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Judicial/Legal Misconduct*
in Tennessee



*Following are some of the attorneys, law firms, or judges who have been reported to have been disciplined by the State of Tennessee for unethical conduct, who may be a resident of Tennessee but was disciplined in another state, sued for malpractice, arrested, indicted, incarcerated, who cannot practice law for one reason or another, whom we understand have been charged with unethical conduct, who have brought disrepute to the legal business, etc.
ABERNATHY, FRANK G. 
ADAMS, ALAYNE B.
ADAMS, CHRISTOPHER DAVID
ADAMS, GERALD W.
ADAMS, JAMES D.
AGEE JR, CHARLES M.
AKARD JR, ROBERT B.
ALBRIGHT, JERE B.
ALLEN, ERNEST LEE
ALLEN, FRED L.
ALLISON, JAMES T.
ANDERSON JR, LENALE 
ANDERSON-YARLING, BONNIE J.
ARCHER, EDMUND W.
ARCHIBALD, ALBERT JOHN
ARENDALL, WILLIAM L.
ARNOLD, PEYTON WAYNE
ARTHUR, BARBARA SIMS
ASBURY, CYNTHIA N.
ASHCRAFT, SHAWN M.
AUSTIN JR, JAMES R.
AVERY, ANTHONY M.
BACON, DAVID L.
BAGWELL JR, N. REESE
BAILEY, STEVE E.
BAILEY, JAVIER MICHAEL
BAIRD, JOHN THOMAS
BAKER JR, CHARLES CARTER
BAKER, LARRY M.
BAKER, WESLEY
BALCOLM JR, HAROLD
BALL, JAMES V.
BAKER JR, CHARLES CARTER
BANKS, JAMES L.
BARBER, PHILLIP D.
BARNES, DALE CLIFTON
BARNETT, STANLEY R.
BARNWELL, HOWARD
BARR III, JAMES VICTOR
BARRETT, DENNIS MICHAEL
BARRY, HENRY CLAY
BASTIAN, MATTHEW Q.
BAYDOUN, NADER
BEACH, CHARLES L.
BEAN, MARTIN
BEAN, RUSSELL
BEATY, CHARLES EDGAR
BEATY JR, HENRY M.
BEENE IV, JONES CHAMBERLAIN
BELL, ERNEST KEITH
BELL, JAMES B.
BERGMANN III, PAUL
BERRY, DOUGLAS R.
BERRY III, TYLER R.
BIDWELL IV, LAWRENCE
BLAKNEY, HAROLD RAY
BLAIR III, JOHN B.
BLOUNT III, JAMES E.
BOLEN, HERMAN RICHARD
BOND, MEREDITH C.
BONDS JR, ALVA F.
BONNINGTON, RICHARD
BOWDEN, TIMOTHY L.
BOWMAN, RODGER N.
BOYD III, ARCH B.
BRABSON, FRANKLIN D.
BRADLEY, SAM P.
BRANDON, LARRY
BRASFIELD, TRAVIS
BRATCHER, DAVID M.
BRODHEAD, RICHARD
BROOKS, NATHAN EDWARD
BROWN JR, CHARLES F.
BROWN JR, JAMES ARNOLD
BRYAN, RICKY RAYMOND
BUFFALOE, JANE J.
BURGESS, JERRY LEE
BURKHART JR, A. G.
BURNETT, SAM THOMAS
BUTLER, JESSE W.
CAMERON, WILLIAM
CAMP, JOHN
CANDY, JOHN R.
CANNON III, WILLIAM DUNLAP
CANTER, LAURENCE A.
CANTOR, LAURENCE C.
CARDEN, JOHNNY WAYNE
CARDEN, PATRICIA SPICER
CAREY, MARK ANTHONY
CARK, MICHAEL T.
CARNELL SR, RICHARD LEE
CARTER, CHARLES
CARTER, JOE D.
CASH, MARVIN M.
CASH, TERRY
CATE, RAY E.
CAUDLE II, WILLIAM BRANDON
CAWOOD, F. CHRIS
CHAPMAN, MARK EDWARD
CHAPPELL, SAMUEL J.
CHESTNUT, E. RONALD
CHRISTENBERRY, J. G.
