TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jan 3, 2014

Mark Kelley Braswell of Washington, D.C., was suspended by the Tennessee Supreme Court on Dec. 27 for six months, retroactive to May 22, 2012, when he was suspended for failure to respond to a complaint of misconduct. In addition, at the end of the six months, Braswell will remain indefinitely suspended until he pays $40,000 in restitution to a former client. The court found that in representing the client in a federal appeal in Florida, Braswell failed to appear at trial, failed to timely file a brief, misled the client that the brief had been filed, and misled opposing counsel by implying a copy of the brief would be delivered by FedEx. These actions led to dismissal of the client’s appeal. In choosing to suspend Braswell, the court cited the fact that he was experiencing serious health problems during the representation and had no prior disciplinary record. Download the BPR notice.

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