Shelby County Attorney Censured - Articles

All Content

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 11, 2018
Shelby County attorney Timothy Joel Williams on Tuesday received a public censure from the Board of Professional Responsibility. Williams represented a client in a municipal court in Mississippi without receiving permission to appear pro hac vice and further represented the client in a Mississippi Circuit Court case without fully complying with the Mississippi pro hac vice rules. Williams associated a Mississippi attorney to assist in the case, but did not inform his client of the associated attorney’s participation in the case until after the case had been transferred to Circuit Court. Williams also claimed that his fee was non-refundable but he did not have a written fee agreement signed by his client.