TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 16, 2018
The Supreme Court of Tennessee today temporarily suspended Carroll County lawyer Benjamin S. Dempsey from the practice of law upon finding that Dempsey misappropriated funds and poses a threat of substantial harm to the public. Section 12.3 of Supreme Court, Rule 9, provides for the immediate temporary suspension of an attorney’s license to practice law in cases of an attorney’s misappropriation of funds. Dempsey is immediately precluded from accepting any new cases, and he must cease representing existing clients by Sept. 15. After Sept.15, he may not use any indicia of lawyer, legal assistant, or law clerk nor maintain a presence where the practice of law is conducted.