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Disciplinary System Actions

January 2019 – 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 mailed to the Respondent.)

(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 July 12, 2019

July 12, 2019 

 

Louise Adamson Moore, Louise A. Moore, Esquire, LLC, Crozet House, 100 E Main St., Richmond, VA 23219 

 

VSB Docket No. 19-032-113206

 

Effective June 11, 2019, a Virginia State Bar Third District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Louise Adamson Moore for violating professional rules that govern diligence, scope of representation, and communication. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

 

View Moore Order (PDF posted 7/12/19)

 

July 12, 2019

Eric Nelson Strom, 618 Woodland Rd., Hopewell, VA 23860

VSB Docket No. 18-070-111163

 On July 9, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Seventh District Subcommittee issued a public admonition without terms to Eric Nelson Strom for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, declining or terminating representation, and bar admission and disciplinary matters. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Strom Order (PDF posted 7/12/19)

 

 

July 3, 2019

Judith Mara Cofield, JM Cofield, P.C., 1349 Sycamore Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23452

VSB Docket No. 17-022-109258, Circuit Court Case No. CL18-2692, SCOVA Record No. 181603

On May 30, 2019, the Supreme Court of Virginia affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court for the City of Virginia Beach to issue a public admonition to Judith Mara Cofield for violating the professional rule that governs candor toward the tribunal.

View Cofield Order (PDF posted 7/3/19)

View Cofield SCV Mandate and Opinion (PDF posted 7/3/19)

 

July 1, 2019

Ann Bridgeforth Tribbey, 13375 Diamond Ridge Drive, Midlothian, VA 23112

VSB Docket No 18-000-112748

On June 28, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board announced that it will recommend that the Supreme Court of Virginia deny Ann Bridgeforth Tribbey’s petition for reinstatement of her license to practice law.  The board’s recommendation will be filed with the Court, which will take final action on the petition.

 

July 1, 2019

 

Lawrence Jacob Song, SongLawGroup, LLC, 9841 Century Boulevard, Suite 412, Los Angeles, CA 90043

 

VSB Docket No. 18-000-111641

 

Effective June 7, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Lawrence Jacob Song’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for 60 days, with a one-year stayed suspension. This was an imposition of reciprocal discipline, based on disciplinary action by the State Bar Court of California, and an agreed disposition of charges. Song is ordered to comply with all additional terms and conditions imposed by the State Bar of California in its suspension order dated July 16, 2018.

View Song Order (PDF posted 7/1/19)

 

July 1, 2019

Jahangir Ghobadi, Jahangir Ghobadi, P.C., 46799 Sweet Birch Ter., Sterling, VA 20164-2263

VSB Docket Nos. 18-052-112490, 18-052-111817

Effective June 28, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Jahangir Ghobadi’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia based on violations of the rules of professional conduct governing competence, diligence, safekeeping of property, and declining or terminating representation.

 

June 28, 2019

John Francis Haugh, Weisberg & Weisberg, PLLC, 744 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. B, Newport News, VA 23606

VSB Docket No. 18-010-111721

On May 23, 2019, the Virginia State Bar First District Subcommittee issued a public admonition with terms to John Francis Haugh for a violating professional rule that governs misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Haugh Order (PDF posted 6/28/19)

 

 

June 25, 2019

 

Edward Gonzalez, Law Office of Edward Gonzalez, 621 Center Street #101, Herndon, VA 20170-5014 

 

VSB Docket No. 19-000-115574

 

Effective June 24, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Edward Gonzalez license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for one year. Gonzalez’ readmission in Virginia is contingent on his readmission in the District of Columbia. This was an imposition of reciprocal discipline, based on disciplinary action by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and an agreed disposition of charges. 

 

View Gonzalez Order (PDF posted 6/25/19)

 

 

June 20, 2019

Richard Farr MacDowell Jr., MacDowell Law Group PC, 10500 Sager Ave., Ste F, Fairfax, VA 22030

VSB Docket No. 18-052-112582

Effective June 19, 2019, a Virginia State Bar Fifth District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Richard Farr MacDowell Jr. for violating professional rules that govern conflict of interest: prohibited transactions and safekeeping property. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View MacDowell Order (PDF posted 6/20/19)

 

 

June 20, 2019

 

Christian Matthew Vaughn, Englisby, Vaughn & Stone, 10101 Iron Bridge Road, P.O. Box 85, Chesterfield, VA 23832

 

VSB Docket No. 19-000-115597

Effective June 20, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Christian Matthew Vaughn’s license to practice law on impairment grounds.

