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Disciplinary System Actions

January 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 June 24, 2022

 

June 24, 2022

Britney Hope Maddux, 259 Lou-Mac Court, Newport News, VA  23602

VSB Docket No. 22-000-125317

Effective June 22, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Britney Hope Maddux’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for 18 months for failure to fulfill the terms imposed by the Disciplinary Board on October 18, 2021, in VSB Docket No. 22-000-123274.

View Maddux Order

 

 

June 22, 2022

 Mark Edward Kellogg, 11800 Grenadier Ct, Fairfax Station, VA 22039-1105

 VSB Docket No.: 20-051-117703

 Effective June 14, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Mark Edward Kellogg’s license 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, Kellogg acknowledges that the material facts upon which the disciplinary complaint, investigation, or proceeding are predicated are true. 

View Kellogg Order

 

 

June 22, 2022

 Rachael Alexandra Schmid Moshman, Law Office of Rachael A.S. Moshman, P.O. Box 96503 #90213, Washington, DC 20090

 VSB Docket No. 22-000-125358 

 By Order entered June 16, 2022 and effective June 3, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Rachael Alexandra Schmid Moshman’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for a period of seven months with 30 days of that suspension stayed in favor of a one-year period of probation. This was an agreed reciprocal disposition of misconduct charges based upon Moshman’s suspension of the same term in the District of Columbia. 

 View Moshman Order

 

 

June 10, 2022

Aaron Michael Burgin, P. O. Box 89, Woodstock, VA 22802

VSB Docket No.: 22-070-124046

Effective June 8, 2022, the Seventh District Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand with terms to Aaron Michael Burgin for violating the professional rules governing fairness to opposing party and counsel, respect for the rights of third persons, and misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Burgin Order

 

 

June 10, 2022

Jesus Diokno Salang, Law Firm of Jesus D. Salang, Esq., 6226 Roudsby Lane, Alexandria, VA  22315

VSB Docket No.: 21-041-121352

Effective June 8, 2022, the Fourth District, Section I Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand without terms to Jesus Diokno Salang for violating the professional rules governing meritorious claims and contentions and misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Salang Order

 

 

June 9, 2022

Jason Andrew Carey, Esq., Covington & Burling LLP, One City Center, 850 Tenth St NW, Washington, DC  20001-4956

VSB Docket No. 22-042-125819

Effective June 9, 2022, pursuant to Virginia Rule of Professional Conduct 8.5(b) the Virginia State Bar Fourth District, Section II Subcommittee issued a public reprimand without terms to Jason Andrew Carey for violating the District of Columbia’s professional rule that governs respect for rights of third persons and the Virginia professional rule governing reporting misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

 View Carey Order

 

 

June 3, 2022

Rachael Alexandra Schmid Moshman, Law Office of Rachael A. S. Moshman, 2000 P St NW, Ste 415,Washington, DC  20036

VSB Docket No. 22-000-125358

Ordered on May 26, 2022, and effective June 3, 2022, pursuant to Rules of the Supreme Court Part Six, Section IV, Paragraph 13-24, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Rachael Alexandra Schmid Moshman’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia based on her suspension by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals on March 24, 2022. She was ordered to appear before the board on June 24, 2022, to show cause why the same discipline that was imposed in the District of Columbia should not be imposed in Virginia.

View Moshman Order

 

 

June 1, 2022

Wade Morgan McNichols, 23 East Main Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073

VSB Docket No.: 22-101-123993

Effective May 31, 2022, the Tenth District Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand with terms to Wade Morgan McNichols for violating the professional rules governing diligence, communication, and safekeeping property. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View McNichols Order

 

May 23, 2022

Shelton Scott Baker, Baker Law Offices PLC, PO Box 1263, Staunton, VA 24401-1263

VSB Docket No.  22-000-123227

On May 20, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Shelton Scott Baker’s license to practice law on impairment grounds.

 

 

May 20, 2022

Barry Ray Taylor, 577 Sterling Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23434

VSB Docket Nos. 19-022-115655, 19-022-116041, 20-022-118980 and 21-022-120790

Effective May 18, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Barry Ray Taylors license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for five years for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, communication, declining or terminating representation, 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 Taylor Order

 

 

May 20, 2022

Andrew Paul Hill, Mata & Hill PLC, 25 S. Royal Avenue, Front Royal, VA 22630

VSB Docket No.: 21-070-121842

Effective May 13, 2022, the Seventh District Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand without terms to Andrew Paul Hill for violating the professional rules governing diligence and communication. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Hill Order

 

 

May 10, 2022

Jody Lyn Castillo, Castillo Law, PLC, 115 Shawn Circle, Staunton, VA 24401

VSB Docket No. 22-080-124931

Effective May 6, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Eighth District Committee issued a public reprimand without terms to Jody Lyn Castillo for violating the terms of a Private Admonition imposed on June 9, 2021. This was an agreed disposition.