CLAIBORNE, G. BATTLE
CLARK, LEWIS FRANKLIN
CLARK, RICHARD R.
CLARK, WILSON MEREDITH
CLEMENTS JR, HAL H.
CLEMENTS, LINDA STAPLES
CLYCE, THOMAS GERALD (JERRY)
COLEMAN II, JOHN B.
COLLIER, WILLIAM
COLLINS, DAVID
COLLINS, JIMMY D.
COLLINS JR, WILLIAM CLAUDE
CONNER, WILLIAM T.
COOPER, ELBERT M.
CORNELL, HELEN LOFTIN
CORUM, KENNETH
COSTNER, JOSEPH E.
COWAN JR, THOMAS E.
CRAIGHEAD, ANTHONY J.
CRAWFORD, RICHARD H.
CREEKMORE, DAVID
CRISLER III, HERMAN ANDREW
CULBREATH, No. W1999-01553-SC-R11-CD (TN, Oct. 20, 2000)
CUNNINGHAM, RON
CURBO, CHARLES R.
DAFFERNER, RUSSELL C.
DARK, JOEL H.
DARNELL, STANLEY D.
DAVIS, EARL P.
DAVIS, ERIC L.
DAVIS, GERALD WAYNE
DAVIS, GUY S.
DAVIS, WILLIAM J.
DEPUTY, DAVID NEAL
DEARING, ANDREW J.
DEBUSK, ALAN C.
DEMPSEY, BENJAMIN
DEPERSIO, THOMAS
DEWANE, LARRY J.
DIAMOND, JAMES P.
DIAMOND JR, WILLIAM T.
DICHTEL, FRANCIS E.
DICKINSON IV, JACOB MCGAVOCK
DINGMAN, HAROLD W.
DINWIDDLE, JOHN H.
DOCKERY, DANNY KAYE
DOLAN JR, JOHN
DONNELL, RICHARD H.
DOTY, GEORGE HOWARD
DOUGHERTY, W. P. BOONE
DOUGLAS, HOWARD
DUNCAN, DWIGHT E.
DUNLAP, DAVID L.
DUNPHY, ROBERT E.
EFIRD, WILLIAM PALMER
EIKNER JR, JAMES E.
EISENBERG, GARY M.
EKONG, AFIONG I.
ELLIS, E. MICHAEL
EMBRY, WILLIAM L.
EMERT, STANLEY G.
EMERT JR, STANLEY G.
EMMONS, HELEN G.
ERICKSON, DANIEL DWIGHT
ESTEP, JAMES
ETHERIDGE JR, H. T.
EVANS, JAMES S.
EVANS, MARY PENTECOST
FARMER, FYKE
FARR, JESSE
FEENEY, ROBERT H.
FITZGERALD, JOHN ARNOLD
FITZGERALD, LARRY
FIVEASH JR, EARNEST E.
FLATT, STEVEN
FLEMING, EDGAR
FORBES, JANE
FORTAS, WILLIAM E.
FOSTER, ROBERT DWIGHT
FOX, ALBERT J.
FOX, GARRAD L.
FOX, VICTOR MICHAEL
FRALEY, RAYMOND W.
FRANCIS JR, BURT RAYMOND
FRANCIS, MARK D.
FRANKLIN, MAURICE E.
FRAZIER, STEVEN CARL
FREMONT, KENNETH P.
FRIEDMAN, WILLIAM E.
FRULLA, WILLIAM E.
FULKS, BILLY JO
GALBREATH, CHARLES
GAMBLE, DONALD RAY (JAKE)
GARDNER, BARRY L.
GIBSON JR, FRED MICHIE
GILLOCK, EDGAR HARDIN
GLASGOW JR, WAYNE B.
GOAD, MARK W.
GOBBLE, WILLIAM TRAVIS
GOEBEL JR, EDWARD L.
GOODHUE, JOHN M.
GORDON, CHARLES
GORDON, EDWARD F.
GORDON, JAMES L.
GOSNELL, WILLIAM C.
GOUGER JR, WILLIAM L.
GRAHAM, DOROTHY
GRAY, BILLY
GRAY, RICHARD ZANE
GREEN, BOB MCDANIEL
GREEN, GERALD S.
