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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Oct 18, 2018
On Oct. 18, Davidson County lawyer James Gregory King received a public censure from the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Tennessee Supreme Court. In the representation of a client in a domestic relations proceeding, King failed to take proper action to comply with a scheduling order which led to the dismissal of the client’s petition. Prior to the hearing on the motion to dismiss, King made misleading statements to his client about the nature and significance of the motion and hearing. King also accepted a refundable fee from a relative of the client without the client’s knowledge and consent and failed to deposit this fee into his escrow account. As a condition of the public censure, King shall refund $2,500.00 in attorney fees to the relative of the client within 60 days of issuance of this public censure.