Disciplinary Actions

Reinstated

The following attorneys have been reinstated to the practice of law after complying with Supreme Court Rule 21, which requires mandatory continuing legal education: Mark Anthony Carey, Buffalo, N.Y.; Nathan William Conrey, Old Hickory; Clay Spencer Nails, Corinth, Miss.

Censured

Memphis lawyer Archie Sanders III was publicly censured by the Tennessee Supreme Court on Feb. 2 for failing to diligently move clients' cases toward resolution and failing to adequately communicate with clients. The Board of Professional Responsibility determined that his actions violated Rules of Professional Conduct 1.3, 1.4 and 8.4(d). The board also ordered him to pay the costs of the disciplinary proceeding.

 

Suspended

On Feb. 12, the Supreme Court of Tennessee summarily and temporarily suspended Williamson County lawyer Diane Gurulé Livingston from the practice of law after finding she had failed to respond to a complaint of misconduct. The suspension remains in effect until dissolution or modification by the court.

Knoxville lawyer Robert Leo McReynolds III was summarily and temporarily suspended from the practice of law on Feb. 12 after failing to respond to a complaint of ethical misconduct. The suspension remains in effect until dissolution or modification by the court.

The Supreme Court of Tennessee on Feb. 12 summarily and temporarily suspended Wilson County attorney Samuel Mingledorff from the practice of law after finding that he failed to respond to a complaint of misconduct. The suspension remains in effect until dissolution or modification by the court.

Disbarred

Dandridge lawyer Jeffrey L. Jones was disbarred by the Tennessee Supreme Court on Feb. 5. Jones consented to the disciplinary action and filed an affidavit stating that he could not successfully defend himself against charges filed by the Board of Professional Responsibility.

On Jan. 15, Louisville, Ky., lawyer Bruce Dwain Atherton was disbarred in Tennessee. He consented to the disbarment after acknowledging he could not successfully defend himself against charges filed by the Board of Professional Responsibility that he had pled guilty to a felony.