philip Rabicoff, Rabicoff Law LLC, 5680 King Centre Dr Ste 645, Alexandria, VA  22315

VSB Docket No. 22-042-125771

On December 12, 2022, pursuant to Virginia Rule of Professional Conduct 8.5(b), the Fourth District, Section II Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand without terms to Isaac Philip Rabicoff for violating California’s professional rules that govern meritorious claims and contentions, candor toward the tribunal, and misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct.

View Rabicoff Order

 

 

November 28, 2022

Kimberly Alice Chandler, Chandler Law Firm, PO Box 17586, Richmond, VA  23226

VSB Docket Nos. 21-032-118348, 21-032-121489, 21-032-121174, 21-032-121192, 22-032-123593

Circuit Court No. CL22-3378

Effective November 14, 2022, the Circuit Court of the City of Richmond issued a public reprimand with terms to Kimberly Alice Chandler for violating professional rules that govern fairness to opposing party and counsel, dealing with unrepresented persons, responsibilities of partners and supervisory lawyers, and misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Chandler Order

 

 

November 28, 2022

Johnnie Louis Johnson Jr., Law Offices of Johnnie Louis Johnson III LLCF, Second Level, 101 Bryce Ryan Circle, Kingsland, GA 31548-7812

VSB Docket No.: 23-000-127359

Effective November 28, 2022, pursuant to Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia Part Six, Section IV, Paragraph 13-24, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Johnnie Louis Johnson Jr.'s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia based on his disbarment by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals on May 26, 2022.  He was ordered to appear before the board on December 16, 2022, to show cause why the same discipline that was imposed in the District of Columbia should not be imposed in Virginia.

View Johnson Order

 

 

November 21, 2022

Denis Charles Englisby, Englisby & Slone, 10101 Iron Bridge Rd, PO Box 85, Chesterfield, VA  23832-0085

VSB Docket No. 22-032-123636

Ordered and effective on November 18, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Denis Charles Englisby’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for two years for violating rules that govern competence, scope of representation, diligence, communication, conflict of interest: general rule, truthfulness in statements to others, and bar admission and disciplinary matters.

View Englisby Order

 

 

November 21, 2022

Jon Franklin Mains, Jon F. Mains & Associates, LLC, 3955 Chain Bridge Rd., Second Floor, Fairfax, VA  22030

VSB Docket No.: 22-051-125095

Effective November 18, 2022, the Fifth District Subcommittee, Section I of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand with terms to Jon Franklin Mains for violating the professional rules governing communication, fees, safekeeping property, and bar admission and disciplinary matters. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Mains Order

 

 

November 21, 2022

James McMurray Johnson, Johnson Law Firm, PC, 13478 Minnieville Rd., Suite 204, Woodbridge, VA  22192

Circuit Court No. 22-4967, VSB Docket No. 21-052-122107

By Order entered November 3, 2022, and effective November 20, 2022, the Circuit Court for the County of Prince William suspended James McMurray Johnson’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for a period of 90 days with terms for violating the professional rules governing diligence and communication.

 

 

 

November 18, 2022*

Patrick Lynn Edwards, 2200 Wilson Blvd, Suite 102, #247, Arlington, VA 22201

VSB Docket No. 22-021-126025

On November 16, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended Patrick Lynn Edwards license to practice law for failing to comply with a subpoena duces tecum issued by the Bar.

View Edwards Order

*On December 6, 2022, Mr. Edwards complied with the subpoena duces tecum and the suspension was lifted.

 

November 14, 2022

Elizabeth Farrar Egan, Rosenberg and Associates, LLC, Suite 600, 4340 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD  20814

VSB Docket Nos. 21-032-121175 & 21-032-121223 Circuit Court No. CL22-3379

Effective November 9, 2022, the Circuit Court of the City of Richmond issued a public reprimand without terms to Elizabeth Farrar Egan for violating professional rules that govern fairness to opposing party and counsel and misconduct.

