2015 Student Loan Default Suspensions

ORDER OF SUSPENSION FOR DEFAULT WITH TSAC PURSUANT TO TENN. COMP. R. & REGS. R. 1640-01-23-.05(4)

Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 9, Section 37.1, the Supreme Court may suspend the law license of an attorney who is in default on a repayment or service obligation under any federal family education loan program, a student loan guaranteed or administered by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC), or any other state or federal educational loan or service-conditional scholarship program. The Supreme Court received notice from TSAC of a list of attorneys who had failed to comply with their obligations under a state or federal educational loan or service-conditional scholarship program guaranteed or administered by TSAC.

The Supreme Court issued a show cause order providing the names of each of the attorneys in default and providing each attorney 30 days to show cause, pursuant to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9, Section 37.4, as to why the attorney’s law license should not be suspended based on the attorney’s aforementioned default.

With the 30 days having expired, the following attorneys have not shown cause as to why their law licenses should not be suspended and have been suspended.

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.

Download the May 15, 2015 order

Download the Oct. 19, 2015 order


TENNESSEE


Brentwood
Sharon England (5/15/15)

Nashville
Jennifer Jones (5/15/15)

Waynesboro
John Castleman (10/19/15) – reinstated 6/16/16

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Attached files

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