TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Feb 19, 2019
Blount County lawyer Kimberly Diane Russell was publicly censured today by the Supreme Court of Tennessee. The Board of Professional Responsibility filed a petition for discipline on May 23, 2018, concerning one complaint of misconduct. Russell, while administratively suspended for CLE non-compliance, accepted a flat fee to prepare divorce documents for pro se divorce. Russell prepared documents for the divorce and did not enter a written fee agreement for the non-refundable fee. Russell executed a conditional guilty plea acknowledging her misconduct violated Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct.