2016 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 2016 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. Attorneys who have since complied with requirements, and for whom notices has been received from the court, will be noted below 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 the Board of Professional Responsibility for the official status of a Tennessee licensed attorney.


Failure to File Annual Fee and IOLTA Report

Download the May 11, 2016 order

Download the July 27, 2016 order

Download the Sept. 12, 2016 order

Download the Nov. 22, 2016 order


TENNESSEE


Antioch
Carla Arevalo (7/27/16)

Chattanooga
Robert Addison (5/11/16)

Clinton
Brennan Lenihan (5/11/16) – reinstated 5/20/16

College Grove
Hugh Odom (7/27/16)

Cookeville
Albert Officer (9/12/16) – reinstated 10/17/16

Dyersburg
Ralph Lawson (9/12/16)

Eads
William Swain (7/27/16)

Franklin
James Mann (5/11/16)
Leann Parey (7/27/16)

Johnson City
Daniel Newby (5/11/16) - reinstated 4/9/18

Knoxville
Katie Jones (7/27/16) – reinstated 8/5/16
Neil Keating (5/11/16)

Lebanon
Patricia Stolinsky (5/11/16) – reinstated 5/23/16 (name on reinstatment order is Patricia Lynn Graves)

Lexington
Eric Vincent Wood (11/22/16) – reinstated 11/29/16

Madison
Kahliel Barlowe (5/11/16) – reinstated 7/6/16

Maryville
Joseph Sullivan (7/27/16)

Memphis
Marvin Ballin (5/11/16)
John Robertson (7/27/16)

Morristown
Joseph Bacon (11/22/16)

Nashville
Samuel Beutler (5/11/16) – reinstated 6/24/16
Jack Derryberry (7/27/16) – reinstated 8/29/16
Karol Fleming (5/11/16) – reinstated 7/24/16
Ann Johnson (5/11/16)
John Montrief (7/27/16)
Bryan Pieper (7/27/16) – reinstated 9/27/16
Susan Reilly (7/27/16)
Richard Travis (7/27/16) – reinstated 11/15/16

Union City
Timothy Atkins (5/11/16)


OUT-OF-STATE


Alabama
Ann Dennen (7/27/16) - reinstated 4/4/18
Frank Hanson (5/11/16) - reinstated 5/16/17

Arkansas
Bryan Looney (5/11/16)

California
Steven Sobotka (7/27/16)

Florida
Richard Nummi (7/27/16) – reinstated 8/29/16

Georgia
William Claxton (7/27/16) – removed by nunc pro tunc order 8/1/16
Aschalew Nigussie (7/27/16)
William Pike (5/11/16)
Bobby Scott (7/27/16)
Charles Weatherly (5/11/16)

Hawaii
James McMurty (7/27/16)

Kansas
Alexander Krantz (7/27/16)

Mississippi
Clinton Moody (5/11/16) – reinstated 7/21/16

New Mexico
Linda Leyba (5/11/16) – reinstated 6/2/16

North Carolina
Deanna Lovett (7/27/16)


INTERNATIONAL


People’s Republic of China
Samuel Williamson (9/12/16)


Failure to File Annual Fee

Download the May 11, 2016 order

Download the July 27, 2016 order


TENNESSEE


Humboldt
George Boyte (7/27/16)

Memphis
Dwight Campbell (7/27/16)


OUT-OF-STATE


New York
Jonathan Carver (5/11/16)


Failure to File IOLTA Report


TENNESSEE


None


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