View Vaughn Order (PDF posted 6/20/19)

 

June 12, 2019

John D. Shin, Shin Law Group, 7702 Leesburg Pike, Suite 400, Falls Church, VA 22043

VSB Docket No. 17-051-107922

Effective June 10, 2019, a Virginia State Bar Fifth District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand without terms to John D. Shin for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, and responsibilities regarding nonlawyer assistants. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Shin Order (PDF posted 6/12/19)

 

 

June 7, 2019

 

Edward Gonzalez, Law Office of Edward Gonzalez, 1019 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

 

VSB Docket No. 19-000-115574

 

Effective June 7, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Edward Gonzalez license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The suspension was based on his May 2, 2019, one-year suspension from the practice of law by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. The board ordered Gonzalez to appear before the board on June 28, 2019, to show cause why the same discipline should not be imposed by the board.

View Gonzalez Order (PDF posted 6/7/19)

 

June 7, 2019

 

Lawrence Jacob Song, SongLawGroup, LLC, 9841 Century Boulevard, Suite 412, Los Angeles, CA 90043 

 

VSB Docket No. 18-000-111641

 

Effective June 7, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Lawrence Jacob Song’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The suspension was based on his July 16, 2018, 60-day suspension from the practice of law in the State of California. The board ordered Song to appear before the board on June 28, 2019, to show cause why the same discipline should not be imposed by the board.

View Song Order (PDF posted 6/7/19)

 

June 3, 2019 

Elizabeth Christine Griffin, 6304 Greystone Creek Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23111

VSB Docket No. 18-033-111299

Effective May 31, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public reprimand with terms to Elizabeth Christine Griffin for violating professional rules that govern fairness to opposing party and counsel and misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Griffin Order (PDF posted 6/3/19)

 

May 30, 2019 

James Randall Perkins, 121 N. Church Street, Marion, Virginia 24354 

VSB Docket Nos. 18-102-112145 and 19-102-114315

Effective May 29, 2019, a Virginia State Bar Tenth District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand without terms to James Randall Perkins for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, and declining or terminating representation. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Perkins Order (PDF posted 5/30/19)

 

May 29, 2019

Christopher Matthew Reyes, Spencer, Meyer, & Koch, PLC, 660 Cambridge Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22405

VSB Docket No. 19-060-113717

Effective May 24, 2019, a Virginia State Bar Sixth District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand without terms to Christopher Matthew Reyes for violating professional rules that govern scope of representation, diligence, communication, and bar admission and disciplinary matters. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Reyes Order (PDF posted 5/29/19)

 

May 21, 2019

Daniel Lewis Hawes, P.O. Box 100, Broad Run, VA 20137-0100

VSB Docket No. 18-052-110973

Effective May 20, 2019, a Virginia State Bar Fifth District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand without terms to Daniel Lewis Hawes for violating a professional rule that governs respect for the rights of third persons. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Hawes Order (PDF posted 6/19/19)

 

 

May 20, 2019

Scott Gregory Adams, 247 Ocean Point Road, P.O. Box 520, East Boothbay, ME 04544

VSB Docket No. 19-070-114659

Effective May 13, 2019, pursuant to Virginia Rule of Professional Conduct 8.5(a) and (b), a Virginia State Bar Seventh District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand without terms to Scott Gregory Adams for violating Maine’s professional rules that govern respect for the rights of third persons, inadvertent disclosures, and misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Adams Order (PDF posted 5/20/19)

 

May 20, 2019

Peter Robin Estes, Peter Robin Estes, Esq., 7108 Evanston Road , Springfield, VA 22150-3623

VSB Docket No. 19-000-114800

Effective May 17, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Peter Robin Estes’ license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This was a reciprocal revocation based on his October 19, 2016, disbarment from the practice of law in the State of California.

 View Estes Order (PDF posted 5/24/19) 

 

May 20, 2019

 

Daniel Robert Goodwin, The Goodwin Law Firm, PLLC, 386 Maple Ave East, Ste 201, Vienna, VA 22180

 

VSB Docket No. 17-000-108658

 

On May 17, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Daniel Robert Goodwin’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for three years based on his February 10, 2017, conviction of a felony in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. The suspension is effective March 15, 2017, the date of Goodwin’s summary suspension.

