TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Feb 4, 2019
The Supreme Court of Tennessee today suspended Wilson County lawyer Daphne Michelle Davis from the practice of law for three years. A petition for discipline was filed against Davis alleging that she missed a court date resulting in a default judgment against her client in the amount of $25,151.50.  After appealing the case to Circuit Court, she unilaterally cancelled a mediation and failed to inform her client of the date the case was set for hearing. Davis failed to appear, and the appeal was dismissed. She did not inform her client who learned about the dismissal when he received a copy of the judgment from opposing counsel. In another complaint, Davis promised to refund a fee to her client, but failed to do so until the client filed a complaint with the Board. Finally, Davis was appointed to represent a client who asked her assistance in seeking a waiver or reduction of court costs. Davis sent the client a questionnaire to complete and return, but thereafter, ceased communicating with her client. Davis did not respond to the board in this case.