View Egan Order

 

 

November 2, 2022

Stephen A. Strickler, Esq., Inman & Strickler, P.L.C., 575 Lynnhaven Pkwy, Ste 200, Virginia Beach, VA  23452-6715

VSB Docket No 21-021-122646

Effective October 28, 2022, the Disciplinary Board of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand without terms to Stephen A. Strickler for violating the professional rule that governs misconduct.

View Strickler Order

 

 

November 2, 2022

Evan Stuart Elan, The Elan Law Firm, 1629 K Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006

VSB Docket No. 22-021-126025

On November 1, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended Evan Stuart Elan’s license to practice law for failing to comply with a subpoena duces tecum issued by the Bar.

View Elan Order

 

 

November 1, 2022

Benjamin Kent, 10440 Balls Ford Road, Suite 165, Manassas, VA  20109

VSB Docket No. 22-041-123306                                  Circuit Court No. CL22-6903

Effective October 28, 2022, the Circuit Court of the County of Prince William issued a public reprimand with terms to Benjamin Kent for violating professional rules that govern fees, safekeeping property, and the unauthorized practice of law; multijurisdictional practice of law.

View Kent Order

 

 

October 25, 2022

William Hale Thompson, Jr., 2300 Wilson Blvd, Ste 700, Arlington, VA  22201

VSB Docket No.  21-041-121592

Effective October 18, 2022, the Disciplinary Board of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand with terms to William Hale Thompson, Jr. for violating professional rules that govern fees, safekeeping property, and declining or terminating representation. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Thompson Order

 

 

October 18, 2022

Victor Rivera-Nieves, Rivera Immigration, PLC, 7330 Staples Mill Dr #262, Henrico, VA  23228

VSB Docket No. 22-032-123842

By Order entered October 14, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Victor Rivera-Nieves’s right to seek admission to practice in Virginia and privilege to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia for six months effective February 23, 2025, for violating professional rules governing diligence, communication, fees, safekeeping property, and declining or terminating representation. This suspension will run consecutive to a three-year suspension that was effective on February 22, 2022 and was imposed in VSB Docket Nos. 20-032-118029 and 20-032-118068. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Rivera-Nieves Order

 

 

October 13, 2022

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

VSB Docket No: 22-031-124251

By order effective October 5, 2022, and entered on October 6, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Russell Nardy Allens license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for six months for violating professional rules that govern competence, scope of representation, diligence, communication, bar admission and disciplinary matters, and misconduct. This matter came before the Board as an Agreed Disposition pursuant to Part 6, § IV, ¶ 13-6.H of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia.

View Allen Order

 

 

October 7, 2022

Shena Dixon Mason, Shena Dixon Mason PLLC, 1141 Keokuk Terrace N.E., Leesburg, VA  20176

VSB Docket No. 22-070-124601

Effective October 4, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Shena Dixon Masons license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for one year and one day with terms for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, fees, confidentiality of information, conflict of interest: general rule, safekeeping property, declining or terminating representation, meritorious claims and contentions, candor toward the tribunal, bar admission and disciplinary matters, and misconduct. This matter came before the Board as an Agreed Disposition pursuant to Part 6, § IV, ¶ 13-6.H of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia.

View Mason Order

 

 

October 4, 2022

Leslie Anne Shopf, Law Office of Leslie A. Shopf, PO Box 3355, Reston, VA  20195

VSB Docket No 22-053-124212

Effective October 4, 2022, the Fifth District, Section III Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand without terms to Leslie Anne Shopf for violating the professional rule that governs diligence. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Shopf Order

 

 

October 4, 2022

Dennis Eugene Pryba, II, Law Office of Dennis E. Pryba, II, Esq., 7777 Leesburg Pike, #405N, Falls Church, VA 22043

VSB Docket No. 22-051-124743

On October 4, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended Dennis Eugene Pryba, II's license to practice for failing to comply with a subpoena duces tecum issued by the Bar.

