Memphis Lawyer Suspended

Memphis lawyer Vanessa Gale Keeler was suspended from the practice of law for three years on Aug. 1. She also was ordered to pay restitution to nine clients, be evaluated by the Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program or equivalent program, and pay the cost of the disciplinary proceeding. The state Supreme Court took action based on six complaints of misconduct. It found that Keeler evidenced a pattern of failing to communicate with clients, failed to provide her clients with copies of pleadings she prepared on their behalf, failed to exercise appropriate diligence and failed to handle cases in a timely manner. Download the BPR notice

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