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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Feb 26, 2018
On Feb. 23, the Supreme Court of Tennessee disbarred Sullivan County attorney Don W. Cooper from the practice of law, retroactive to August 18, 2017, for misappropriating funds while serving as personal representative of an estate. Cooper is required to pay restitution to the estate in the amount of $57,000. The Tennessee Supreme Court suspended Cooper on August 18, 2017 based upon his entry of Alford/Best Interest pleas to ten counts of theft. The Board of Professional Responsibility instituted a formal proceeding to determine the extent of final discipline to be imposed.