M. JOSIAH HOOVER, III v. BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SUPREME COURT OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Nov 16, 2012

Court: TN Supreme Court

Attorneys 1:

M. Josiah Hoover, III, Knoxville, Tennessee, pro se.

Attorneys 2:

Sandy Garrett, Senior Litigation Counsel, for the appellee, Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WADE

This is an appeal from a judgment affirming the disbarment of an attorney. After considering evidence presented incident to five complaints against the attorney, a hearing panel designated by the Board of Professional Responsibility concluded that disbarment was warranted. On appeal, the trial court affirmed. In this appeal, the attorney has raised the following issues for review: (1) whether the panel erred by denying his motion to continue the hearing; (2) whether the panel erred by considering the attorney’s conduct in a case based upon a complaint by another attorney who had no involvement in the case; (3) whether the evidence supports the panel’s findings; (4) whether disbarment is an appropriate punishment; and (5) whether the trial court erred by denying the attorney’s post-judgment motion to supplement the record. We affirm the judgment.

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