GREENE, D. RODNEY
GREGORY, LEONARD
GRIFFIN, NORMAN
GROOVER, GARY W.
GROSLAND, STEVEN C.
HACKNEY, JENKS L.
HAGAN, ANTHONY E.
HAGWOOD, STAFFORD
HAMBY, ROSCOE J.
HANCOCK, JOHN MARK
HANDLEY, DON A.
HANSEN, THOMAS
HARBISON, FINLEY WREN
HARDIN, BARRY
HARRINGTON, MICHAEL E.
HARRIS, J. T.
HAY III, THEODORE B.
HEAD, BENJAMIN F.
HEAD, DAVID
HEADMAN, FRANCIS W.
HEDGES, RONALD E.
HELM, WILLIAM ANTHONY
HENDERSON, MARK W.
HENNIS, JOHN
HICKMAN, J.D.
HILL II, CHARLES B.
HILL, ELLERY E.
HINDMAN, TOMMY K.
HINSON, THOMAS LEE
HOATS, JOSEPH MIRANDA
HODDE, BILL
HODGE, FLOYD R.
HODGES III, WARNER
HOFFMAN, RICHARD F.
HOGLAND, DAVID L.
HOLTMAN, STANLEY L.
HOOPER, DAVID
HOOVER III, M. JOSIAH
HOPFL, CHARLES E.
HOPPER II, GLENN B.
HORNICK, JOSEPH L.
HORTON, REGINALD LAMONT
HUGHES, DENNIS J.
HUNT, FREDERICK A.
HYDE, JAMES S.
HYDEN, ELWOOD LEE
HYMAN, ROGER D.
INGRAM, WILLIAM BRACKEN
JEFFERS, HAROLD G.
JENNINGS, JOHN A.
JENNINGS, MICHAEL RAY
JENSON, JENNIFER A.
JOHNSON, HAROLD F.
JONES, BOBBIE L.
JONES, DOUGLAS PAUL
JONES SR, FRED E.
JONES, JAMES L.
JONES, JAMES MILBURN
JONES, JOHN WESLEY
JONES, WILLIAM P.
JORDAN, JOHN MARTIN
JUDKINS, JOE
KASSEM, ROBERT R.
KAY, MICHAEL B.
KELLY, F. ALLEN
KELLY, PATRICK G.
KENNEDY, PATRICK J.
KERN, LAWRENCE W.
KERSEY, JOHN C.
KEY JR, BAXTER
KING, RICHARD H.
KIRBY, JAMES E.
KIRKPATRICK, THOMPSON G.
KITE, HARVEY T.
KOOPERMAN, MARTIN
KORSAKOV, RICHARD
KRIGER, MARTIN R.
KRIVCHER, CHARLES R.
KROLL, ANTHONY J.
LANE, NORMAN
LANIER, DAVID W.
LAUGHLIN, LORAN
LAWS JR, DAN M.
LEDDY, RICHARD E.
LEE, WALTER J.
LEEDAM, MARK
LEFFLER, STEPHEN R.
LENOW, EDWIN C.
LEWIS, PAUL E.
LIEBERMAN, KEITH L.
LIEBERMAN, MARK KEITH
LIGON, WILLIAM NORMAN
LINAM, ERNEST WILLIAM
LINCOLN, CECIL ERIC
LINCOLN, ROBERT E.
LONG, JAMES EDWIN
LOVE, ROBERT
LOVE, WILLIAM DOUGLASS
LUBIN, N. ALAN
LUNDY, MICHAEL E.
MABRY, THOMAS F.
MADDOX, MICHAEL G.
MADDUX, H. OWEN
MANIS, MILTON
MANN-HORTON, VALERIE
MARCH, JOHN THOMAS
MARTIN, RALPH
MARTY, JAMES O.
MASK JR, JOHN CARLIN
MASSEY, DAN
MASSEY, KELVIN A.
MATTHEWS III, JOHN VAN
MAXWELL, DAVID
MAYER II, RICHARD M.
MAYES, PATRICIA A.
MCALPIN JR, NEAL
MCARTHUR III, WILLIS PERRY
MCCLARY, MYRON BERNARD
MCCLEERY, JOHN G.
MCCLEERY JR, JOHN GEORGE
MCCOLM, FRANK C.
