Wilson County Lawyer Censured

James Henry Ford received a public censure on Aug. 7. Flood entered a fee contract with his client which stated he would receive a fee of 25 percent of past due social security benefits owed to the client. The client made periodic payments to Flood to be held for expenses or for satisfaction of the contingency fee. Flood received six payments from the client, and failed to deposit three of the payments into his trust account. An overdraft resulted in Flood's trust account when he wrote a check to himself for the earned fees. In another matter, Flood earned an attorney fee in May 2012 and failed to remove the fee from his trust account for more than seven months. Download the BPR notice.

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