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Disciplinary System Actions

July 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 October 12, 2021

 

October 12, 2021

Jesse Burkhardt Beale, Boone Beale, 4391 Ridgewood Center Dr., Suite G, Woodbridge, VA  22192-5399

VSB Docket No. 20-051-118711

Effective October 12, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public reprimand with terms to Jesse Burkhardt Beale for violating professional rules that govern communication, fees, and declining or terminating representation. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Beale Order

 

 

September 15, 2021

Steven Paul Hanna, 416 North Sycamore Street, Petersburg, VA  23803

 VSB Docket No. 21-031-121740

Effective September 10, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Third District, Section I Subcommittee issued a public reprimand without terms to Steven Paul Hanna for violating professional rules that govern competence and diligence. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Hanna Order

 

 

September 8, 2021

Ellen Mary Lynch, 3709 N Nelson St, Arlington, VA 22207

VSB Docket Nos. 18-051-112300 and 21-000-122407

Effective September 7, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Ellen Mary Lynch’s license to practice law 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, Lynch acknowledges that the material facts upon which the disciplinary complaint, Investigation, or Proceeding is predicated are true.

View Lynch Order

 

 

 

August 27, 2021

Michael Steven Arif, 3900 University Drive, Ste. 100, Fairfax, VA  22030

VSB Docket No. 19-053-113618

Effective August 26, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended, with terms, Michael Steven Arifs license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for five years for violating professional rules that govern diligence, safekeeping property, fairness to opposing party and counsel, bar admission and disciplinary matters, and misconduct. This matter came before the Board as an accepted Agreed Disposition pursuant to Part 6, Section IV, Paragraph 13-6.H of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia.

View Arif Order

 

 

August 27, 2021

Matthew Howard Swyers, 2703 Jones Franklin Rd, Ste. 205, Cary, North Carolina 27518

VSB Docket Nos. 18-052-110203

Effective August 25, 2021, pursuant to Virginia Rule of Professional Conduct 8.5 (b)(1), the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Matthew Howard Swyers’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth for a period of two years for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, safekeeping property, responsibilities regarding nonlawyer assistants, unauthorized practice of law, and misconduct, as well as corresponding rules governing practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges. Rules of the Supreme Court Part Six, Section IV, Paragraph 13-6.H

View Swyers Order

 

August 27, 2021

Charles John Covati, C.J. Covati, PC, 4370 Starkey Rd Ste 4A, Roanoke, VA 24018

VSB Docket No. 22-000-123229

Effective August 26, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Charles John Covati’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, Covati acknowledges that the material facts upon which the allegations of misconduct are predicated are true.

View Covati Order

 

 

August 24, 2021

Timothy Paul Sceviour, Abrons, Chiusano & Sceviour, PLLC, 760 Lynnhaven Parkway, Suite 140, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

VSB Docket No. 20-022-116875, Circuit Court Case No. CL20-6015

Effective August 19, 2021, the Circuit Court for the City of Virginia Beach issued a public reprimand without terms to Timothy Paul Sceviour for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, and conflict of interest: general rule. 

 

 

August 24, 2021

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

VSB Docket No. 21-000-123012

Effective August 23, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Christopher Broughton Shedlick’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for three months for failure to fulfill the terms imposed by the Disciplinary Board on February 19, 2021, in VSB Docket No. 20-053-116360. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Shedlick Order

 

 

August 12, 2021

Alexander Harkness Bell, Philip J. Geib, PC, 4360 Shore Drive, 103-104, Virginia Beach, VA  23455

VSB Docket No. 20-010-118703

Effective August 11, 2021, the Virginia State Bar First District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand without terms to Alexander Harkness Bell for violating professional rules that govern diligence and communication. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Bell Order

 

 

August 11, 2021

Andrew Robert Sebok, 1520 Holland Avenue, Norfolk, VA  23509

VSB Docket No. 20-021-118914

Effective August 11, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Second District, Section I Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Andrew Robert Sebok for violating professional rules that govern competence and diligence. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

 View Sebok Order

 

August 11, 2021

Martin Michael Brennan Jr., Brennan Law Firm, PLLC, 13801 Reese Boulevard West

Suite 110, Huntersville, NC 28078

VSB Docket No.: 22-000-123282

Effective August 10, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Martin Michael Brennan Jr.’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This was an agreed disposition for a reciprocal revocation, based on his May 11, 2021, disbarment from the practice of law by the North Carolina State Bar.

