TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Feb 19, 2018
Sean K. Hornbeck of Nashville was disbarred from the practice of law by the Tennessee Supreme Court on Friday. Hornbeck convinced an investor to entrust him with between $5,000,000 and $5,500,000 on the basis that he would hold the money in his trust account, it would never be at risk and the investor would reap substantial dividends. Instead, Hornbeck released most of the money to unknown third parties and/or misappropriated it to his own use. In an effort to conceal his actions, Hornbeck submitted falsified bank records and false testimony in Chancery Court. He also failed to diligently represent two clients and failed to adequately communicate with them. While Hornbeck was temporarily suspended, he also engaged in the unauthorized practice of law while in the employ of an attorney, and engaged in a scheme to misappropriate funds from a client of that attorney.