On Wednesday, June 7, 2023, the Circuit Court for Fairfax County in Virginia dismissed the allegations against attorney Justin Jordan Weiss. The case is entitled “Virginia State Bar ex rel Fifth District, Section II Committee v Justin Jordan Weiss,” with case no. 2023-01108.

A hearing took place in response to a rule to show cause that was issued against the respondent. This rule required the respondent to appear and explain why his license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia should not be suspended, revoked, or subjected to other penalties due to allegations of ethical misconduct.

During the hearing, the court discussed the objection raised by the Virginia State Bar concerning the expert witness presented by the accused. After considering the arguments presented by both parties, the court made a ruling that allowed the expert witness to provide testimony regarding how the accused handled the underlying case. However, the expert witness was not allowed to offer any legal conclusions regarding whether the respondent had violated any of the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct.

After careful deliberation, the court determined that the alleged violations against the respondent had not been proven with clear and convincing evidence.

The Disposition states:

“Upon due deliberation and consideration of the exhibits, witness testimony, and argument for the parties, the Court found, by majority decision, that the alleged violations Of Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct 1.7(a)(2) and 8.4(b) were not proven by clear and convincing evidence. Judge Irving dissented on the record. It is ORDERED that:

1. This matter is DISMISSED.”

Mr. Weiss practices in Fairfax, Virginia. He is licensed in Virginia. His info can be found on lawyers.com.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.