Disbarment of Knoxville Lawyer Upheld

In a unanimous opinion released on Nov. 16, the Tennessee Supreme Court upheld the disbarment of Knoxville attorney M. Josiah Hoover III after determining he had caused serious injury to his clients and to the legal system. The court found that in five separate cases, Hoover was negligent in the representation of clients, including failing to ascertain the status of a proceeding prior to filing a proof of claim; failing to file a brief, resulting in dismissal of an appeal; failing to communicate; failing to prepare for a key deposition; failing to abide by court orders and procedural rules; failing to pay monetary sanctions imposed by a court; and filing a frivolous claim on his own behalf. Download the court order or the BPR notice

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