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Disciplinary System Actions

July 2020 – 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 October 19, 2020

 

October 19, 2020

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

VSB Docket No. 19-060-115650

By Order entered October 16, 2020, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended James McMurray Johnson’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for a period of 90 days effective October 8, 2020, for violating professional rules that govern competence, scope of representation, diligence, communication, conflict of interest, bar admission and disciplinary matters, and misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Johnson Order

 

October 8, 2020

 

Barry Ray Taylor, Taylor, Bayona Law Group, P.C., 1401 Kempsville Road, Suite A, Chesapeake VA 23320

 

VSB Docket No. 20-022-118980

 

On October 7, 2020, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended Barry Ray Taylor’s license to practice law for failing to comply with a subpoena duces tecum issued by the Bar.

 

View Taylor Order

 

 

October 8, 2020

Jeffrey Marc Sherman, 8870 Rixlew Lane Ste. 201,Manassas, VA  20109

VSB Docket No. 18-041-111137

Effective October 7, 2020, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Jeffrey Marc Sherman’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia based on his affidavit consenting to the revocation. By tendering his consent to revocation at a time when allegations of misconduct are pending, Sherman acknowledges that the material facts upon which the allegations of misconduct are predicated are true.

View Sherman Order

 

 

October 6, 2020

 

Mary G. Commander, Commander Law, 5442 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, VA 23509

 

VSB Docket No. 18-022-110553

 

Effective October 5, 2020, a three-judge panel of the Circuit Court for the City of Norfolk issued a public reprimand to Mary G. Commander for violating professional rules that concern conflict of interest; declining or terminating representation; fairness to opposing party and counsel; bar admission and disciplinary matters; and misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

 

View Commander Order

 

 

October 5, 2020

Evelyn Ann Miller, 12112 Vale Road, Oakton, VA 22124

VSB Docket Nos. 19-052-115354 and 19-052-115749

Effective October 2, 2020, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Evelyn Ann Miller’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia based on her affidavit consenting to the revocation. By tendering her consent to revocation at a time when allegations of misconduct are pending, Miller acknowledges that the material facts upon which the allegations of misconduct are predicated are true.

 

View Miller Order

 

 

October 1, 2020

Jonathan Christian Dailey, Law Office of Jonathan C. Dailey, 12400 Park Potomac Avenue, Suite 511, Potomac, Maryland 20854

VSB Docket No. 20-000-118485

Effective October 1, 2020, pursuant to Rules of the Supreme Court Part Six, Section IV, Paragraph 13-24, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Jonathan Christian Dailey’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia based on his disbarment by the Maryland Court of Appeals on March 18, 2020. He was ordered to appear before the board on October 23, 2020, to show cause why the same discipline that was imposed in Maryland should not be imposed in Virginia.

View Dailey Order

 

 

September 30, 2020

Frank Gerald Fina, 4800 Salem Road, Middleburg, PA 17842

VSB Docket No. 20-000-118449

On August 28, 2020, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a Rule to Show Cause and Order of Summary Suspension and Notice of Hearing in which it ordered Frank Gerald Fina to show cause why the same or equivalent discipline imposed on him in Pennsylvania should not be imposed by the Board.  By Order entered September 25, 2020, the Board found that Fina had shown cause why the same or equivalent discipline that was imposed in Pennsylvania should not be imposed in Virginia, and summarily dismissed the matter.

 

 

September 29, 2020

Paul Christopher Galanides, 1561 E. Main Street, Richmond, VA 23218-1998 

VSB Docket No. 20-031-118030

Effective September 28, 2020, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public reprimand with terms to Paul Christopher Galanides for violating professional rules that concern competence, scope of representation, diligence, communication, conflict of interest, declining or terminating representation, and misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Galanides Order

 

 

September 29, 2020

Richard Thomas Robol, 433 West Sixth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201

VSB Docket No. VSB 19-021-114994

By Order entered and effective September 25, 2020, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Richard Thomas Robol’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for four years based on his breaches of the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct governing candor to the tribunal, fairness to opposing party and counsel, truthfulness in statements to others, and misconduct.