View Pyba Order

 

 

September 30, 2022

Justin Todd Daniel, The Daugherty Law Firm, P.C., Suite 106, 9315 Center Street, Manassas, VA  20110

VSB Docket No. 22-051-124240

Effective September 28, 2022, the Fifth District, Section I Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand with terms to Justin Todd Daniel for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, and communication. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Daniel Order

 

 

 September 29, 2022

Timothy Williams Barbrow, Law Office of Timothy W. Barbrow, 403-A William Street, Fredericksburg, VA  22401

VSB Docket No. 22-060-124899

Effective September 28, 2022, the Sixth District Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand with terms to Timothy Williams Barbrow for violating professional rules that govern communication and safekeeping property. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Barbrow Order

 

 

September 29, 2022

S.W. Dawson, Dawson, P.L.C., PO Box 58, Norfolk, VA 23501

VSB Docket No. 22-060-124330

Effective September 21, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Sixth District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to S.W. Dawson for violating professional riles that govern competence, diligence, communication, fees, and declining or terminating representation.  This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Dawson Order

 

 

 

September 22, 2022

Edward Emad Moawad, McLean Executive Counsel, P.C., 1750 Tysons Blvd. Ste. 1500, McLean, VA 22102

VSB Docket No. 23-000-124925

By order entered and effective September 19, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Edward Emad Moawad's license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  This was an agreed reciprocal dispostion of misconduct charges based on Moawad's revocation in Maryland. 

View Moawad Order

 

 

September 16, 2022

Paul Andrew Murphy, 6231 Leesburg Pike Ste 404, Falls Church, VA 22044

VSB Docket No. 23-000-126661

On September 16, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Paul Andrew Murphy’s license to practice law on impairment grounds.

View Murphy Order

 

 

September 13, 2022

Brian Jeffrey Rosenberg, 11309 Broad Green Dr., Potomac, MD  20854

VSB Docket No. 23-000-126587

By order entered and effective September 12, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board indefinitely suspended Brian Jeffrey Rosenberg’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia based on his indefinite suspension by the Court of Appeals of Maryland on August 10, 2022. Rosenberg may apply for reinstatement after 90 days, with proof of reinstatement in Maryland before he is admitted in Virginia.  This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Rosenberg Order

 

 

September 7, 2022

Janet A. Smith, 4270 John Marr Drive, Suite 201, Annandale, VA  22003

VSB Docket No. 22-052-123727

Effective September 6, 2022, the Fifth District, Section II Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand without terms to Janet A. Smith for violating professional rules that govern communication and bar admission and disciplinary matters. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Smith Order

 

 

September 2, 2022

Brian Jeffrey Rosenberg, 11309 Broad Green Dr., Potomac, MD  20854

VSB Docket No. 23-000-126587

Ordered on August 26, 2022, and effective September 2, 2022, pursuant to Rules of the Supreme Court Part Six, Section IV, Paragraph 13-24, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Brian Jeffrey Rosenberg’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia based on his indefinite suspension by the Court of Appeals of Maryland on August 10, 2022. He was ordered to appear before the Board on September 23, 2022, to show cause why the same discipline that was imposed in Maryland should not be imposed in Virginia.

View Rosenberg Order

 

 

August 29, 2022

Tina Tracy Neyhart, Neyhart & McConnell, P.O. Box 196, Blacksburg, VA  24063-0196

VSB Docket No. 22-101-124323

Effective August 26, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Tina Tracy Neyhart’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth for violating professional rules that govern communication; safekeeping property; declining or terminating representation; and bar admission and disciplinary matters.

View Neyhart Order

 

 

August 29, 2022

Alfred Lincoln Robertson, Jr., Robertson Law Office, PLLC, 6575 Edsall Rd., Springfield, VA 22151

VSB Docket No. 22-042-125695

Effective August 26, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Alfred Lincoln Robertson, Jr.’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for 12 months for failure to fulfill the terms imposed by the Fourth District Subcommittee, Section II on May 31, 2016, in VSB Docket Nos. 15-042-101082 and 15-042-102961.

View Robertson Order

 

 

August 26, 2022

Stephen James Kaufmann, P.O. Box 669, Luray, VA 22835

VSB Docket No. 23-000-126368

On August 26, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Stephen James Kaufmann’s license to practice law on impairment grounds.

