TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jan 10, 2014

The Tennessee Supreme Court suspended the law license of Jasper lawyer Jesse Walker Dalton III for one year on Jan. 7. The court directed Dalton to serve three months on active suspension with the remaining nine months to be served on probation so long as he engages a practice monitor and undergoes assessment by the Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program. The court also noted that Dalton is currently suspended for noncompliance with CLE requirements and the new suspension will begin once he is reinstated from that suspension. The court found that Dalton was late for, missed and fell asleep during court and client meetings; failed to timely return clients’ phone calls; appeared in the office with slurred speech, glazed eyes and disheveled dress; and failed to deposit a cash retainer into his trust account. Download the BPR notice.

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