 View Castillo Order

 

 

May 2, 2022

Jason Alexander Atkins, 12388 Warwick Blvd Ste# 311 B/C, Newport News, VA 23606

VSB Docket No.: 21-010-122888

Effective April 27, 2022, the First District Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand with terms to Jason Alexander Atkins for violating the professional rules governing fees and safekeeping property. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

 View Atkins Order

 

 

April 26, 2022

Melissa Lynch Freeman, Freeman Law, P.O. Box 597, King George, VA  22485

VSB Docket No. 22-060-123426

Ordered and effective April 21, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended, with terms, Melissa Lynch Freemans license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for nine months for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, safekeeping property, declining or terminating representation, bar admission and disciplinary matters, and misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Freeman Order

 

 

April 25, 2022*

Robert Charles Neeley Jr., 184 Business Park Dr Ste 204, Virginia Beach, VA  23462

VSB Docket Nos. 21-022-122291 and 21-022-122292

By Order entered and effective April 20, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Robert Charles Neeley Jr.’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for a period of six months for violating professional rules that govern diligence and communication. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

*On April 25, 2022, Mr. Neeley filed a notice of appeal.

View Neeley Order

 

 

April 25, 2022

Gary Don Wright, Law Offices of Gary D. Wright, PLLC, 7620 Little River Tpke, Ste 211, Annandale, VA 22003

VSB Docket No.: 20-051-118148

Ordered and effective April 22, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Gary Don Wright’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth for violating Virginia’s professional rules that govern scope of representation; conflict of interest, general rule; conflict of interest, former client; safekeeping property; bar admission and disciplinary matters; and misconduct; and for violating the District of Columbia’s professional rules governing conflict of interest, general rule; conflict of interest, former client; candor to the tribunal; fairness to opposing party and counsel; bar admission and disciplinary matters; and misconduct.

 View Wright Order

 

 

April 21, 2022

Brian Randolph Moore, The Moore Law Firm, PLLC, P.O. Box 3618 , Lynchburg, VA  24503

Circuit Court No: 22-118, VSB Docket No. 22-090-123027

Effective April 19, 2022, the Circuit Court for the City of Lynchburg issued a public reprimand without terms to Brian Randolph Moore for violating the professional rules governing communication and safekeeping property. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Moore Order

 

April 20, 2022

John Benjamin Lewis, P.O. Box 13, Keeling, VA  24566

VSB Docket No. 22-000-123866

Effective April 20, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended John Benjamin Lewis’ license to practice law on impairment grounds.

View Lewis Order

 

 

April 7, 2022

Brian Damas Thoman, Thoman Law, PLLC, 4176 South Plaza Trail, Suite 234, Virginia Beach, VA  23452

VSB Docket No. 21-021-121968

Effective April 6, 2022, the Second District Committee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand with terms to Brian Damas Thoman for violating the professional rules governing diligence and communication. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Thoman Order

 

 

April 5, 2022

Jonathon Alden Moseley, 5765-F Burke Centre Parkway, #337, Burke, VA 22015

VSB Docket Nos. 19-053-114672, 20-053-117461, 20-053-117932, Circuit Court No. CL21-5760

Effective April 1, 2022, the Circuit Court of Prince William County revoked Jonathon Alden Moseley’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth for violating professional rules that govern safekeeping property; meritorious claims and contentions; candor toward the tribunal; fairness to opposing party and counsel; unauthorized practice of law, multijurisdictional practice of law; bar admission and disciplinary matters; judicial officials; and misconduct.

View Moseley Order

 

 

April 1, 2022

Joseph Taylor Brown, 4036 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Circuit Court No. CL21-3866
VSB Docket No. 20-060-118813

Effective March 31, 2022, the Circuit Court of the County of Spotsylvania issued a public reprimand with terms to Joseph Taylor Brown for violating the professional rule governing conflict of interest. 

 

 

March 29, 2022 **

Guillermo Del Carmen Uriarte, 5881 Leesburg Pike, Ste. 402, Falls Church, VA 22041

VSB Docket No.: 20-000-124239

Ordered March 25, 2022, and effective April 24, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Guillermo Del Carmen Uriarte’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for a period of 90 days. This was a disposition of reciprocal discipline imposed by the United States District Bankruptcy Court of the Eastern District of Virginia.

