TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 30, 2019
Maury County lawyer Kevin S. Latta today received a public censure from the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Tennessee Supreme Court. Latta represented a criminal defendant in post-trial proceedings and on appeal. Over the course of two years, he failed to respond in any way to five orders from the Court of Appeals instructing him to inform the court of the status of the appeal, and he failed to respond to three court orders setting deadlines to file his appellate brief. Latta also failed to adequately communicate with and respond to inquiries from his client. In mitigation, the court permitted the client’s appeal to move forward.