A very little more than a few months following his means to observe legislation was suspended, a beleaguered Roanoke attorney has observed his license revoked outright by the Virginia State Bar.

Charles “C.J.” Covati, who has represented shoppers in the Roanoke Valley because 2002, surrendered his license Thursday, according to a filing by the bar’s disciplinary board.


Covati, 54, experienced beforehand submitted to a 3½-yr suspension on Might 17, subsequent a established of professional violations involving two shoppers.

Thursday’s submitting by the bar claimed Covati’s subsequent license revocation stems from his failure to abide by Virginia Supreme Courtroom policies, specially that he did not notify his clients, and the courts in which he experienced conditions pending, that he had been suspended, and that he unsuccessful to provide the disciplinary clerk with proof that he experienced complied with all requirements.

Covati had been scheduled to tackle those troubles at a listening to on Friday, but that conference was scrapped after Thursday’s arrangement.

“By tendering his consent to revocation at a time when allegations of misconduct are pending, Covati acknowledges that the material details upon which the allegations of misconduct are predicated are real,” the clerk explained in a news launch.

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