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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Aug 21, 2013

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Shawn Tyrell, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Herman H.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter, and Mary Byrd Ferrara, Assistant Attorney General, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

Allison Starnes-Anglea, Knoxville, Tennessee, Guardian Ad Litem.

Judge(s): FRIERSON

This is a termination of parental rights case, which was heard by the trial court on January 29, 2013. The trial court entered an order terminating the parental rights of the father, Herman H. (“Father”), on February 1, 2013. Father did not file his notice of appeal until March 11, 2013. Because Father’s notice of appeal was not filed within thirty days of the date of entry of judgment, pursuant to Tennessee Rule of Appellate Procedure 4, it was untimely. We must therefore dismiss Father’s appeal.