View Robol Order

 

 

September 8, 2020

Nancy Theresa Lord, 1970 North Leslie Road #220, Parhump, NV 89060

 VSB Docket No. VSB #20-000-118890

Effective September 4, 2020, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Nancy Theresa Lord’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for six months and one day. This was an imposition of reciprocal discipline, based on disciplinary action by the Supreme Court of Nevada, and an agreed disposition of charges. Lord is ordered to comply with all additional terms and conditions imposed by the State Bar of Nevada in its suspension order dated December 20, 2017.

View Lord Order

 

 

 

September 8, 2020

 

John B. Russell, Jr., 9017 Forest Hill Ave., Ste A, Bon Air, Virginia 23235

 

VSB Docket No. 20-032-117715

 

On September 4, 2020, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended John B. Russell, Jr.’s license to practice law for failing to comply with two subpoenas duces tecum issued by the Bar.

 

View Russell Order

 

 

September 8, 2020 *

Frank Gerald Fina, 4800 Salem Road, Middleburg, PA 17842

VSB Docket No. 20-000-118449

By Order entered August 28, 2020, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Frank Gerald Fina’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective September 4, 2020, based on his one year and one day suspension by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He was ordered to appear before the board on September 25, 2020, to show cause why the same discipline that was imposed in Pennsylvania should not be imposed in Virginia.

View Fina Order

*On September 25, 2020 the Disciplinary Board dismissed the matter.

 

September 8, 2020

Nancy Theresa Lord, 1970 North Leslie Road #220, Parhump, NV 89060

VSB Docket No. VSB #20-000-118890


By Order entered August 28, 2020, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended 
Nancy Theresa Lord’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective September 4, 2020, based on her six month and one day suspension by the Supreme Court of Nevada. She was ordered to appear before the board on September 25, 2020, to show cause why the same discipline that was imposed in Nevada should not be imposed in Virginia.

 View Lord Order

 

 

September 3, 2020

John B. Russell Jr., 9017 Forest Hill Avenue, Suite A, Bon Air, VA 23235

VSB Docket No. 20-000-117794

Effective August 28, 2020, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended John B. Russell Jr.’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for three years for failing to comply with Part Six, Section IV, Paragraph 13-29 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia. The three-year suspension begins November 1, 2021, the date his two-year suspension expires.

View Russell Order

 

 

September 3, 2020

William Franklin Burton, Burton Law, LLC, Suite 600, 5425 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815


VSB Docket No. 21-051-119322

On September 3, 2020, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended William Franklin Burton’s license to practice law for failing to comply with a subpoena duces tecum issued by the Bar.

View Burton Order

 

 

September 2, 2020

John Dillard Hooker Jr., John D. Hooker, Jr. & Associates, P.C., P.O. Box 968, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-0968

VSB Docket No. 20-022-116310

 

Effective September 2, 2020, the Virginia State Bar Second District, Section II Subcommittee issued a public reprimand without terms to John Dillard Hooker Jr. for violating professional rules that govern competence, communication with persons represented by counsel, and misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

 

View Hooker Order

 

 

August 31, 2020

Jin-Ho Cynn, Kim & Cynn Law PLLC, 4200 Evergreen Lane, Suite 312, Annandale, Virginia 22003

VSB Docket No. 19-053-115676

By Order entered August 28, 2020, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Jin-Ho Cynn’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for a period of 90 days, with terms, for violating professional rules that govern candor toward the tribunal, unauthorized practice of law, and misconduct.

View Cynn Order

 

 

August 24, 2020

Anna Hughes Myers, 4009 Flowerfield Road, Apt. A, Norfolk, VA 23518

VSB Docket Nos. 19-021-112027; 19-021-113670; 19-021-115847

By Order entered August 19, 2020, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended, with terms, Anna Hughes Myers’ license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for a period of two years for violating professional rules that govern diligence, conflict of interest, safekeeping property, declining or terminating representation, truthfulness in statements to others, and misconduct effective August 28, 2020. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Myers Order

 

 

August 19, 2020

Sameena Sabir, 4120 Leonard Drive, Fairfax, Virginia 22030

VSB Docket No. 19-053-114466

 Effective August 13, 2020, the Virginia State Bar Fifth District, Section III, Committee issued a public reprimand with terms to Sameena Sabir for violating the Rules of Professional Conduct governing competence and diligence. 

