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Disciplinary System Actions

July 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 September 19, 2019

 

September 19, 2019

Marc Ericson Darnell, Marc Ericson Darnell, Esquire, 106 Edith Wharton Square, Newport News, VA 23606

VSB Docket Nos. 18-010-109107, 18-010-110173, 18-010-110371, 18-010-112242

Effective September 18, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Marc Ericson Darnell’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for three years for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, communication, safekeeping property, bar admission and disciplinary matters, and misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

 

View Darnell Order (PDF posted 9/19/19)

 

August 29, 2019

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

VSB Docket No. 19-021-113658

 Effective August 29, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Andrew Ira Becker’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, Becker acknowledges that the material facts upon which the allegations of misconduct are predicated are true.

View Becker Order (PDF posted 8/29/19)

 

August 27, 2019

John James Good Jr., 800 Corporate Drive, Suite 301, Stafford, VA 22554


VSB Docket Nos. 19-060-113221, 19-060-113987, 19-060-114295

Effective August 23, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked John James Good Jr.’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, declining or terminating representation, and bar admission and disciplinary matters.

 

 

August 26, 2019

 

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

VSB Docket Nos. 16-022-104365, 16-022-104887, 18-022-111398

Effective August 22, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Barry Ray Taylor’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for three years for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, communication, safekeeping property, responsibilities regarding nonlawyer assistants, bar admission and disciplinary matters, and misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

 

View Taylor Order (PDF posted 8/26/19)

 

August 16, 2019   *

Paul Granville Watson IV, P.O. Box 600, Eastville, VA 23347

VSB Docket No. 19-022-116057

On August 16, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended Paul Granville Watson IV’s license to practice law for failing to comply with a subpoena duces tecum issued by the bar.

View Watson Order (PDF posted 8/1619)

*On August 16, 2019, Mr. Watson complied with the subpoena duces tecum and the suspension was lifted.

 

August 16, 2019

George Ernest Marzloff, 18039 Jefferson Davis Hwy #298, Ruther Glen, VA 22546

VSB Docket Nos. 19-060-115588 and 19-060-115639

Effective August 14, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked George Ernest Marzloff’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, Marzloff acknowledges that the material facts upon which the allegations of misconduct are predicated are true.

View Marzloff Order (PDF posted 8/16/19)

 

August 13, 2019

Barry Ray Taylor, Esquire, Taylor Bayona Law Group, P.C., 1401 Kempsville, Road, Suite A, Chesapeake, VA 23220

VSB Docket Nos.:  19-022-116041 and 19-022-115655

On August 13, 2019, 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 (PDF posted 8/13/19)

 

August 13, 2019

 

Cynthia Ann King, P.O. Box 8483, Virginia Beach, VA 23450 

 

VSB Docket Nos. 18-021-107996, 18-021-110809, 18-021-112030

 

Effective August 12, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Cynthia Ann King’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for three months, with terms, for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, safekeeping property, declining or terminating representation, and bar admission and disciplinary matters. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

 

View King Order (PDF posted 8/13/19)

 

 

August 8, 2019

 

Jordan Jones Hays, P.O. Box 3146, Staunton, VA 24402

 

VSB Docket No. 19-080-113789

 

Effective August 7, 2019, a Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public reprimand with terms to Jordan Jones Hays for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, truthfulness in statements to others, and misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

 

View Hays Order (PDF posted 8/8/19)




August 8, 2019
 
Edith Charmaine Gray, P.O. Box 4335, Ormond Beach, FL 32175-4335 
 
VSB Docket No. 18-052-112118
 
Effective August 6, 2019, a Virginia State Bar Fifth District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Edith Charmaine Gray for violating professional rules that govern safekeeping property, the unauthorized practice of law and multijurisdictional practice of law, and misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.
 
View Gray Order (PDF posted 8/8/19)

 

August 2, 2019

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

VSB Docket No. 19-000-114086

Effective July 30, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Jerry Mack Douglas Jr.’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, Douglas acknowledges that the material facts upon which the allegations of misconduct are predicated are true.

View Douglas Order (PDF posted 8/2/19)

 

July 31, 2019

Michael F. Fasanaro Jr., 500 E Plume St, Suite 205, Norfolk VA 23510

VSB Docket Nos. 19-022-114621 and 19-022-115204

Effective July 26, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Michael F. Fasanaro Jr.’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, Fasanaro acknowledges that the material facts upon which the allegations of misconduct are predicated are true.

View Fasanaro Order (PDF posted 7/31/19)

 

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 July 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.

View Tribbey Order (PDF posted 8/14/19)

 

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.

View Ghobadi Order (PDF posted 7/29/19)

 

 

archives

Disciplinary Actions January 2019 - June 2019

Disciplinary Actions July 2018 - December 2018

Disciplinary Actions January 2018 - June 2018

Disciplinary Actions July 2017 - December 2017

Disciplinary Actions January 2017 - June 2017

Disciplinary Actions July 2016 - December 2016

Disciplinary Actions January 2016 - June 2016

Disciplinary Actions July 2015 - December 2015

Disciplinary Actions January 2015 - June 2015

Disciplinary Actions July 2014 - December 2014

Disciplinary Actions January 2014 - June 2014

Disciplinary Actions July 2013 - December 2013

Disciplinary Actions January 2013 - June 2013

Disciplinary Actions July 2012 - December 2012

Disciplinary Actions January 2012 - June 2012

Disciplinary Actions July 2011 - December 2011

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Disciplinary Actions July 2010 - December 2010

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Disciplinary Actions July 2009 - December 2009

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Disciplinary Actions July 2006 - December 2006

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Disciplinary Actions July 2000 - December 2000

Disciplinary Actions January 2000 - June 2000

Disciplinary Actions July 1999 - December 1999

Disciplinary Actions January 22, 1999 - June 1999

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