TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 20, 2018
Coffee County lawyer Judith-Anne Ross St. Clair todaywas suspended from the practice of law by order of the Tennessee Supreme Court for three years, with six months to be served as an active suspension, and the remainder to be served on probation. A petition for discipline was filed against St. Clair concerning multiple complaints of misconduct. Prior to the final hearing, she entered into a conditional guilty plea admitting that on April 10, 2017, she was arrested for a schedule II drug violation in a drug free school zone. St. Clair entered a plea to amended lesser charges, received judicial diversion, and a suspended sentence of 11 months and 29 days. During the period of her arrest and subsequent drug treatment, she failed to communicate with her clients, failed to provide diligent legal services, and abandoned their cases. She has made restitution to two clients and has agreed to make restitution to a third client.