Licensure & Discipline

Disciplinary Actions

Licensure & Dicipline

REINSTATED

Williamson County lawyer Emily Pouzar Jenkins was reinstated to the practice of law effective Feb. 1. Jenkins sought reinstatement after being on inactive status since May 4, 2005. She filed a petition for reinstatement on Feb. 1. The Board of Professional Responsibility found that the petition was satisfactory and recommended that the court reinstate her. The court issued the order on Feb. 8.

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Licensure & Discipline

DISABILITY INACTIVE

Stewart County lawyer Billy Dudley Cobb was placed on disability inactive status by the Tennessee Supreme Court on Jan. 25 for an indefinite period of time. Cobb may not practice law while on inactive status. He may return to the practice of law after reinstatement, which requires a showing of clear and convincing evidence that the disability has been removed and he is fit to resume the practice of law.

Davidson County lawyer John Lee Kennedy was placed on disability inactive status by the Tennessee Supreme Court on Jan. 25 for an indefinite period of time. Kennedy may not practice law while on inactive status. He may return to the practice of law after reinstatement, which requires a showing of clear and convincing evidence that the disability has been removed and he is fit to resume the practice of law.

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Licensure & Discipline

REINSTATED

Hamilton County attorney Katrina Akers Davis was reinstated to the practice of law effective Nov. 28, 2018. The Tennessee Supreme Court noted that Davis had been placed on inactive status in February 1996 but had filed a petition for reinstatement this past November. The Board of Professional Responsibility stated that the petition for reinstatement was satisfactory and met the requirements of Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9. The court issued the order on Dec. 7, 2018.

Davidson County lawyer Allyn Rubright Gibson was reinstated to the practice of law effective Nov. 19, 2018. The Tennessee Supreme Court noted that Gibson had been placed on inactive status in October 2013 but had filed a petition for reinstatement this past November. The Board of Professional Responsibility stated that the petition for reinstatement was satisfactory and met the requirements of Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9. The court issued the order on Dec. 3, 2018.

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Licensure & Discipline

DISABILITY INACTIVE

The law license of Davidson County lawyer Carla L. Arevalo was transferred to disability inactive status on Nov. 21, 2018, pursuant to Section 27.4 of Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9. Arevalo cannot practice law while on inactive status and may not return to the practice of law until reinstated by showing by clear and convincing evidence that the disability has been removed and she is fit to resume the practice of law. On Jan. 11, 2018, Arevalo was temporarily suspended by the Tennessee Supreme Court and that suspension remains in place.

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Licensure & Discipline

DISABILITY INACTIVE

The Tennessee Supreme Court transferred the law license of Coffee County lawyer Harry B. Gilley to disability inactive status on Oct. 26. Gilley may not practice law while on inactive status but may return to the practice of law by showing by clear and convincing evidence that the disability has been removed and he is fit to resume practicing.

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Licensure & Discipline

Disability Inactive

The law license of Knoxville lawyer Monica Joy Franklin was transferred to disability inactive status on Oct. 8. She may not practice law while on inactive status. She may return to the practice of law after reinstatement by the Tennessee Supreme Court by showing by clear and convincing evidence that the disability has been removed and she is fit to resume the practice of law.

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Licensure & Discipline

DISABILITY INACTIVE

The law license of Knox County lawyer James Douglas Busch was transferred to disability inactive status on Aug. 14, pursuant to Section 27.4 of Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9. Busch cannot practice law while on disability inactive status. He may return to the practice of law after reinstatement by the Tennessee Supreme Court upon showing of clear and convincing evidence that the disability has been removed and he is fit to resume the practice of law.

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Licensure & Discipline

Disability Inactive

By order of the Tennessee Supreme Court entered July 11, the law license of Shelby County lawyer Robert C. Brooks was transferred to disability inactive status pursuant to Section 27.3 of Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9. Brooks cannot practice law while on disability inactive status. He may return to the practice of law after reinstatement by the Tennessee Supreme Court upon showing of clear and convincing evidence that the disability has been removed and he is fit to resume the practice of law.

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Licensure & Discipline

Reinstated

On June 20, the Supreme Court of Tennessee reinstated Campbell County lawyer Timothy Paul Webb to the practice of law, effective immediately. Webb had been suspended by the Supreme Court of Tennessee for five years on Sept. 26, 2016, with two years active suspension and the remainder on probation with conditions. Webb filed a petition for reinstatement to the practice of law pursuant to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9, Section 30.4.

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Licensure & Discipline

Administrative Suspensions  Online Notice of attorneys suspended for, and reinstated from, administrative violations — including failure to pay the Board of Professional Responsibility fee, file the IOLTA report, comply with continuing legal education requirements and pay the Tennessee professional privilege tax — is now available exclusively on the TBA website.

Visit http://www.tba.org/directory-listing/administrative-suspension-lists to see administrative suspensions imposed since 2006.

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