Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

W.Va. Supreme Court Annuls Lawyer's License

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

W.Va. Supreme Court Annuls Lawyer's License

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A lawyer who pleaded guilty Sept. 15 to drug and embezzlement charges had his West Virginia law license annulled this week. The West Virginia Supreme Court annulled Richard Hardison Jr.'s license Wednesday, according to a Friday afternoon announcement from the state Office of Disciplinary Counsel. Hardison had a Beckley office.

On Sept. 22, Rachael L. Fletcher Cipoletti, chief lawyer disciplinary counsel, filed a petition for annulment of Hardison's license, according to the Supreme Court order attached to her announcement.

The order said the petition was pursuant to the Rules of Lawyer Disciplinary Procedure's Rule 3.18, which is titled "Conviction of crime that reflects adversely on a lawyer's honesty, trustworthiness or fitness. …

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