TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Kate Prince on Jul 21, 2021

The Board of Professional Responsibility of the Tennessee Supreme Court yesterday issued a public censure of Blount County attorney Jacob Edward Erwin. Erwin utilized trust account funds for fulfillment of a personal financial obligation. While no clients or third parties were harmed, Erwin’s conduct constitutes a breach of his fiduciary obligation regarding client funds and property. A public censure is a rebuke and warning to the attorney, but it does not affect the attorney’s ability to practice law.