TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 18, 2018
Shelby County lawyer Al H. Thomas received a public censure today from the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Tennessee Supreme Court. Thomas had failed to pay court costs in a civil action. When the court costs remained unpaid after the dismissal of the client’s lawsuit, the court entered an order requiring him to appear and show cause, if any, why judgment should not be entered for payment of the costs. Thomas failed to appear before the court or provide notice that he was unable to appear. A public censure is a rebuke and warning to the attorney, but it does not affect the attorney’s ability to practice law.