TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 28, 2019
The Supreme Court of Tennessee on Friday reinstated Maury County attorney William Clark Barnes Jr. to the practice of law, effective immediately. Barnes had been suspended by the Supreme Court of Tennessee for three years on March 31, 2015, with six months active suspension and the remainder on probation with conditions. A hearing panel found that Barnes complied with the terms and conditions of his suspension, and further found that he had demonstrated the moral qualifications, competency and learning in the law required for the practice of law, and that his resumption of the practice of law will not be detrimental to the integrity or standing of the bar or administration of justice, or subversive to the public interest. As conditions of his reinstatement, Barnes must have a practice monitor for one year, and enter into a new, two-year Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program monitoring agreement.