TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Oct 23, 2017
Former Davidson County lawyer Ashley Denise Preston was suspended on Freiday for four years, retroactive to the date of her transfer from disability inactive status to active status, which was Feb. 23, 2016. Preston faced four complaints of ethical misconduct. In one, she failed to respond to an order of the court of appeals on behalf of a client, and in another, she failed to appear in court and her client’s case was dismissed. In a third case, Preston accepted a fee to represent a client in a child support matter but never completed any work in the case. In the final complaint, Preston became the sole trustee of her family’s trust and made payments to herself and other beneficiaries which were disputed by one of the beneficiaries. Preston must serve two years of active suspension and make restitution to one client.