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Disciplinary System Actions

July 2021 – December 2021

(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 February 8, 2022

 

December 22, 2021

David Gary Hoffman, 12011 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy Ste 225, Fairfax, VA 22033

 VSB Docket Nos.:  20-051-115298 and 20-051-116229

Effective December 17, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked David Hoffman’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth for violating professional rules that govern fees, safekeeping property, and misconduct.

View Hoffman Order 

 

 

December 20, 2021

John Weber, III, 146 S. Oakwood Road, Troutville, VA 24175

VSB Docket No. 21-080-121138

On December 17, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board dismissed charges of misconduct against John Weber, III.

View Weber Order

 

 

December 20, 2021

Robert Bailey Smith IV, 492 Hope Springs Lane, Manakin Sabot, VA  23103

VSB Docket No. 20-033-117568

Effective December 17, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Robert Bailey Smith IV’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, Smith acknowledges that the material facts upon which the disciplinary complaint, Investigation, or Proceeding are predicated are true.

View Smith Order

 

 

December 15, 2021

Martin Bullock, 6064 Indian River Rd., Suite 204, Virginia Beach, VA  23464

VSB Docket No. 21-021-118003

Effective December 15, 2021, the Second District Subcommittee, Section I of the Virginia State Bar issued a public admonition with terms to Martin Bullock for violating the professional rule governing competence. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct.

View Bullock Order

 

 

December 10, 2021

Jose Angel Baez, 1200 Brickell Ave. Ste. 620, Miami, FL 33131

Circuit Court No.: CL21-4583-7
VSB Docket No.: 20-070-117366

On December 8, 2021, the Circuit Court for the City of Richmond issued a public admonition with terms to Jose Angel Baez for violating professional rules that govern fees and declining or terminating representation. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct.

View Baez Order

 

 

December 9, 2021 

Keith Hamner Waldrop, Keith H. Waldrop & Associates, PO Box 268, Goochland, VA  23063-0268

VSB Docket No. 22-070-123459

Effective December 8, 2021, the Seventh District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Keith Hamner Waldrop for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, communication, declining or terminating representation, and bar admission and disciplinary matters. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Waldrop Order

 

 

December 7, 2021

Donald Frank Rosendorf, 7721 Tremayne Place #110, McLean, VA  222102

VSB Docket No. 21-042-122392

Effective December 6, 2021, the Fourth District Subcommittee, Section II issued a public reprimand with terms to Donald Frank Rosendorf for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, communication, fees, and declining or terminating representation. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Rosendorf Order

 

 

December 6, 2021 

Madeline Agnes Trainor, Redmon, Peyton & Braswell, LLP, 510 King St Ste 301, Alexandria, VA 22314

VSB Docket No. 20-041-118814

Effective December 2, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public reprimand with terms to Madeline Agnes Trainor for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, and declining or terminating representation. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Trainor Order

 

 

December 1, 2021

Tito Vladimir Alejandro Castro, 12 Grant Circle NW, Washington, DC  20011

VSB Docket No. 21-070-121936

Effective December 1, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Seventh District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand without terms to Tito Vladimir Alejandro Castro for violating professional rules that govern unauthorized practice of law; multijurisdictional practice of law and bar admission and disciplinary matters. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Castro Order

 

 

December 1, 2021

James Paul Kent, Jr., PO Box 299, Altavista, VA  24517-0299

VSB Docket No. 21-090-12127

Effective November 30, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Ninth District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand without terms to James Paul Kent, Jr. for violating professional rules that govern diligence and safekeeping property. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

 View Kent Order

 

 

November 30, 2021

Robert Steven Pope, 24788 Shells Way, Aldie, VA 20105

VSB Docket Nos. 21-070-122811, 21-070-122839

Effective November 29, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Robert Steven Pope’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, Pope acknowledges that the material facts upon which the disciplinary complaint, Investigation, or Proceeding are predicated are true.

View Pope Order

 

 

November 29, 2021

 

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

 

VSB Docket No. 22-000-123830

Effective November 29, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Melissa Lynch Freeman’s license to practice law on impairment grounds.

View Freeman Order

 

 

November 23, 2021 *

Darren Scott Haley, PO Box 26062, Greenville, SC 29616

VSB Docket No. 20-080-117732

Ordered and effective on November 19, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Darren Scott Haley’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for one year and six months for violating rules that govern fees, safekeeping property, reporting misconduct, bar admission and disciplinary matters, and misconduct.

