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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 17, 2018
Knox County lawyer Jere F. Ownby received a public censure from the Board of Professional Responsibility on April 11. Ownby’s law license was suspended on July 7, 2017, but he continued to practice law for three business days after the suspension. In one client matter, Ownby failed to notify the court or opposing counsel of his suspension, and he failed to withdraw from the representation of his client at any time. Three months after his suspension, the court set a status conference and Ownby did not appear or provide any response to the court or opposing counsel. This conduct was deemed by the board to be prejudicial to the administration of justice.