TSC Denies Disability Status to Attorney Facing Disciplinary Complaints

TheTennessee Supreme Court has upheld the decision of the Knox County Chancery Court that attorney Thomas F. Mabry has not proven that he lacked the capacity, by reason of mental illness, to respond to or defend against a disciplinary complaint filed against him. In 2015, Mabry filed a notice with the Tennessee Supreme Court that he was suffering from a mental illness that prevented him from defending himself against a disciplinary complaint. The court referred his case to a hearing panel, at which Mabry testified about his mental illness, and he presented a letter from a clinical social worker confirming his mental illness. The hearing panel determined that he had not shown that the illness prevented him from defending against the disciplinary complaint, and the Chancery Court agreed.
 
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