 

View Goodwin Order (PDF posted 5/30/19)

 

 

May 20, 2019

Jason Allen Spitler, 170 South Court Street, P.O. Box 706, Luray, VA 22835

VSB Docket No. 18-070-112538

Effective May 17, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Jason Allen Spitler’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia based on violations of the rules of professional conduct governing competence, diligence, communication, safekeeping of property, declining or terminating representation, and bar admission and disciplinary matters.

View Spitler Order (PDF posted 6/6/19)

 

 

May 15, 2019

 

Michael Denis Kmetz, Law Office of Michael D. Kmetz, 142 West York St., Ste. 807, Norfolk, VA 23510

 

VSB Docket No. 18-022-109905

 

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Michael Denis Kmetz’s license, effective June 1, 2019, to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for nine months, with terms, for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, communication, and the safekeeping of property. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

 

View Kmetz Order (PDF posted 5/15/19)

 

 

 

May 13, 2019

 

Stewart Lee Gitler, Welsh Flaxman & Gitler, LLC, 2000 Duke Street, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314

 

VSB Docket No. 19-052-113926

 

Effective May 8, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Stewart Lee Gitler’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for 90 days for violating professional rules that govern misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

 

View Gitler Order (PDF posted 5/13/19)

 

 

May 8, 2019

Rebecca Winslow Thacher, Prince William County Commonwealth’s Attorneys Office, 9311 Lee Avenue, Manassas, VA 20110

VSB Docket No. 18-053-111919

Effective May 7, 2019, a Virginia State Bar Fifth District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand without terms to Rebecca Winslow Thacher for violating a professional rule that governs respect for the rights of third persons. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Thacher Order (PDF posted 5/8/19)

 

April 30, 2019

John Michael Cassell, Cassell & Prinz, PLLC, 201 N., George St., Suite 202, Charles Town, WV 25414

VSB Docket No. 19-000-114956

Effective April 26, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked John Michael Cassell’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This was a reciprocal revocation based on the January 10, 2019 revocation of his West Virginia law license by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. 

View Cassell Order (PDF posted 5/3/19)

 

April 30, 2019

 

James Stephen Del Sordo, Argus Legal, PLLC, 9255 Center St Ste 307, Manassas, VA 20110

 

VSB Docket No. 18-053-110776

 

Effective April 26, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended James Stephen Del Sordo’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for one year and one day for violating professional rules that govern safekeeping property, depositing funds, disbursal of funds, record-keeping requirements, and misconduct.

 

View Del Sordo Order (PDF posted 5/13/19)

 

April 26, 2019

Peter Robin Estes, Peter Robin Estes, Esq., 7108 Evanston Road, Springfield, VA 22150-3623

VSB Docket No. 19-000-114800

Effective April 26, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Peter Robin Estes’ license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The suspension was based on his October 19, 2016, disbarment from the practice of law in the State of California. The board ordered Estes to appear before the board on May 17, 2019, to show cause why the same discipline should not be imposed by the board.

 View Estes Order (PDF posted 4/26/19)

 

April 12, 2019 

Harry Tun, Harry Tun, Esq., 400 7th St NW, Suite 306, Washington, DC 20004 

VSB Docket No. 19-000-115047

Effective March 28, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Harry Tun’s license to practice law in Virginia for one year. This was an imposition of reciprocal discipline, based on disciplinary action by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and an agreed disposition of charges.

View Tun Order (PDF posted 4/12/19)

 

April 9, 2019

 

Christopher Ryan Jones, The Jones Firm, PLC, 308 Cedar Lakes Dr., Suite 105, Chesapeake, Virginia  23322

 

VSB Docket No. 19-000-115019

 Effective April 9, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Christopher Ryan Jones’s license to practice law on impairment grounds.

View Jones Order (PDF posted 4/9/19)

 

April 8, 2019

John Michael Cassell, Cassell & Prinz, PLLC, 201 N. George St., Suite 202, Charles Town, WV 25414

VSB Docket No. 19-000-114956

Effective April 8, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended John Michael Cassell’s license to practice law in Virginia. The suspension was based on the January 10, 2019, revocation of his West Virginia law license by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. The board ordered Cassell to appear before the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board at the State Corporation Commission on April 26, 2019 to show cause why the same discipline imposed in West Virginia should not be imposed here.

View Cassell Order (PDF posted 4/8/19)

 

 

April 5, 2019 *

Bradley Harlan Field, 11870 Ebbtide Lane, Malibu, CA 90265

VSB Docket No. 19-000-112903

Effective April 5, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Bradley Harlan Field’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The suspension was based on his conviction of a crime in the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County. The board ordered Field to appear before the board on April 26, 2019, to show cause why his license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia should not be further suspended or revoked.

