2015 Fee & IOLTA Suspensions

Failure to File the Annual Fee and IOLTA Report

The Tennessee Supreme Court has issued a number of orders suspending Tennessee-licensed attorneys who have not paid their 2015 annual registration fee to the Board of Professional Responsibility and/or have not filed a mandatory compliance statement that eligible client funds are held in accounts participating in the Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts (IOLTA) program. Those names appear first. The court also has issued separate orders for those attorneys who filed their IOLTA report but did not pay their fee, and those attorneys who paid their fee but did not file the IOLTA report. Those names appear after the joint suspension list.

Beginning in January 2012, the court began entering suspension orders on a monthly basis, based on attorney birthdates. Suspension lists will be issued each month for those attorneys who do not meet filing requirements for that month.

Attorneys who have since complied with the requirements, and for whom notice has been received from the court, are noted as reinstated.

The TBA provides this information as a member service and not as an official record of an attorney's status. Interested individuals should check with the Board of Professional Responsibility for the official status of a Tennessee licensed attorney.


Failure to File Annual Fee and IOLTA Report

Download the March 31 order

Download the July 16 order

Download the Nov. 4 order

Download the Nov. 23 order


TENNESSEE


Bartlett
Thomas Graves (11/23/15)

Brentwood
Mary Thurman (11/4/15) – reinstated 3/31/16

Butler
Christopher Dunn (11/4/15)

Chattanooga
Gary Bond (11/23/15)

Dickson
Clyde Cluck (7/16/15)

Franklin
Jason Joseph Shields (3/31/15) – reinstated 7/20/15
Leon Wolf (11/23/15)

Johnson City
Kenneth Ronald Worley (3/31/15)

Kingsport
Duane Sidney Snodgrass (3/31/15)

Lebanon
Richard McConnell (11/4/15)

Louisville
James Humberd (11/4/15)

Memphis
Jacob Erwin (11/4/15)
Joanne Jenkins (11/23/15)
William Shawn Lynch (3/31/15)
James McDonnell (7/16/15) – reinstated 10/19/15
Keisha Moses Richardson (3/31/15)
Gloria Vernita Smith (3/31/15)

Murfreesboro
Granville Bouldin (3/31/15)

Nashville
Teresa Boyer (11/4/15)
Jennifer Dusenberry (11/23/15)
Anna Parkey (11/4/15)
David Alonzo Rizor (3/31/15)
Kennetha Sawyers (3/31/15)
Robert Shockey (7/16/15)
John Michael Summers (11/4/15) – reinstated 10/7/16

Rogersville
John Stephen Anderson (3/31/15)

Signal Mountain
Martha Sanders-Tonahill (7/16/15)

Waynesboro
John Castleman (7/16/15)


OUT-OF-STATE


Alabama
James Greenlee (11/4/15)

Arkansas
Seth Hyder (11/4/15)
Chester Lauck (11/4/15)

California
Roberta Brenton, San Diego (7/16/15)
Andrew Manning Farrell, Los Angeles (3/31/15)

Colorado
Woodson Herring, Denver (11/4/15)
Philip Kleinsmith, Colorado Springs (11/4/15)
Melissa Repass, Denver (11/4/15) – reinstated 11/16/16
John Robert Slonka, Parker (3/31/15)

District of Columbia
Mark Braswell (7/16/15)
Chelsea Journigan (11/4/15)

Florida
Andrew Ledbetter, Fort Lauderdale (11/4/15)
Lauchlin Tench Waldoch, Tallahassee (3/31/15)

Georgia
Kevin Abernethy, Atlanta (11/4/15)
Pat Huddleston, Atlanta (11/4/15)
Joel Katz, Atlanta (11/4/15)
Joseph Leman, Dalton (11/4/15) – reinstated 6/24/16
Jeremy Underwood, Cumming (11/4/15)

Guam
Jeffrey Warfield, Hagatna (11/4/15)

Kentucky
Suzy Bagga (11/23/15)

Mississippi
Chadwick Shook, Hattiesburg (7/16/15)

North Carolina
Laura Cobb (11/23/15)

South Carolina
Nima Fiuzat, Clemson (7/16/15)

Virginia
Bradley Ellison (11/23/15)
Dina Guirguis, Fairfax (11/4/15)
David C. Wright, Richmond (3/31/15)

Washington
Matthew Parman (11/23/15)


INTERNATIONAL

None



Failure to File Annual Fee

Download the March 31 order

Download the July 16 order

Download the Nov. 4 order

Download the Nov. 23 order


TENNESSEE


Brentwood
John Iwu (11/4/15)

Franklin
Julie Lampley (11/23/15)

Knoxville
Yarboro Ann Sallee (3/31/15)

Kodak
Shauna Lynn Boyd (3/31/15)

Memphis
Waymon Axley (11/4/15) – reinstated 9/13/16
Michael Leon Harris (3/31/15)
Al Thomas (11/4/15)

Nashville
Alicia Cottrell (11/23/15)
Christian Garstin  (11/4/15)
Aundreas Smith (11/23/15)

Newport
Fletcher L. Ervin (3/31/15)


OUT-OF-STATE

Alabama
Rebecca Wright-Graf  (11/4/15)

California
Michael Seng, Madera (7/16/15)

Connecticut
Meghan Smith (11/23/15)

Illinois
Michael Hamblen, Algonquin (7/16/15)

Louisiana
Adam Beckman, Metairie (7/16/15)

Mississippi
Shelly Crampton, Tupelo (7/16/15)

Oregon
Mark Gorski, Portland (7/16/15)

Oklahoma
Helen Puhl, Tulsa (7/16/15)

Texas
Maria Buccieri, Arlington (7/16/15)
Richard Harris (11/23/15)



Failure to File IOLTA Report

Download the Jan. 12 order

Download the Nov. 4 order

Download the Nov. 23 order


TENNESSEE


Knoxville
Sarah Katherine Pevey (1/12/15)

Memphis
James Humphreys (11/4/15)

Paris
Barton Robison (11/23/15)


OUT-OF-STATE


None


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Directory of Administrative Suspensions

Access all administrative suspensions, including suspensions for CLE violations, failure to pay the annual BPR fee or inactive fee, failure to file an annual IOLTA notice, failure to pay the professional privilege tax and defaulting on student loans.

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Additional Resources

• TBA's Guide to Lawyer Discipline in Tennessee

• Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility

• Tennessee Supreme Court
Rule 8: Rules of Professional Conduct

• Tennessee Supreme Court
Rule 9: Disciplinary Enforcement