*On April 18, 2022 the Board granted the Respondent's request to extend the effective date of the Suspension until May 24, 2022.

**On May 18, 2022, Mr. Uriate filed a notice of appeal.

View Uriarte Order

 

March 28, 2022*

Jeremy Clyde St. James Sharp, 1302 Little High St., Charlottesville VA 22902

VSB Docket No 20-000-118486

On March 25, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board announced that it will recommend that the Supreme Court of Virginia approve Jeremy Clyde St. James Sharp’s petition for reinstatement of his license to practice law.  The board’s recommendation will be filed with the Court, which will take final action on the petition.

View Sharp Order

*On May 31, 2022 the Virginia Supreme Court approved Mr. Sharp’s petition for reinstatement.

View Sharp Order

 

March 25, 2022

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

VSB Docket No. 21-032-121578

Effective March 24, 2022, the Third District, Section II Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand with terms to Kevette Beard Elliott for violating the professional rules governing diligence, communication, and safekeeping property. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

 View Elliott Order

 

 

March 25, 2022

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

VSB Docket No. 22-000-124925

Ordered on March 25, 2022, and effective April 1, 2022, pursuant to Rules of the Supreme Court Part Six, Section IV, Paragraph 13-24, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Edward Emad Moawad’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia based on his disbarment by the Court of Appeals of Maryland on August 11, 2021. He was ordered to appear before the board on April 22, 2022, to show cause why the same discipline that was imposed in Maryland should not be imposed in Virginia.

View Moawad Order

 

March 24, 2022

Alicia Ellen Rowedder, 3427 Hampreston Way, Kennesaw, GA 30144

VSB Docket No. 21-033-122282

By Order entered and effective March 23, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Alicia Ellen Rowedder’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for a period of six months for violating professional rules that govern bar admission and disciplinary matters. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Rowedder Order

 

 

March 9, 2022

Gerald Richard Curran, Curran Moher Weis PC, 10300 Eaton Pl Ste 520, Fairfax, VA 22030

Circuit Court No.: CL2021-13469, VSB Docket No.: 20-070-117743

Effective March 7, 2022, the Circuit Court for the County of Fairfax issued a public reprimand without terms to Gerald Richard Curran for violating the professional rules governing scope of representation and diligence. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Curran Order

 

 

March 9, 2022

Demian John McGarry, Curran Moher, 10300 Eaton Place Ste. 520, Fairfax, VA  22030

Circuit Court No.: CL2021-13480, VSB Docket No.: 20-070-117742

Effective March 7, 2022, the Circuit Court for the County of Fairfax issued a public reprimand without terms to Demian John McGarry for violating the professional rules governing scope of representation and diligence. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View McGarry Order

 

 

March 9, 2022

Steven Scott Biss, 300 W Main St., Suite 102, Charlottesville, VA  22903

VSB Docket No. 21-070-122445

Effective March 8, 2022, the Seventh District Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand without terms to Steven Scott Biss for violating the professional rules governing diligence and safekeeping property. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Biss Order

 

 

March 1, 2022 

Kevin Peter Shea, Kevin P. Shea, Attorney-at-Law, Inc., 100 Bridge Street, C-1, Hampton, VA  23669

VSB Docket No.:  21-010-121227

Effective February 25, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Kevin Peter Shea’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, communication, fees, safekeeping property, declining or terminating representation, and bar admission and disciplinary matters.

View Shea Order

 

 

March 1, 2022

Aimee Sangster Clanton, Aimee Clanton, PC, Suite C, 11539 Nuckols Road, Glen Allen, VA  23059

VSB Docket No. 22-000-123805

Ordered and effective February 25, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Aimee Sangster Clanton’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for 30 days with terms. The suspension was based on her conviction of a felony in the Circuit Court for the City of Hampton on July 21, 2021.

View Clanton Order

 

 

February 24, 2022

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

VSB Docket Nos. 20-032-118029 and 20-032-118068

Effective February 22, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Victor Rivera-Nievess right to seek admission to practice in Virginia and privilege to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia for three years for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, safekeeping property, and declining or terminating representation. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Rivera-Nieves Order

 

 

February 24, 2022*

Robert B. Machen, 1101 S. Arlington Ridge Road, #1014, Arlington, VA  22202-1929

VSB Docket No:  19-051-115338, Circuit Court Case No: CL-20-4304

Effective February 18, 2022, the Circuit Court of Arlington County revoked Robert B. Machen’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth for violating professional rules that govern conflict of interest: prohibited transactions; meritorious claims and contentions; candor toward the tribunal; and misconduct.

*On April 4, 2022, Mr. Machen filed a notice of appeal.

