Blount County Lawyer Censured

Blount County attorney Stanley R. Barnett received a public censure from the Board of Professional Responsibility on Dec.12 for failing to file a motion for a new trial after his client was convicted. The board found that this failure resulted in the waiver of all issues for appeal except sufficiency of the evidence and sentencing. After the client filed a pro se notice of appeal, Barnett filed an appellate brief but failed to consult the client first, which created additional challenges for the client. Download the BPR notice

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