TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 8, 2018
Monroe County lawyer Barry Keith Maxwell received a public censure today from the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Tennessee Supreme Court. Maxwell commingled personal funds into his client trust account and improperly utilized the account for his own benefit by using the funds to pay his personal expenses. In mitigation, Maxwell ceased practicing law and no longer held client funds in the account when he deposited his personal funds therein. A public censure is a rebuke and warning to the attorney, but it does not affect the attorney’s ability to practice law.