Rogersville Lawyer Suspended

The state Supreme Court temporarily suspended the law license of Rogersville attorney John Douglas Godbee on Sept. 14 after finding that he poses a threat of substantial harm to the public. Godbee had been reinstated to the practice of law on Feb. 28 subject to full compliance with his Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program (TLAP) monitoring agreement. On Aug. 8, TLAP discharged Godbee from his monitoring agreement. This non-compliance with the February court order led to the current suspension. Godbee also was suspended on Aug. 6 in light of a pending criminal trial in which a female client alleged he was trading legal services for sexual favors. That suspension has not yet been dissolved. Download the BPR notice, and read the news story at Timesnewsnet.com.

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