TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 22, 2019
The Tennessee Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended Davidson County lawyer Jennifer Elizabeth Jones for 18 months and ordered her to pay the costs of the disciplinary proceeding. The suspension is retroactive to the date of her temporary suspension of July 31, 2017. On Oct. 12, 2017, the Board of Professional Responsibility filed a petition for discipline against Jones alleging that she, while administratively suspended from the practice of law, notified opposing counsel in an administrative matter that she represented an individual. The signature line of Jones’ e-mail included the word “Esquire” after her name, included the name of the law firm where she purportedly worked, and was sent from the law firm’s e-mail address. Further, Jones filed and signed pleadings containing her attorney registration number and the name of her law firm. Jones entered a conditional guilty plea in this matter.