View Brennan Order

 

 

August 11, 2021

Randall Sousa, 101 North Fifth St, #1608, Richmond, VA 23219

VSB Docket Nos.:  20-052-116377, 20-052-117438, 20-052-117991, 20-052-117965 and 20-052-117557

Circuit Court Case No. CL21-1795

Effective August 10, 2021, the Circuit Court of the City of Richmond revoked Randall Sousa’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, safekeeping property, declining or terminating representation, and bar admission and disciplinary matters.

View Sousa Order

 

 

August 6, 2021

Morris Andrew Bander, 2549 Centerville Turnpike, Chesapeake, VA 23322

VSB Docket No. 21-010-120772

Effective August 4, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Morris Andrew Bander’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, Bander acknowledges that the material facts upon which the allegations of misconduct are pending are true.

View Bander Order

 

 

July 30, 2021

Morris Andrew Bander, 2549 Centerville Turnpike, Chesapeake, VA 23322

VSB Docket No. 21-000-120772

Effective July 29, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Morris Andrew Bander’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. Mr. Bander is ordered to appear before the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board on August 27, 2021, to show cause why his license should not be further suspended or revoked.

View Bander Order

 

 

July 20, 2021 

Brenton Daniel Vincenzes, Vincenzes Law PLLC, 8515 Gambel Oak Drive, Springfield, VA  22153-0972

VSB Docket No. 21-051-122941 

Effective July 19, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Fifth District, Section I Subcommittee issued a public reprimand without terms to Brenton Daniel Vincenzes for violating the terms of a Private Admonition imposed on July 17, 2020. This was an agreed disposition.

View Vincenzes Order

 

 

July 16, 2021

Andrea Celestine Long, Andrea C. Long, P.C., The James B. Long Law Center, 1417 Brook Road, Richmond, VA  23220-2305

VSB Docket No. 20-032-117741

Effective July 15, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Andrea Celestine Long’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for six months for violating the rules that govern competence, diligence, communication, declining or terminating representation, and meritorious claims and contentions. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

 View Long Order

 

 

July 15, 2021

Walter Ware Morrison, 2628 Barrett Street, Ste 100, Virginia Beach, VA  23452

VSB Docket Nos. 20-0022-118646 and 21-022-120601

Effective July 15, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Second District, Section II Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Walter Ware Morrison for violating professional rules that govern safekeeping property and responsibilities of partners and supervisory lawyers. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Morrison Order

 

 

July 12, 2021

Ardra Monique O’Neal, The O'Neal Firm LLP, 700 12th St NW Ste 700, Washington, DC 20005

VSB Docket No. 20-041-118685

Effective July 1, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Fourth District, Section I Subcommittee issued a public reprimand without terms to Ardra Monique O’Neal for violating Maryland’s professional rules that govern communication; fees; unauthorized practice of law, multijurisdictional practice of law; and misconduct, and Virginia’s professional rules that govern reporting misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View O’Neal Order

 

 

July 7, 2021

JeRoyd Wiley Greene III, 2415 Westwood Avenue, Richmond, VA  23230

VSB Docket No. 20-042-116876

 Effective June 30, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Fourth District Subcommittee, Section II issued a public reprimand with terms to JeRoyd Wiley Greene III for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, communication, safekeeping property, and declining or terminating representation. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Greene Order

 

 

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