Resolution Would Honor Convicted Attorney

A proposed resolution being considered by the Sevier County Bar Association would honor Sevierville attorney Jerry Kerley, who now faces prison for his role in a $6 million mortgage fraud scheme. On the same day Kerley was suspended from the practice of law, an associate of his presented Sevier County Bar Association members a resolution to declare Kerley "an upstanding member of the bar." The resolution was deferred at the bar's June meeting to be taken up at its July meeting, according to the association's secretary-treasurer Alex Johnson. The News Sentinel has the story