TBA Law Blog

Posted by: BPR Reports on Jul 1, 2016

Journal Issue Date: Jul 2016

Journal Name: July 2016 - Vol. 52, No. 7


Nashville attorney Yvette Yolanda Cain was publicly censured by the Tennessee Supreme Court on May 31. The court took the action after Cain acted beyond the scope of her authority in the representation of a client, failed to communicate with the client and took actions which had an adverse effect upon the client. Cain’s actions violated Rules of Professional Conduct 1.2, 1.4 and 8.4.

On May 20, The Tennessee Supreme Court suspended Rutherford County lawyer Carla Ann Kent Ford from the practice of law based upon her felony conviction for theft of property valued in excess of $1,000 but less than $10,000. The Supreme Court referred the matter to the Board of Professional Responsibility for the institution of formal proceedings to determine the extent of final discipline to be imposed as a result of Ford’s guilty plea.

Disability Inactive
The law license of Greene County lawyer Todd A. Shelton was transferred to disability inactive status May 31. He may not practice law while on inactive status, but may petition the court for reinstatement by showing by clear and convincing evidence that the disability has been removed and they are fit to resume the practice of law.

Compiled by Amelia Ferrell Knisely from information provided by the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Tennessee Supreme Court. Licensure and disciplinary notices are included in this publication as a member service. The official record of an attorney’s status is maintained by the board. Current information about a particular attorney may be found on the board’s website at www.tbpr.org/ consumers/attorneysearch.