View Machen Order

 

 

February 4, 2022

Aimee Sangster Clanton, Aimee Clanton, PC, Suite C, 11539 Nuckols Road, Glen Allen, VA  23059

VSB Docket No. 19-000-115574

Effective February 4, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Aimee Sangster Clanton’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The suspension was based on her conviction of a Crime in the Circuit Court for the City of Hampton on November 1, 2021. The board ordered Clanton to appear before the board on February 25, 2022, to show cause why her license to practice law in the Commonwealth should not be further suspended or revoked.

View Clanton Order

 

 

February 1, 2022

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

VSB Docket No.: 22-000-124726

Effective January 31, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Michael Steven Arif’s license 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, Arif acknowledges that the material facts upon which the disciplinary complaint, Investigation, or Proceeding are predicated are true.

View Arif Order

 

 

February 1, 2022*

Edward Allen Malone, 1501 Barrett St, San Augustine, TX 75972

VSB Docket Nos.: 20-041-117386 and 20-041-119014

Ordered and effective on January 28, 2022, pursuant to Virginia Rule of Professional Conduct 8.5 (b)(1), the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Edward Allen Malone’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mr. Malone stipulated to the violation of Texas rules that govern candor toward the tribunal and misconduct.

*On March 7, 2022, Mr. Malone filed a notice of appeal.

View Malone Order

 

 

January 31, 2022

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

VSB Docket Nos.: 21-060-119412, 21-060-120802, 21-060-122109, 21-060-121800, 22-060-123129, 22-060-123651 and 22-000-124071

Effective January 27, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Christopher Matthew Reyes’s license to practice law 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, Reyes acknowledges that the material facts upon which the disciplinary complaint, Investigation, or Proceeding are predicated are true.

View Reyes Order

 

 

January 27, 2022

John Carter Morgan Jr., New Day Legal, PLLC, 98 Alexandria Pike, Ste 10, Warrenton, VA 20186

Circuit Court No.: CL 21-482, VSB Docket No.: 20-000-117734

Effective January 25, 2022, the Circuit Court of Fauquier County suspended John Carter Morgan Jr.’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for a period of one year. This was an agreed disposition of reciprocal discipline imposed by the United States District Bankruptcy Court of the Western District of Virginia.

View Morgan Order

 

 

January 27, 2022

Judy Raye Moats, Suite 301, 4041 University Drive, Fairfax, VA  22030

VSB Docket No. 21-052-121504

Effective January 25, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Judy Raye Moats’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, Moats acknowledges that the material facts upon which the disciplinary complaint, Investigation, or Proceeding are predicated are true.

View Moats Order

 

 

 

January 24, 2022

Robert Hasbrouck Nutt II, Robert Nutt, MBA, JD, 1115 Independence Blvd., Suite 212, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

VSB Docket No. 21-022-121213

By Order entered and effective January 21, 2022, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Robert Hasbrouck Nutt II’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for a period of ninety days for violating professional rules that govern safekeeping property and fairness to opposing party and counsel. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Nutt Order

 

 

January 24, 2022

Brian Randolph Moore, The Moore Law Firm PLLC, P.O Box 3618, Lynchburg, VA  24503

Circuit Court Case No.: CL21000970, VSB Docket Nos.: 21-090-121540 & 21-090-121354

Effective January 20, 2022, the circuit court for the city of Lynchburg issued a public admonition without terms to Brian Randolph Moore for violating professional rules governing diligence, communication, safekeeping property, and bar admission and disciplinary matters. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Moore Order

 

 

January 20, 2022

Thomas Page Cheeley, 2314 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, VA 23834

VSB Docket No. 21-032-120751

Effective January 18, 2022, the Third District Committee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand without terms to Thomas Page Cheeley for violating the professional rule governing misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Cheeley Order

 

 

January 10, 2022

Gregory Thomas Casker, PO Box 1095, Chatham, VA 24531

VSB Docket No. 20-090-113958

Effective December 29, 2021, the Ninth District Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand without terms to Gregory Thomas Casker for violating professional rules that govern competence and communication. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Casker Order

 

 

January 6, 2022

Daymen William Xavier Robinson, Law Office of Daymen W. X. Robinson, PC, Janaf Office Building, 5900 E Virginia Beach Blvd., Suite 601, Norfolk, VA  23502

VSB Docket Nos. 21-021-121400 and 21-021-121347

Effective January 5, 2022, the Second District, Section I Subcommittee issued a public reprimand without terms to Daymen William Xavier Robinson for violating professional rules that govern diligence and communication. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

 View Robinson Order

 

 

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