 

View Haley Order

*On December 20, 2021, Mr. Haley filed a notice of appeal.

 

 

November 23, 2021 

Brian Wesley Barger Jr., 2920 W. Broad St., Ste. 102, Richmond, VA 23230

VSB Docket No. 22-000-123539

Ordered and effective on November 19, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Brian Wesley Barger Jr.’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for eight months for violating Part Six, Section IV, Paragraph 13-29 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia by failing to comply with the terms of a 90-day suspension issued to him on May 14, 2021.

View Barger Order

 

 

November 18, 2021

Glen Nelson Mackey Jr., Brumberg, Mackey & Wall, PLC, 1910 Greenwood Road, SW, Roanoke, VA 24015

VSB Docket No. 20-080-116957

Effective November 17, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Glen Nelson Mackey Jr.’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, Mackey acknowledges that the material facts upon which the disciplinary complaint, Investigation, or Proceeding are predicated are true.

View Mackey Order

 

 

November 9, 2021

Mark Joseph Madigan, Madigan & Scott, 7880 Backlick Road #2, Springfield, VA 22150

VSB Docket Nos. 21-053-121004 and 21-053-121538

Effective November 3, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Fifth District, Section III Subcommittee issued public reprimands without terms to Mark Joseph Madigan for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, communication, and fairness to opposing party and counsel. These were agreed dispositions of misconduct charges.

View Madigan Order

 

 

 

November 9, 2021

Brian Keith Snyder, 200 Rhode Island Ave NE, Apt 120A, Washington, DC  20002

VSB Docket Nos. 21-032-120625 and 21-032-121764

Effective November 1, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Brian Keith Snyder’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, Snyder acknowledges that the material facts upon which the disciplinary complaint, Investigation, or Proceeding are predicated are true.

View Snyder Order

 

 

November 3, 2021

OlaDipo Akinwunmi AkinDeko, 6410 Lureta Ann Lane, Springfield, VA  22150

VSB Docket No. 21-051-119428


Effective October 27, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board accepted as an agreed disposition a nine-month suspension of OlaDipo Akinwunmi AkinDeko’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for
failing to comply with rules that govern diligence, communication, safekeeping property, declining or terminating representation, and bar admission and disciplinary matters.

View AkinDeko Order

 

 

November 3, 2021

 

Denis Charles Englisby. Englisby & Slone, 10101 Iron Bridge Rd, PO Box 85, Chesterfield, VA  23832-0085

 VSB Docket No. 21-032-120687

Effective October 29, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Third District Committee, Section II issued a public reprimand with terms to Denis Charles Englisby for violating professional rules that govern meritorious claims and contentions, fairness to opposing party and counsel, and dealing with unrepresented persons. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

 View Englisby Order

 

 

October 26, 2021

Matthew James Erausquin, Consumer Litigation Associates, P.C., 1800 Diagonal Rd., Suite 600, Alexandria, VA  22314

VSB Docket Nos. 22-000-124031 and 21-042-121272

Effective October 25, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Matthew James Erausquin’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, Erausquin acknowledges that the material facts upon which the allegations of misconduct are predicated are true.

View Erausquin Order

 

 

October 19, 2021 

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

VSB Docket No. 22-010-123274

Effective October 18, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board accepted as an agreed disposition a six-month suspension with terms of Britney Hope Maddux’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a sanction for violating the terms of a public reprimand issued to Maddux by the First District Subcommittee on May 25, 2021. 

View Maddux Order

 

 

October 18, 2021

Matthew James Hunzeker, 1785 SE Westmoreland Boulevard, Port Saint Lucie, FL  34952

Circuit Court No.: CL21-2337-00 VSB Docket No. 20-052-118854

Effective October 17, 2021, pursuant to Virginia Code Section 54.1-3935(c) and Part Six, Section IV, Paragraph 13-18.A.2 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Circuit Court for the City of Richmond suspended Matthew James Hunzeker’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for six months based on his violation of the Florida Rules of Professional Conduct, incorporated through Virginia Rule 8.5(a), governing fees and costs for legal services, safekeeping property, and unlicensed practice of law; multijurisdictional practice of law; and for violating the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct governing bar admission and disciplinary matters.

View Hunzeker Order

 

 

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.

View Sceviour Order 

 

 

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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