The Virginia Supreme Court has denied Joe Morrissey’s request to stay the revocation of his law license. Morrissey’s lawyer, William Stanley, said the appeal of Morrissey’s law license revocation will continue, despite the court’s denial of a stay.
From the Richmond Times-Dispatch,
After a weeklong disciplinary hearing in March on professional misconduct allegations filed by the Virginia State Bar, a three-judge Richmond Circuit Court panel ordered Morrissey’s license revoked. The judges found that he violated a professional rule of conduct that bars the commission of a criminal or deliberately wrongful act that reflects adversely on the lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness or fitness to practice law.
Joe Morrissey is a former delegate and former Richmond’s assistant Commonwealth Attorney. Morrissey ran for Mayor of Richmond in 2016.
In 2014 Morrissey was convicted of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, his 17 year old office receptionist. He later married her and has since had two children with her. More on their wedding here.
Morrissey’s law license was previously suspended in 1994. More details on Morrissey’s background and arrests here.