Two Lawyers Temporarily Suspended

Two lawyers were temporarily suspended by the Tennessee Supreme Court on June 11. Knoxville lawyer Vanessa Lynn Lemons was suspended pursuant to Section 4.3 of Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9, for her failure to respond to a complaint of ethical misconduct. Nashville lawyer Dana L. Nero was suspended pursuant to Section 4.3 of Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9, for failure to substantially comply with her Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program (TLAP) Monitoring Agreement. Effective June 11, Lemons and Nero are precluded from accepting any new cases and must cease representing existing clients by July 11. After that date they may not use any indicia of lawyer, legal assistant, or law clerk nor maintain a presence where the practice of law is conducted. Download the BPR's release for Lemons and Nero

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