TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 22, 2018
Davidson County lawyer Jefre Scot Goldtrap today received a public censure from the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Tennessee Supreme Court. Goldtrap failed to prepare written discovery requests on behalf of his client despite the client’s requests on a number of occasions for him to do so. Goldtrap also failed to adequately communicate with his client about the status of his case and the status of attorney fees; additionally his billing invoice, which included only four entries over a six-month period, was inadequate and billed for time that should not have been billed. A public censure is a rebuke and warning to the attorney, but it does not affect the attorney’s ability to practice law.