TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 24, 2019
The Supreme Court of Tennessee today temporarily suspended Unicoi County lawyer William Branch Lawson from the practice of law upon finding that Lawson misappropriated funds, poses a threat of substantial harm to the public, and has failed to respond to the board regarding a complaint of misconduct. Section 12.3 of Supreme Court Rule 9 provides for the immediate summary suspension of an attorney’s license to practice law in cases of an attorney’s misappropriation of funds and failure to respond to the board. Lawson is immediately precluded from accepting any new cases, and he must cease representing existing clients by June 23.