TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 9, 2018
On July 9, Elizabeth Ann Shipley received a public censure from the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Tennessee Supreme Court. Shipley represented clients in defense of a boundary line suit, failing to file an answer or enter an appearance in the action, which led to entry of a default judgment. Shipley failed to take prompt remedial action once notified of the default judgment or protect her clients’ interests following her discharge as counsel. She also failed to maintain good communication with her clients throughout the representation. As a condition of the censure, Shipley must refund $1,500 in attorney fees to her former clients within 30 days.