On Monday, August 14, 2023, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked the license of attorney Christopher Louis Contreras due to his misconduct.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of Christopher Louis Contreras,” with case nos. 23-042-127395, 23-042-127424, 23-042-127768, 23-042-126886, 23-042-127699.
In a determination by the Subcommittee, Section II of the Virginia State Bar, it was stated that Contreras faced serious allegations related to the mishandling of client funds and questionable document practices. Contreras, a solo practitioner who practiced immigration, criminal, and family law, had faced accusations of presenting insufficient funds for filing fees, failing to deposit client fees into a trust account, and providing clients with documents bearing questionable electronically signed judge’s signatures.
In response to the subcommittee’s findings, Contreras chose to proactively submit an affidavit declaring consent to the revocation of his license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Contreras made this determination willingly and without any external pressure, demonstrating his clear understanding of the ramifications associated with this voluntary action.
Upon reviewing the affidavit and with no objections from the Bar Counsel, the Board approved Contreras’ consent to revocation. Bar Counsel also concurred with the proposed effective date of August 25, 2023.
The Disposition states:
“Upon consideration whereof, it is therefore ordered that Christopher Louis Contreras’ s license to practice law in the courts of this Commonwealth be and the same hereby is revoked and that the name of Christopher Louis Contreras be stricken from the Roll of Attorneys of this Commonwealth, effective August 25, 2023.”
Mr. Contreras practiced in Arlington, Virginia. He was licensed in Virginia. His info can be found on avvo.com.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.