TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Oct 23, 2012

Davidson County lawyer Robin Jeffrey Gordon was publicly censured by the Tennessee Supreme Court for employing an attorney with an inactive Illinois law licensed and no Tennessee law license  to work as a paralegal in his office. The employee held himself out to clients as an attorney by signing two letters with detailed legal advice, providing three receipts that listed him as an “attorney” with a billable rate of $250, and providing a business card identifying himself as an “attorney at law.” Gordon billed for the time of the non-licensed attorney at an unreasonable rate and failed to ensure that the employee’s conduct was not the unauthorized practice of law. Download the BPR notice.