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Disciplinary System Actions

January 2021 – 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 May 6, 2021

 

May 6, 2021 

Christopher Paul Reagan, Christopher P. Reagan, P.C., 741 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA  23601

VSB Docket No. 20-010-119132

Effective May 6, 2021, the First District Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand with terms to Christopher Paul Reagan for violating professional rules that govern scope of representation and communication. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Reagan Order

 

 

May 4, 2021

Joseph William Wright III, Dygert, Wright, Hobbs & Henandez, PLC, 415 4th St NE, Charlottesville, VA  22902

VSB Docket No. 20-070-119105

Effective May 3, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public reprimand with terms to Joseph William Wright III for violating professional rules that govern safekeeping property and responsibilities regarding nonlawyer assistants. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Wright Order

 

 

April 26, 2021

Christopher Matthew Reyes, P O Box 91095, Washington, DC 20090

VSB Docket Nos. 20-060-117977, 20-060-118002, 20-060-118536, 20-060-118365 and 20-060-118917

Ordered and effective on April 23, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Christopher Matthew Reyes’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for one year with terms. Mr. Reyes stipulated to the violation of rules that govern scope of representation, diligence, communication, declining or terminating representation, and bar admission and disciplinary matters.

 

 

April 15, 2021

Carl Christen La Mondue, La Mondue Law Firm, PLC, 500 E Plume St Ste 400, Norfolk, VA  23510

Circuit Court Case No. CL21-3249, VSB Docket No. 20-021-118949

On April 9, 2021, a three-judge panel in the Circuit Court for the City of Norfolk accepted Carl Christen La Mondue’s affidavit consenting to revocation and ordered his license to practice law revoked. By tendering his consent to revocation at a time when allegations of misconduct are pending, La Mondue acknowledges that the material facts upon which the allegations of misconduct are predicated are true.

View La Mondue Order

 

 

March 30, 2021

Alicia Ellen Rowedder, 5821 Lakeside Avenue, Henrico, VA 23228

VSB Docket No. 20-033-119016

Effective March 29, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public reprimand to Alicia Ellen Rowedder for violating professional rules that govern the unauthorized practice of law; multijurisdictional law. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Rowedder Order

 

 

March 29, 2021

Kevin Darryl Purnell, 106 N. Thompson St., First Floor, Richmond, VA 23221

VSB Docket No. 21-033-119413

Effective March 29, 2021, the Third District, Section III Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand with terms to Kevin Darryl Purnell for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, and communication. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

 View Purnell Order

 

 

March 29, 2021

Chung Suk Oh, Shin Law Group, 7600 Leesburg Pk Ste 350 East, Falls Church, VA  22043

VSB Docket No. 1-052-121267

Effective March 26, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Chung Suk Oh’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, Oh acknowledges that the material facts upon which the allegations of misconduct are predicated are true.

 View Oh Order

 

 

March 29, 2021

Richard Scott Gordon, 9286 Warwick Blvd., Suite 1-c, Newport News, VA 23607

VSB Docket No. 20-010-117385

On March 26, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Richard Scott Gordon’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for 90 days. Mr. Gordon stipulated to the violation of rules that govern declining or terminating representation and bar admissions and disciplinary matters.

View Gordon Order

 

 

March 26, 2021

Sandy Yeh Chang, 16207 Hidden Ponds Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

VSB Docket No. 21-000-121736

By order entered and effective on March 25, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board indefinitely suspended Sandy Yeh Chang’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This was an agreed reciprocal disposition based on her January 19, 2021, indefinite suspension from the practice of law by the Court of Appeals of Maryland.

View Chang Order

 

 

March 25, 2021

 

Kevette Beard Elliott, Elliott Law Office, 8501 Mayland Dr. Ste. 104, Richmond, VA 23294

 

VSB Docket No. 20-032-117584

 

Effective March 25, 2021, the Third District, Section II Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand with terms to Kevette Beard Elliott for violating professional rules that concern safekeeping property. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

 

View Elliott Order

 

 

March 22, 2021

Marc Ericson Darnell, P.O. Box 1673, Newport News, VA  23601

VSB Docket No. 20-010-117018

Effective September 19, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended, with terms, Marc Ericson Darnells license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for nine months for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, communication, fees, bar admission and disciplinary matters, and misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Darnell Order

 

 

March 22, 2021

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

VSB Docket No. 20-032-116198 Circuit Court Case No. CL20-1275

Effective October 23, 2020, the Circuit Court of the County of Chesterfield revoked John B. Russell Jr.’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, and communication.

