TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 18, 2019
Lewis County lawyer Larry Joe Hinson today received a public censure from the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Tennessee Supreme Court. Hinson was paid $1,500 to represent his client in a divorce action. Hinson did not have a written fee agreement and was suspended from the practice of law before he could conclude the representation. Hinson offered to reimburse $750.00 to his client, but failed to respond to requests from the Board for compliance with such obligation. Hinson only recently confirmed that he reimbursed funds to his client, and also failed to comply with his notice obligations for suspended attorneys requiring him to file an affidavit with the board.