TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 30, 2016

The Tennessee Supreme Court held Weakly County lawyer Harry Max Speight in criminal contempt on Sept. 26. The court had disbarred Speight on Aug. 14, 2008, and Nov. 2, 2011, but recently found that he engaged in the practice of law in connection with a real estate transaction. The court appointed a special master to conduct a hearing on the matter. The special master found Speight guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of criminal contempt, but due to mitigating factors recommended a fine and no jail time. The court accepted that recommendation. Read the BPR release.