TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Nov 22, 2016

The Tennessee Supreme Court disbarred Marshall Scott Smith from the practice of law on Nov. 18 and directed him to make restitution to former clients. The court took the action after determining that Smith failed to deposit settlement funds into his trust account, misappropriated funds from his clients, accepted fees for little or no work, used his trust account for personal expenses, failed to adequately communicate with clients, settled a case without the client’s authority, borrowed money from a client without obtaining written informed consent, and failed to timely respond to complaints filed against him. Read the BPR notice.