View Field Order (PDF posted 4/5/19)

*Hearing continued to October 25, 2019

 

 

 

April 4, 2019

 

Angela Dawn Whitley, The Whitley Law Firm, 3115 Sunset Avenue, Richmond, VA 23221-3926

VSB Docket Nos. 18-032-110094 and 19-000-115036

Effective April 2, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Angela Dawn Whitley’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia, issuing a 90-Day Suspension for VSB Docket No. 18-032-110094, and a 90-Day Suspension for VSB Docket No. 19-000-115036, with the suspensions to run consecutively. This was an agreed disposition of charges.

View Whitley Order (PDF posted 4/4/19)

 

April 4, 2019

Travis Joseph Tisinger, P.O. Box 307, Berryville, VA 22611

VSB Docket No. 18-070-112910

Effective April 4, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Travis Joseph Tisinger’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, Tisinger acknowledges that the material facts upon which the allegations of misconduct are pending are true.

View Tisinger Order (PDF posted 4/4/19)

 

 

April 3, 2019

 

Nancy Beth White, 8828 Three Chopt Rd., #D, Richmond, VA 23229

 

VSB Docket No. 19-033-114923

 

Effective April 2, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Nancy Beth White’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for 30 days with terms for violating the terms of a public reprimand imposed on June 25, 2018. This was an agreed disposition of charges.

 

 View White Order (PDF posted 4/3/19)

 

 

April 2, 2019

Gary L. Lumsden, Lumsden & Potter PLC, 1220 Franklin Rd. SW, Roanoke, VA 24016

VSB Docket No. 18-080-110504

Effective March 28, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Gary L. Lumsden’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, Lumsden acknowledges that the material facts upon which the allegations of misconduct are pending are true.

 View Lumsden Order (PDF posted 4/2/19)

 

April 2, 2019

Alexander Maxwell Ace , P.O. Box 573, Leesburg, VA 20178VSB

VSB Docket Nos. 18-070-111423, 19-070-114290

Effective April 1, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Alexander Maxwell Ace’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, Ace acknowledges that the material facts upon which the allegations of misconduct are pending are true.

View Ace Order (PDF posted 4/2/19)

 

March 28, 2019

Harry Tun, Harry Tun, Esq., 400 7th St. NW, Suite 306, Washington, D.C. 20004

VSB Docket No. 19-000-115047

On March 28, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Harry Tun's license to practice law in Virginia. The suspension was based on his February 15, 2018, suspension from the practice of law for a period of one year by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. The board ordered Tun to appear before the board on April 26, 2019, to show cause why the same discipline should not be imposed by the board.

View Tun Order (PDF posted 3/28/19)

 

March 26, 2019

Jason Alexander Atkins, The Law Office of Steven Barnette, P.C., P.O. Box 1220, Gloucester, VA 23061

VSB Docket No. 18-060-112575

On March 25, 2019, a Virginia State Bar Sixth District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand without terms to Jason Alexander Atkins for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, and communication. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Atkins Order (PDF posted 3/28/19)

 

March 22, 2019

Edward Emad Moawad, McLean Executive Counsel, P.C., 1750 Tysons Blvd., Suite 1500, McLean, Virginia 22102

VSB Docket Nos. 17-051-108646, 18-051-111043 and 19-051-113581

On March 22, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Edward Emad Moawad’s license administratively to practice law for failure to comply with a subpoena duces tecum.

 

March 19, 2019

Cherie Anne Washburn, 111 Wyndsong Pl., Lynchburg, VA 24502

VSB Docket No. 19-090-113267

Effective March 19, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Cherie Anne Washburn’s license to practice law based on her affidavit consenting to the revocation. By tendering her consent to revocation at a time when allegations of misconduct are pending, Washburn acknowledges that the material facts upon which the allegations of misconduct are pending are true.

View Washburn Order (PDF posted 3/19/19)

 

March 13, 2019

John James Good, Jr., Esq., John J. Good, Jr., P.C., 800 Corporate Dr., Ste. 301, Stafford, VA  22554

VSB Docket No. 19-060-114295

On March 13, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended John James Good, Jr.’s license to practice law for failing to comply with a subpoena duces tecum issued by the Bar.  

