TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Oct 13, 2017

Carter C. Hitt, an attorney licensed to practice law in Mississippi, yesterday received a public censure from the Board of Professional Responsibility. Hitt, who is not licensed to practice in Tennessee, collected a fee from a client for representation in a breach of contract and personal injury action which arose in Tennessee. Hitt failed to limit the scope of his representation to only non-litigation matters, failed to diligently represent his client, and did not adequately communicate with his client. Hitt also drafted and filed a pleading in a Tennessee court which was purported to have been filed pro se by his client. Hitt’s actions were deceptive to the court and constituted the unauthorized practice of law.