Memphis Lawyer Suspended

Memphis lawyer Joseph T. Kirkland Jr. was suspended by the Tennessee Supreme Court for one year, but allowed to serve all but 90 days on probation. Kirkland voluntarily reported to the Board of Professional Responsibility that he used previously disbursed and unclaimed funds in his trust account to pay for law firm operating expenses. All funds ultimately were replaced and properly disbursed, resulting in no financial loss to third parties. In addition to the suspension, the court ordered Kirkland to engage a practice monitor during the probationary period. Download the BPR notice

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