Unauthorized Practice of Law

This committee reviews UPL issues presented by attorneys, the courts or local bars. It has developed a sample protocol for use in handling complaints on individuals or businesses endangering Tennessee consumers through the unauthorized practice of law.

TN Board Professional...
10 Cadillac Drive, Ste. 220
Brentwood, TN 37027
Immediate Past Chair
Law Offices of Sean Lewis, PLLC
144 Second Ave N Ste 150
Nashville, TN 37201

Dealing With the Unauthorized Practice of Law in Tennessee

How does the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee work with attorneys and the public in protecting consumers from the unauthorized practice of law? Former Committee Chair Sean Lewis provides the answers.

AG Sues Paralegal for Alleged Fake Court Order

The Tennessee Attorney General’s office has filed suit against Knoxville paralegal Jonathan Trotter, and a judge has ordered that Trotter turn over his files and his Facebook posts, Knoxnews reports. The state alleges that Trotter began advertising legal services on Facebook after he completed a 17-week paralegal certificate program, and that he forged a court order and a judge’s signature after being paid $800 to help a client gain custody of her grandson.

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