TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 17, 2019
William Jeffrey Barnes of Boca Raton, Florida, received a public censure on Wednesday from the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Tennessee Supreme Court. Between May 2011 and August 2017, Barnes was admitted to practice pro hac vice in nine foreclosure actions in state and federal court in Tennessee. In each of the nine matters, Barnes’ supporting affidavit stated that a copy of the filing was being sent to the Board of Professional Responsibility contemporaneously.  Barnes, however, failed to send the materials to the Board of Professional Responsibility and failed to timely pay his pro hac vice registration fee as required under Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 19(f).
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