MCDOUGAL, LLOYD C.
MCELLEN, JOHN
MCELROY, JAMES E.
MCFARLIN, BEN
MCKAY, ERVIN
MCKENZIE, LARRY
MCKINNEY, JAMES R.
MCMONAGLE, JOYCE A.
MCNEES III, ROBERT A.
MCVAY, TERRY L.
MEACHAM, C. ALEXANDER
MEAD, DAVID E.
MEGIBOW, TODD
MEEKS, THOMAS R.
MILLER II, SAMUEL B.
MILLER, THOMAS H.
MILLIGAN, JAMES
MOFFATT IV, CHARLES L.
MONTAGUE, JOHN G.
MONTGOMERY, EDDIE
MOORE, STEVEN M.
MORRISON, PAUL DOUGLAS
MOUNGER JR, CHARLES D.
MULDAVIN, SAMUEL JOHN
MURPHY, IRA HENDERSON
MURPHY, JOHN MICHAEL
MURRAY, DAVID P.
MYERS JR, O. V.
NAIFEH, TIMOTHY C.
NAILLING, SAM C.
NAILS, CLAY SPENCER
NAVE, JAMES G.
NELMS III, THOMAS F.
NELSON JR, CLARENCE A.
NERREN, VERNI O.
NEWPORT, BETHEL ALAN
NICHOL, PAT
NILES, PETER L.
NIX, ROBERT
NORTON III, JOHN H.
O'DENEAL JR, RAMSDALE
OSBORNE, A. DONOVAN
OWENS JR, JOHN B.
OZMENT, ELLIOTT
PAGELS, GARY LONDON
PARKER, DOUGLAS B.
PARKER, JOHN R.
PARKER, MIKE BOOTS
PARSONS, WALTER
PATRICK JR, JAMES S.
PATTY, HUBERT D.
PAYNE, WENDELL LEE
PECTOL, JOHN BEN
PEEBLES JR, MARTIN ARNOLD
PEGRAM, HUGH RAINEY
PEPPER SR, NOBLE E.
PERKINS, SAMUEL L.
PERRY, LEON
PHELAN, JAMES LEE
PHELPS, RODNEY M.
PHILLIPS JR, HERBERT SHARLAND
PHILLIPS, ROSEMARY E.
PHILLIPS, STEVEN GUY
PICKENS, GERALD WAYLAND
PIEDRA, JAMES M.
PIGRAM, CURTIS
PITTMAN, MARK L.
PLUNK, DENNIS WAYNE
POSNER, MARVIN
POSS, DAVID J.
PRICE, JAMES LYNN
PRICE III, JOHN W.
PRIVETTE JR, THOMAS M.
PRYOR JR, FRANCIS W.
PULLEN, CHARLES MARK
PULLEY, JEFFREY SCOTT
QUILLEN, DALE M.
QUINN, MYRA E.
QUINTON, JACKSON LEROY
RAMOS, FERNANDO J.
RAMSEY, JAMES
RANDALL JR. ROBERT L.
RANDALL, ROBERT L.
RANNICK, KENNETH C.
RAY, DAVID RANDOLPH
RAY, JESSE
REED, BILLY J.
REEVES, WILLIAM A.
REINER, DAVID C.
REINGOLD, ARVIN H.
RENEAU III, JAMES H.
RHEA, HOWARD
RIDINGS, MICKEY J.
RINGGER JR, LEWIS W.
ROBERTS JR, WILLIAM CICERO
RODDY, LARRY G.
ROSE, R. JACKSON
ROSENBUSH, ROBERT CURTIS
ROSS, SANFORD R.
ROYAL, ROBERT E.
RUDESILL, RICHARD EUGENE
RULEMAN JR, WILBUR C.
RUSHING, DUNCAN B.
RUSNAK, JOSEPH P.
RUYLE, BRIAN L.
SADLER JR, EDWARD A.
SAMS, BILLY
SAPERSTEIN, JOSEPH E.
SANDERSON, JAMES T.
SANTORE JR, FRANCIS X.
SAUNDERS, CLAY N.
SAYLE, RAYMOND H.
SCHEEPER JR, JOHN CARL
SCHLEDWITZ, KARL A.
