On Friday, February 16, 2024, Attorney Patrick Lynn Edwards had his law license revoked by the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board. According to board documents, Edwards had been served with a Rule to Show Cause and Order for Summary Suspension and Hearing on January 24, 2024, regarding criminal charges he faced.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Patrick Lynn Edwards,” with case no. 24-000-130799.

Edwards entered a guilty plea in December 2023 in Circuit Court for the City of Alexandria for burglary, grand larceny, and credit card fraud. Given his felony convictions, the board issued an order suspending his law license effective January 30, 2024.

However, before the hearing, Edwards presented the board with an Affidavit Declaring Consent to Revocation of his license on February 16, 2024. By submitting this, he acknowledged the facts of the pending disciplinary case against him were true. The affidavit provided by Edwards was reviewed by the board, and there was no objection from the Bar Counsel. As a result, they issued an order accepting his consent to revocation.

Edwards’ name has now been stricken from the Roll of Attorneys for the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is required to notify any current clients and opposing counsel on pending legal matters about the loss of his license. Edwards must also make arrangements for transferring client cases within 45 days. The order revoking his law license is effective immediately.

The Disposition states:

“Upon consideration whereof, it is therefore ordered that Patrick Lynn Edward’s license to practice law in the courts of this Commonwealth be and the same hereby is revoked, and that the name of Patrick Lynn Edwards be stricken from the Roll of Attorneys of this Commonwealth.”

According to avvo.com, Mr. Edwards was a criminal defense attorney in Arlington, Virginia. He acquired his law license in Virginia in 2009.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.