TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 3, 2019
Sullivan County lawyer Everett Hoge Mechem was disbarred today by the Tennessee Supreme Court. He was previously disbarred on April 28, 2017, and had not been reinstated from that disbarment. On Feb. 23, 2018, a petition for discipline was filed containing one complaint of misconduct, in which Mechem represented clients in a personal injury lawsuit and accepted a settlement that was not authorized by his clients. Further, after depositing the settlement funds into his trust account, no distribution was made to his clients and Mechem misappropriated the funds. He entered a conditional guilty plea admitting that his conduct violated the Rules of Professional Conduct.