A Washington, D.C., lawyer’s assisted representation of a friend in Virginia court without being licensed to practice there agreed to a public reprimand with a term from the Disciplinary Board of the Virginia State Bar earlier this month.

Robert Overbey Jr., told a Virginia State Bar investigator that he appeared at the bench to assist  Diego Robinson, the son of a close friend, who had a summons for reckless driving on the docket in Fairfax County General District Court in October 2021 because Overbey did not want to “abandon him.” While Overbey was registered to practice in D.C., he was not registered to practice law in Virginia, a Jan. 6 agreed disposition filing said.