Wednesday, February 1, 2012
An attorney who has never been admitted to practice in Virginia was suspended for two years with terms in that jurisdiction for misconduct that involved misrepresentations in print advertising and on the Internet about her license status, other acts of dishonesty and unauthorized practice of law. the attorney was admitted in Louisiana and North Carolina but had both licenses suspended.
The attorney was also registered to engage in federal patent and trademark practice.
The Virginia action was initiated when her former North Carolina law partner contacted her Virginia employer.
Among the terms of the suspension is a requirement that the attorney view a CLE video "The Devil Wears Green." She also must refrain from federal PTO practice in Virginia. The sanction was imposed by a three-judge panel.
The Loiusiana order imposing reciprocal discipline based on sanctions imposed in North Carolina is linked here. (Mike Frisch)