View Good Order (PDF posted 3/14/19)

 

March 13, 2019

Anthony George Spencer, P.O. Box 275, Ladysmith, VA 22501

VSB Docket No. 16-060-103733

On March 12, 2019, a Virginia State Bar Sixth District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand without terms to Anthony George Spencer for violating professional rules that govern fairness to opposing party and counsel. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

 View Spencer Order (PDF posted 3/13/19)

 

March 7, 2019

 

Andrew Ira Becker, Esq., Law Office of Andrew Becker, P.C., One Columbus Ctr Ste 600, Virginia Beach, VA 23462-6760

 

VSB Docket No. 19-021-113658

 

On March 6, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended Andrew Ira Becker’s license to practice law for failing to comply with a subpoena duces tecum issued by the Bar.

 

View Becker Order (PDF posted 3/7/19)

 

February 28, 2019  *

Justin Alan Torres, 201 Gibbon Street. Alexandria, VA 22314 

VSB Docket No. 19-000-114709 

Effective February 28, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Justin Alan Torres' license to practice law in Virginia. The suspension was based on his conviction of a crime in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. The board ordered Torres to appear before the board on March 22, 2019, to show cause why his license to practice law within the Commonwealth of Virginia should not be further suspended or revoked.

View Torres Order (PDF posted 2/28/19)

*Hearing continued to September 27, 2019

 

 

February 26, 2019 

 

Kathryn Suzanne Pennington, Esq., Pennington Law PLC, One Columbus Cntr Ste 600, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

 

VSB Docket No. 19-021-114516

 

On February 26, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended Kathryn Suzanne Pennington’s license to practice law for failing to comply with a subpoena duces tecum issued by the Bar.

 

View Pennington Order (PDF posted 2/26/19)

 

February 26, 2019

Rhetta Moore Daniel, 3420 Pump Road, #170, Richmond, Virginia 23233

VSB Docket Nos. 18-032-110445, 18-032-111046, 18-032-111733

Effective February 22, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Rhetta Moore Daniel’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia based on violations of the rules of professional conduct governing competence, meritorious claims and contentions, candor toward the tribunal, fairness to opposing party and counsel, impartiality and decorum of the tribunal, judicial officials, and misconduct.

View Daniel Order (PDF posted 3/28/19)

 

February 21, 2019 *

Sammy Edward Ayer, The Law Office of Sammy E. Ayer, 104 Clearwater Court, Yorktown, VA 23692

VSB Docket Nos. 17-010-108850,17-010-108870, 17-010-109322, 18-010-110422

Effective February 15, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Sammy Edward Ayer’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia based on violations of the rules of professional conduct governing competence, diligence, communication, safekeeping property, bar admission and disciplinary matters, and misconduct.

View Ayer Order (PDF posted 3/28/19)

View Ayer Amended Order (PDF posted 4/8/19)

*On March 22, 2019, Mr. Ayer filed a notice of appeal.

 

February 21, 2019

Michael Leon Avery, The Avery Law Firm, 10382A Democracy Lane, Fairfax, VA 22030

VSB Docket No. 19-000-113963

On February 15, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Michael Leon Avery’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for sixty days, with thirty days stayed pursuant to conduct during one year of probation. The suspension and probation periods began on January 25, 2019. This was an imposition of reciprocal discipline, based on disciplinary action by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

View Avery Order (PDF posted 2/26/19)

 

February 19, 2019

Robert Richard Kaplan Jr., Kaplan Voekler Cunningham & Frank, PLC, 1401 E. Cary St., P.O. Box 2470, Richmond, VA 23218-2470

VSB Docket No. 17-033-107835, Case No. CL2018-4882-8

Effective December 11, 2018, the Circuit Court of the City of Richmond affirmed the decision of the Third Disciplinary District Committee, section III, to issue a public admonition to Robert Richard Kaplan Jr. for violating professional rules that govern fees.

View Kaplan Order (PDF posted 2/19/19)

 

February 13, 2019

Sean Hanover, 2751 Prosperity Ave., Suite 150, Fairfax, VA 22031

VSB Docket Nos. 19-000-114282 and 19-000-113945

Effective February 12, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Sean Hanover’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, Hanover acknowledges that the material facts upon which the allegations of misconduct pending are true. 

View Hanover Order (PDF posted 2/13/19)

 

February 12, 2019

 

Brian Austin Revercomb, 9428 Kings Highway, P.O. Box 610, King George, VA 22485-0610

 

VSB Docket No. 18-060-111408

 

Effective January 25, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Brian Austin Revercomb’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for 6 months with terms for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, communication, declining or terminating representation, and bar admission and disciplinary matters.

