A Virginia attorney with more than 25 years of experience has agreed to a longer suspension with terms for various misconduct, including simultaneously representing a husband and wife in matters adverse to one another without their knowledge.

Shena Dixon Mason, who started her legal career at the Richmond Commonwealth Attorney’s Office in 1998 before entering private practice in 2002, knew the unidentified couple in question for approximately a decade. Over the years, she represented the wife in a previous divorce and she represented the husband in several traffic matters, according to the allegations set forth in an agreed disposition by Mason and counsel for the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board, Renu M. Brennan.