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Sat Mar 31, 2018, 03:32 PM

Former Virginia delegate Joe Morrissey loses law license after ethics complaints

RICHMOND -- A controversial Virginia lawyer who already lost his law license once has lost it again for violating rules of conduct.

Capping a weeklong disciplinary hearing on three ethics complaints brought by the Virginia State Bar, a three-judge panel Friday revoked Richmond attorney Joe Morrissey's law license, effective June 15.

A day after the panel cleared Morrissey (I-Henrico) of misconduct charges stemming from his representation of the now-defunct Virginia Slavery Museum, it ruled he violated conduct rules regarding client representation. And on Wednesday, the panel ruled Morrisey violated a conduct rule stemming from a 2013 sexual relationship with a then-17-year-old receptionist in his law office who is now his wife.

Morrissey is a former state delegate.

One of Morrissey's attorneys, Republican state Sen. Bill Stanley, tells The Richmond Times-Dispatch they're appealing.

Read more: https://pilotonline.com/news/nation-world/virginia/article_104ab432-34e6-11e8-aa7e-93f7ee0887fe.html

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