The West Virginia Supreme Court agreed to a three-year suspension for a veteran attorney accused of overbilling the Public Defender Services Corp., but also accepted the lawyer’s voluntary consent to the annulment of his license for a separate case with undisclosed details.

The Office of Lawyer Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) filed formal charges against David R. Tyson, the managing partner of Tyson & Tyson in Huntington, West Virginia, in December 2020 for accusations of improperly billing the Public Defender Services (PDS) by approximately $58,812.46 for his representation of indigent clients. Furthermore, a client paid $3,225 for a divorce that was never filed, according to the court’s opinion filed Thursday.