View Russell Order

 

 

March 17, 20201

Scott Allen Lehman, Lehman Law, 300 25th Street, Suite 131, Virginia Beach, VA 23322-2345

VSB Docket Nos.:  20-022-116682, 20-022-117305, 20-022-118271, 20-022-118278

Effective March 12, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended with terms Scott Allen Lehman’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth for a period of two years for violating professional rules that concern fees, conflict of interest (general rule), conflict of interest (prohibited transactions), safekeeping property, unauthorized practice of law, and misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

 View Lehman Order

 

 

March 12, 2021

Santiago Ricardo Narvaiz, Law Offices of S. Ricardo Narvaiz,10605 Concord Street, Suite 440, Kensington, MD 20895

VSB Docket No. 21-000-122018

By order entered March 11, 2021, and effective April 24, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board indefinitely suspended Santiago Ricardo Narvaiz’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia based on his indefinite suspension by the Court of Appeals of Maryland on February 23, 2021. Narvaiz 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 Narvaiz Order

 

 

March 11, 2021

 

James Todd DuVal , McDonald, Sutton & DuVal, P.L.C., 5516 Falmouth Street, Ste. 108, Richmond, VA 23230

 

VSB Docket No. 20-032-117471

 

Effective March 9, 2021, the Third District, Section II Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand with terms to James Todd DuVal for violating professional rules that concern diligence. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

 

View DuVal Order

 

 

March 9, 2021

Jonathan Preston Fisher, The Fisher Law Firm, P.C., P.O. Box 11118, Blacksburg, VA 24062

VSB Docket No. 20-101-118913

 Effective March 5, 2021, the Tenth District, Section I Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand with terms to Jonathan Preston Fisher for violating professional rules that concern diligence, communication, and safekeeping property. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

 

View Fisher Order

 

March 4, 2021

Kamah Gueh-Thoronka, Thoronka Law Offices, LLC, 12656C Lake Ridge Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22192

VSB Docket No. 20-052-118789

Effective March 3, 2021, the Fifth District, Section II Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand with terms to Kamah Gueh-Thoronka for violating professional rules that govern safekeeping property. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

 View Gueh-Thoronka Order

 

 

March 4, 2021

Traci Hall-Stanley, Traci Hall-Stanley, P.C., P.O. Box 2528, Lebanon, VA 24266

VSB Docket No. 20-102-117985

Effective March 3, 2021, the Tenth District, Section II Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand with terms to Traci Hall-Stanley for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, fees, and safekeeping property. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Hall-Stanley Order

 

 

March 2, 2021

Sandy Yeh Chang, Suite 140, 1 Research Court, Rockville, MD 20850

VSB Docket No. 21-000-121736

By order entered March 2, 2021, and effective March 8, 2021, pursuant to the Rules of the Supreme Court, Part Six, Section IV, Paragraph 13-24, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Sandy Yeh Chang’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia based on her indefinite suspension by the Court of Appeals of Maryland on January 19, 2021. Chang has been ordered to appear before the Board on March 31, 2021, to show cause why the same discipline should not be imposed in Virginia.

View Chang Order

 

 

March 2, 2021

Carl Christen La Mondue, La Mondue Law Firm, PLC, 500 E Plume Street, Suite 400, Norfolk, VA 23510

VSB Docket Nos. 20-021-116407 and 20-021-117750

Effective February 26, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Carl Christen La Mondue’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for four years for violating professional rules that govern fees, safekeeping property, bar admission and disciplinary matters, and misconduct. 

View La Mondue Order

 

 

February 26, 2021

 

Leo Francis Sharpe Jr. , P.O. Box 1513, Portsmouth, VA 23705-1513

VSB Docket Nos. 19-010-099989 and 20-010-118800 Circuit Court Case No. CL20-5180

 

Effective February 22, 2021, the Circuit Court for the City of Portsmouth suspended Leo Francis Sharpe Jr.’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for one year with terms for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, and safekeeping property. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges

 

View Sharpe Order

 

 

February 26, 2021

Kevin Michael Brunick, 3704 Pacific Avenue, Suite 300, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

VSB Docket No. 19-022-117276

On February 22, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended, with terms, Kevin Michael Brunick’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for 30 days. Mr. Brunick stipulated to the violation of rules that govern competence, diligence, communication, conflict of interest, bar admissions and disciplinary matters, and misconduct.

