TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 2, 2019
The Tennessee Supreme Court today upheld a Chancery Court decision that disbarred Knoxville attorney Loring Edwin Justice. Justice’s disbarment stemmed from a federal personal injury lawsuit. He falsely claimed work done by a paralegal as his own, he falsely claimed that he had kept contemporaneous time records on the case, and he requested “grossly exaggerated and unreasonable” attorney’s fees. The Board of Professional Responsibility suspended Justice for a year, but the Chancery Court modified it to a disbarment on appeal.