Hawkins County Attorney Disbarred

Hawkins County attorney James Franklin Taylor was disbarred yesterday and ordered by the Supreme Court to pay restitution before reinstatement. The court temporarily suspended Taylor’s law license last June and suspended him in October. The Board of Professional Responsibility filed petitions for discipline, charging Taylor with misappropriation of client funds and foundation funds, and filing false claims with the Administrative Office of the Courts. Taylor submitted a conditional guilty plea, and was ordered to pay the expenses and costs of the disciplinary proceedings against him and fully comply with the requirements and obligations of disbarred attorneys. Download the BPR notice.

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