View Kaufmann Order

 

 

August 24, 2022

Richelle Denise Moore, Richelle D. Moore, PLC, Suite B, 910 Littlepage Street, Fredericksburg, VA  22401

VSB Docket Nos. 22-060-123620 & 22-060-123639

Effective August 24, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Richelle Denise Moores license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for three years without terms for violating professional rules that govern communication, diligence, safekeeping property, bar admission and disciplinary matters, and misconduct. This matter came before the Board as an accepted Agreed Disposition pursuant to Part 6, § IV, ¶ 13-6.H of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia.

View Moore Order

 

 

August 9, 2022

Nosuk Pak Kim, Cowardin & Kim PLC, 601 Thimble Shoals Blvd, Ste 210, Newport News, VA  23606

VSB Docket No.: 22-021-125149

Effective August 5, 2022, the Virginia State Bar revoked Nosuk Pak Kim’s privilege to practice law in the Commonwealth based on her affidavit consenting to the revocation. By tendering her consent to revocation at a time when a disciplinary complaint, investigation, or proceeding is pending, Kim acknowledges that the material facts upon which the disciplinary complaint, Investigation, or proceeding are predicated are true.

View Kim Order

 

 

July 29, 2022* **

Bradley Glenn Pollack, Attorney at Law, 440 North Main Street, Woodstock, VA 22664

Circuit Court No.: CL21001114-00
VSB Docket Nos.:
21-070-120540, 21-070-121524
and 21-070-121548

By Order entered July 1, 2022, and effective July 30, 2022, the Circuit Court for the County of Shenandoah suspended Bradley Glenn Pollack’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for a period of six months with terms for violating the professional rules governing safekeeping property and declining or terminating representation.

*On August 11, 2022, Mr. Pollock filed a notice of appeal.

**On August 15, 2022, the Supreme Court of Virginia granted a stay of the suspension during the pendency of the appeal, until further order of the Court.

View Pollack Order

 

 

July 29, 2022

Dale Reese Jensen, 606 Bull Run Court, Staunton, Virginia 24401

Circuit Court No.: CL21-653
VSB Docket Nos.: 20-080-118487, 21-080-121205, 21-080-122456, 21-080-122790

Ordered June 23, 2022, a three-judge panel suspended, with terms, Dale Reese Jensen’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for 60 days beginning August 1, 2022, for violating professional rules that govern communication; fees; safekeeping property; safekeeping property (in effect after March 2020); and responsibilities regarding nonlawyer assistants.

View Jensen Order

 

 

July 22, 2022

John Edward Williams, 3213 Duke Street, Ste 601, Alexandria, VA 22314

VSB Docket No. 21-041-120750

Effective July 20, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Fourth District Subcommittee, Section I issued a public reprimand with terms to John Edward Williams for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, fees, and safekeeping property. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Williams Order

 

 

July 19, 2022*

Joseph Ray Pope, 12136 Manor Walk Dr., Glen Allen, VA 23059

VSB Docket No. 21-031-121122

Effective July 15, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Joseph Ray Pope’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth for violating professional rules that govern meritorious claims and contentions; candor toward the tribunal; dealing with unrepresented persons; bar admission and disciplinary matters; and misconduct.

*On September 21, 2022, Mr. Pope filed a notice of appeal.

View Pope Order

 

 

July 8, 2022*

Ann Cabell Baskervill, Dinwiddie Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, P O Box 296, Dinwiddie, VA 23841

VSB Docket No: 22-000-126183

Effective July 6, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Ann Cabell Baskervill’s license to practice law on impairment grounds.

View Baskervill Order

*On September 23, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board terminated the impairment suspension.  The reinstatement is effective September 23, 2022.

View Baskervill Order

 

 

July 7, 2022

Jay A. Rosenberg, 3805 Edwards Road, Suite 550, Cincinnati, OH 45209

Effective July 6, 2022, a three-judge panel of the Circuit Court of Fairfax County revoked Jay A. Rosenberg’s privilege to practice law in the Commonwealth based on his affidavit consenting to the revocation. By tendering his consent to revocation at a time when a disciplinary complaint, Investigation, or Proceeding is pending, Rosenberg acknowledges that the material facts upon which the disciplinary complaint, Investigation, or Proceeding are predicated are true.

View Rosenberg Order

 

 

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