SCHMITZ, W. THOMAS
SCHOOLFIELD, CARTER H.
SCRUGGS JR, HARRY U.
SCRUGGS SR, HARRY U.
SCHWARTZ, ALLEN F.
SEAL, FRANK N.
SEARCY III, WALTER T.
SEELING, DONALD C.
SEIGEL, MARTHA S.
SHANKS, DEBORAH MITCHELL
SHAW, CLARK LEE
SHELTON, J. RANDALL
SHEPARD, WILLIAM
SHOAF, BARRETT HOLT
SHOCKEY, ROBERT
SHUSKY, CARL D.
SIDICANE, STANLEY H.
SIGMAN, JOE A.
SIMPSON, PAUL L.
SINOR, ANDREW J.
SISK, THOMAS EDWARD
SISSON, FABER GLEN
SKLAR, JERALD H.
SLAUGHTER, THOMAS G.
SMITH, CARLETON W.
SMITH JR, D. JACK
SMITH, MARSHALL SCOTT
SMITH, TODD GRAHAM
SMITH, WADE F.
SMOOT, SHELBY W.
SNEED, MICHAEL E.
SNEED, MICHAEL H.
STANIFER, DAVID H.
STANLEY, HARRY PARKER
STARLING, MICHAEL
STARNES, FLOYD DERWOOD
STARNES, WILLIAM BRIAN
STEIN, BRETT B.
STEPHENSON II, WALTER H.
STIMPSON, JEFFREY
STORY, VIRGINIA LEE
STOVALL, ROBERT H.
STRAWN JR, THOMAS HAROLD
STRICKLAND, ROBERT DAVID
STROHM, THOMAS C.
STRONG, RODNEY C.
STUART JR, MARSHALL B.
SUGG JR, EDGAR HARBERT
SUTHERLAND, WILLIAM P.
SUTTON, HENRY VON
SWINGER, EDWARD L.
SZARWARK, ERNEST J.
TALLEY, PAUL RICHARD
TATUM, BARRY (Judge)
TAYLOR JR, RAYMOND ELLIS
TERRY, PAUL E.
TEETER, RICHARD B.
THOMAS, AL H.
THOMAS, IRA M.
THOMAS, SUSANNA LAWS
THOMPSON SR, ALBERT R.
THOMPSON II, ALMOSE ALFONSE
THOMPSON, BRETRAN A.
THOMPSON, ROGER
THOMPSON-MCLEOD, FRANK
TIDWELL, MICHAEL G.
TOMLIN, DENNIS L.
TOMS, BARBARA D.
TONEY, CHARLES P.
TRAUGHBER, JAMES K.
TROTTER, ETRULA R.
TROUT, HELEN
TROUTMAN, ANDREW CRAIG
TUNNELL, GENE H.
TURLEY, ELLEN T.
TURNLEY III, EDMUND W.
VAN DELL, HARVEY GUYTON
VAN SANT, D. MICHAEL
VANN, GREGORY H.
VEREGO, GARY F.
VETEK, SEAN
WACHTER, JAMES
WAKEFIELD, RANDALL
WALKER, JAMES H.
WALLACE SR, SAM E.
WASHBURN III, THOMAS L.
WATERS, LARRY J.
WEBB, DAVID
WEED, DAVID
WEEMS, LARRY W.
WEEMS, SHIPP
WELHOELTER, ARTHUR N.
WEST, MICHAEL LEE
WHITENTON, JOEL D.
WIDENER, ROBERT C.
WILLIAMS JR, THOMAS H.
WILLIAMS, HARRY CURTIS
WILLIAMS, THOMAS DAVIDSON
WILLIAMS, WALTER (Judge)
WILLIFORD, WILLIAM S.
WILLIS, KELVIN H.
WILLS, MICHAEL A.
WILSON III, JAMES P.
WILSON, RONALD C.
WILSON, RONDAL T.
WINSTON, RUSSELL C.
WOMACK, RAMON E.
WOOD, STEVE A.
WOOLSEY, ROGER
WRIGHT JR, CHARLES G.
WRIGHT JR, WILLIAM PARKER
ZEPKE, BARRY GEORGE
ZIMMERMAN, JOHN C.

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