TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jan 17, 2017

Madison County lawyer Jack Colin Morris was censured on Friday for not diligently representing a client in a post-conviction proceeding. When his petition was denied, Morris was supposed to pursue a direct appeal. However, he failed to file a notice of appeal, and when his client inquired about the status of the matter, Morris misled the client, saying the court had not yet issued an opinion. Later, Morris advised his client that he had neglected to file the notice of appeal and sought permission to late-file but the court did not allow the waiver.