TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jan 28, 2013

Knoxville lawyer Vanessa Lynn Lemons was suspended on Jan. 25 for four years, and indefinitely thereafter until she provides proof of restitution to former clients, evaluation by the Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program (TLAP) and compliance with any TLAP monitoring agreement. The Tennessee Supreme Court found that Lemons failed to communicate with five clients, neglected their legal matters and failed to properly terminate representation. In those cases where she accepted a fee and failed to perform services, the court also found she refused to refund the client’s retainer. Finally, when confronted with these allegations, Lemons failed to respond to the Board of Professional Responsibility. Download the BPR Report