View Brunick Order

 

 

February 23, 2021

Michael Jeremiah Seck, The Law Office of Michael J. Seck, PLC5 Wirt Street, SW, Suite 204, Leesburg, VA 20175

VSB Docket No. 19-060-114901

By Order entered and effective February 22, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Michael Jeremiah Seck’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for a period of sixty days for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, safekeeping property, bar admission and disciplinary matters, and misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Seck Order

 

 

February 23, 2021

Christopher Broughton Shedlick, 6408-R Seven Corners Place, Falls Church, VA 22044

VSB Docket No. 20-053-116360

By Order entered and effective on February 19, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended, with terms, Christopher Broughton Shedlick’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for a period of three months for violating professional rules that govern safekeeping property.

View Shedlick Order

 

 

February 19, 2021

Timothy John Murphy, Murphy’s Law Firm, LLC, 108 LaGrange Avenue, LaPlata, MD 20646

VSB Docket No. 21-000-121296

Effective February 16, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Timothy John Murphy’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This was an agreed disposition for a reciprocal revocation based on his January 1, 2021, disbarment from the practice of law by the Court of Appeals of Maryland.

View Murphy Order

 

February 9, 2021

Christian Levine Simpson, Commonwealth Accident Injury Law, PC, Suite 400, PO Box 1998, Richmond, VA 23218-1998

VSB Docket Nos. 21-031-116946 and 21-031-118386
Circuit Court Case No. CL20-6056-6

Effective March 13, 2021, the Circuit Court for the City of Richmond suspended Christian Levine Simpson’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for 45 days with terms for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, communication, declining or terminating representation, bar admission and disciplinary matters, and misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Simpson Order

 

 

February 1, 2021

Jonathan Preston Fisher, Esq., The Fisher Law Firm, P.C.. P.O. Box 11118, Blacksburg, VA 24062

VSB Docket Nos.19-101-114660 and 19-101-115111

By Order entered on January 26, 2021 and effective February 1, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Jonathan Preston Fisher’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for a period of 60 days with terms for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, safekeeping property, declining or terminating representation.

View Fisher Order

 

 

January 29, 2021

Timothy John Murphy, Murphys Law Firm, LLC, 108 LaGrange Avenue, LaPlata, MD 20646

VSB Docket No. 21-000-121296

By order entered January 21, 2021, and effective January 28, 2021, pursuant to the Rules of the Supreme Court, Part Six, Section IV, Paragraph 13-24, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Timothy John Murphy’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia based on his disbarment by the Court of Appeals of Maryland on January 1, 2021. Murphy has been ordered to appear before the Board on February 19, 2021, to show cause why the same discipline should not be imposed in Virginia.

 

View Murphy Order

 

 

January 28, 2021

George Ed Barker Jr., 28548 Hawthorne Drive, Meadowview, VA 24361

VSB Docket No. 21-000-121243

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended George Ed Barker, Jr.’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for a period of six months effective January 20, 2021 for violating terms imposed in a Disciplinary Board Order entered March 17, 2020. This was an agreed disposition.

View Barker Order

 

 

January 28, 2021

 

James Stephen Del Sordo, Esq., Argus Legal, PLLC, 9255 Center Street, Suite 307, Manassas, VA 20110

 

VSB Docket No. 20-053-116380

 

Effective January 22, 2021, pursuant to Virginia Rule of Professional Conduct 8.5(a) and (b), the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked James Stephen Del Sordo’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for violating professional rules that govern candor to tribunal, fairness to opposing party and counsel, unauthorized practice of law, and misconduct.

 

View DelSordo Order 

 

 

January 14, 2021

Ernest Paul Francis, Ernest P. Francis, Ltd., 105 Oronoco Street, Ste. 309, Alexandria, VA  22314

VSB Docket No. 17-042-107034

Effective March 23, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Ernest Paul Franciss license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for violating professional rules that govern scope of representation, communication, meritorious claims and contentions, fairness to opposing party and counsel, and truthfulness in statements to others. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Francis Order

 

 

January 12, 2020

Paul Joseph Bohnet, The Law Office of Paul Joseph Bohnet, 509 Norman Lane, Suite 100, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-5741

VSB Docket No. 20-021-118602

Effective January 12, 2021, the Second District, Section I Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand with terms to Paul Joseph Bohnet for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, fairness to opposing party and counsel, and Bar admission and disciplinary matters. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Bohnet Order

 

 

January 12, 2021

Kurt Joseph Pomrenke, 17763 Mahogany Dr, Abingdon, VA  24210

VSB Docket No. 21-000-121199

Effective December 28, 2020, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Kurt Joseph Pomrenke’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia based on his affidavit consenting to revocation. By tendering his consent to revocation at a time when allegations of misconduct are pending, Pomrenke acknowledges that the material facts upon which the allegations of misconduct are pending are true.

View Pomrenke Order

 

 

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