TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Oct 25, 2018
Lawrence County attorney Charles Matthew Bates received a public censure yesterday from the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Tennessee Supreme Court. Bates practiced law by appearing in court on behalf of a number of clients while his license to practice law was administratively suspended for failure to comply with his annual registration and IOLTA reporting requirements. A public censure is a rebuke and warning to the attorney, but it does not affect the attorney’s ability to practice law.