Hawkins County Lawyer Censured

Hawkins County lawyer Gerald Todd Eidson was publicly censured on Wednesday by the Supreme Court of Tennessee. The Board of Professional Responsibility filed a petition for discipline on May 8, 2018, concerning one complaint of misconduct. Eidson was appointed to represent an incarcerated client who had filed a pro se petition for post-conviction relief. Eidson failed to adequately communicate with his client and did not act diligently. As a result, the pro se petition for post-conviction relief was dismissed by the trial court. Eidson was able to have the order of dismissal set aside, and the client was appointed new counsel.
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