TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Jan 19, 2016

The Tennessee Supreme Court today suspended the law license of Davidson County lawyer William Caldwell Hancock for one year and ordered Hancock to pay $22,126 in restitution as a condition of reinstatement. The suspension is effective Jan. 25. The court took the action after Hancock made allegations in a frivolous lawsuit with the purpose to embarrass or burden a third person. The opposing party expended $20,000 to defend the suit. Hancock appealed the decision to the Tennessee Supreme Court; his appeal was dismissed due to his failure to timely pay the litigation tax. Read the BPR release.