TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 29, 2018
Homer L. Cody of Memphis was disbarred on Tuesday by the Tennessee Supreme Court. Further, Cody must pay the Board of Professional Responsibility’s costs and expenses and the court costs within 90 days. This is the fifth disciplinary proceeding brought against Cody arising from his representation of one client. The first case resulted in a public censure. The second resulted in a 180-day suspension. The third resulted in a one-year suspension. The fourth resulted in a two-year suspension. While the first two suspensions were in effect, Cody filed two pleadings on behalf of the client in the Chancery Court for Shelby County. After the third suspension took effect, Cody filed an additional pleading in the case. In addition to his unauthorized practice of law, by filing pleadings on behalf of the client, Cody continued his conflict of interest that formed the basis for the previous suspensions.