 

View Revercomb Order (PDF posted 2/26/19)

 

February 11, 2019

Timothy George Hayes, 304 Hayes Hill, Tazewell, VA 24651

VSB Docket No. 18-000-107910

Effective February 11, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Timothy George Hayes’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, Hayes acknowledges that the material facts upon which the allegations of misconduct pending are true.

View Hayes Order (PDF posted 2/11/19)

 

February 6, 2019 

Ashton Harris Pully Jr., 124 South Lynnhaven Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

VSB Docket No. 18-022-112880

Effective February 5, 2019, a Virginia State Bar Second District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Ashton Harris Pully Jr. for violating professional rules that govern safekeeping property. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Pully Order (PDF posted 2/6/19)

  

January 31, 2019

Michael Leon Avery, The Avery Law Firm, 10382A Democracy Lane, Fairfax, VA 22030

VSB Docket No. 19-000-113963

Effective January 25, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Michael Leon Avery’s license to practice law in Virginia. The suspension was based on his August 2, 2018, suspension from the practice of law for a period of sixty days with thirty days stayed in favor of one year of probation by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. The board ordered Avery to appear before the board on February 15, 2019, to show cause why the same discipline should not be imposed by the board.

View Avery Order (PDF posted 1/31/19)

 

January 28, 2019 

Kay Jeffrey Luethke, 121 W. Market Street, Kingsport, TN, 37660 

VSB Docket No. 18-102-110035 

Effective January 25, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Tenth District, Section II Subcommittee issued a public reprimand without terms to Kay Jeffrey Luethke for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, and declining or terminating representation. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Luethke Order (PDF posted 1/28/19)

 

 

January 23, 2019

 

John Patrick Bond, 3902 Laro Court, Fairfax, VA 22031

 

VSB Docket No. 18-053-110106

 

Effective January 17, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended John Patrick Bond’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for two years for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, communication, safekeeping property, declining or terminating representation, and fairness to opposing party and counsel. This was an agreed disposition of charges.

 

View Bond Order (PDF posted 1/23/19)

 

January 23, 2019

Sean Hanover, HHC, Inc, 2751 Prosperity Ave., Suite 150, Fairfax, VA 22031

VSB Docket No. 19-000-114282

Effective January 17, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Sean Hanover’s license to practice law in Virginia. The suspension was based on his January 1, 2019, disbarment from the practice of law in the State of Maryland. Mr. Hanover’s license has been suspended in Virginia on a summary basis since October 26, 2018, following his criminal conviction in Maryland. The board ordered Hanover to appear before the board on February 15, 2019, to show cause why the same discipline that was imposed in the other jurisdiction should not be imposed by the board.

View Hanover Order (PDF posted 1/23/19)

 

January 16, 2019 

John Paul Forest II, 11350 Random Hills Rd, Ste 700, Fairfax, VA 22030

VSB Docket No. 17-010-107783

Effective December 10, 2018, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public reprimand with terms to John Paul Forest II for violating professional rules that govern competence and diligence. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges. 

View Forest Order (PDF posted 1/16/19)

  

 

January 7, 2019

John James Good, Jr., Esq., John J. Good, Jr., P.C., 800 Corporate Dr., Ste. 301, Stafford, VA  22554

VSB Docket No. 19-060-113987

On January 7, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended John James Good, Jr.’s license to practice law for failing to comply with a subpoena duces tecum issued by the Bar.

View Good Order (PDF posted 1/7/19)

 

January 4, 2019

Jerry Mack Douglas Jr., 505 S Independence Blvd., Suite 110, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

 

VSB Docket No. 19-000-114086

 

Effective January 4, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Jerry Mack Douglas Jr.’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The suspension was based on his October 19, 2018, guilty plea to a crime in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The board ordered Douglas to appear before the board on January 25, 2019, to show cause why his license should not be further suspended or revoked.

  

View Douglas Order (PDF posted 1/4/19)

 

January 3, 2019

James Daniel Griffith, 1418 Church Hill Place, Reston, VA 20194

VSB Docket Nos.: 18-070-110110, 18-070-110600, 18-070-111058, 18-070-111256, 18-070-111573; Circuit Court Case No. CL2018-15409

Effective January 4, 2019, the Circuit Court for the County of Fairfax revoked James Daniel Griffith’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The three-judge panel found that Griffith violated professional rules governing scope of representation, diligence, communication, candor toward the tribunal, and misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Griffith Order (PDF posted 1/3/19)

 

 

 

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