 

August 12, 2020

Timothy Andrew Litzenburg , Roundup Cancer Firm plc, 307 Westminster Rd, Charlottesville, VA  22901

VSB Docket No. 20-070-117650

Effective August 11, 2020, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Timothy Andrew Litzenburg’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia based on his affidavit consenting to the revocation. By tendering his consent to revocation at a time when allegations of misconduct are pending, Litzenburg acknowledges that the material facts upon which the allegations of misconduct are predicated are true.

View Litzenburg Order

 

 

August 10, 2020

Rachael Anne Hammer, Hammer Legal, PLLC, 14331 Papilion Way, Centreville, Virginia 20121

VSB Docket No. 19-052-115487

By Order entered August 6, 2020, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended, with terms, Rachael Anne Hammer’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for a period of 60 days for violating professional rules that govern safekeeping property, declining or terminating representation, and misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Hammer Order

 

 

August 10, 2020

David Brooks Hundley, P.O. Box 13187, Richmond, Virginia 23225

VSB Docket No. 19-010-114365

Effective August 6, 2020, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked David Brooks Hundley’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia based on his affidavit consenting to the revocation. By tendering his consent to revocation at a time when allegations of misconduct are pending, Hundley acknowledges that the material facts upon which the allegations of misconduct are predicated are true.

 View Hundley Order

 

 

August 6, 2020

Craig Edward Baumann, Craig Edward Baumann, P.C., 8770 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, Virginia 22309-4204

VSB Docket No. 19-051-108422

On July 30, 2020, the Supreme Court of Virginia affirmed a public admonition with terms issued to Craig Edward Baumann by the Fifth District Committee, Section I. On January 11, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Fifth District Committee, Section I, issued a public admonition with terms to Mr. Baumann for violating professional rules that govern scope of representation, communication, and fees. Mr. Baumann appealed to the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board, which affirmed the decision on October 9, 2019. Mr. Baumann then appealed to the Supreme Court of Virginia, which affirmed the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board’s decision.

View Baumann Order

 

July 30, 2020

Larry Lynn Miller, Jordan Building, 485 Hillsdale Drive, Suite 341, Charlottesville, VA 22901

VSB Docket No. 20-000-118603

Effective July 28, 2020, pursuant to Rules of the Supreme Court Part Six, Section IV, Paragraph 13-24, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily issued a reciprocal three-year suspension to Larry Lynn Miller for violating the rules of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Virginia. The suspension shall remain in effect until April 20, 2023.

View Miller Order



July 28, 2020

Jonathan Michael O’Connor, The O’Connor Law Firm, P.C., 1518 Willow Lawn Drive 2nd Fl, Richmond, VA 23230-3419

VSB Docket No. 19-032-115505

 Effective July 28, 2020, the Virginia State Bar Third District, Section II Subcommittee issued a public reprimand without terms to Jonathan Michael O’Connor for violating the Rules of Professional Conduct governing communication, declining or terminating representation, and bar admission and disciplinary matters. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View O’Connor Order

 

July 15, 2020

Vincent Mark Amberly, Amberly Law, 129 Harrison Street NE, Leesburg, VA 20176

VSB Docket No. 20-053-118687

Effective July 13, 2020, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board accepted as an agreed disposition an additional 30-day suspension of Vincent Mark Amberly’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia as sanction for violating the terms of a public reprimand issued to Amberly by the Fifth District Section III Subcommittee on February 21, 2017. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Amberly Order

 

July 7, 2020

Daniel Matthias Kincheloe, 5513 Holman Drive, Glen Allen, VA  23059

VSB Docket No. 20-000-119103

 

Effective July 6, 2020, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Daniel Matthias Kincheloe’s license to practice law based on his affidavit consenting to the revocation. By tendering his consent to revocation at a time when allegations of misconduct are pending, Kincheloe acknowledges that the material facts upon which the allegations of misconduct are predicated are true.

View Kincheloe Order

 

July 6, 2020

Gordon Bradford Jones, Gordon Jones Legal, 7946 Yancey Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042

VSB Docket No. 20-000-118987

Effective July 6, 2020, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Gordon Bradford Jones’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia pursuant to Part Six, Section IV, Paragraph 13-22.A of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia.

 View Jones Order

Jones Continuance Order

 

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