TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 23, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court yesterday suspended Barry Keith Maxwell from the practice of law for 75 days. Upon completion of his suspension, he will be placed on probation for one year, subject to the condition that he submit to an evaluation by the Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program (TLAP) and comply with any monitoring requirements TLAP deems necessary. Maxwell must pay the Board of Professional Responsibility’s costs and expenses and court costs within 90 days. A complaint filed in August 2015 alleged that Maxwell used a portion of a client’s cash settlement for a personal expense believing that he could earn that money back quickly to repay his client. He advised his client of this after using the funds; however, repayment was delayed as Maxwell was subsequently suspended for non-payment of his annual registration dues.