Censure Issued Against Bradley County Lawyer

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Attorney John Allen Murphy, Jr. of Cleveland, Tn., has been publicly censured by the Tennessee Supreme Court pursuant to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9, Section 4.4.

Officials said, "Mr. Murphy was administratively suspended on June 14, 2011, for failing to comply with his mandatory IOLTA reporting requirements. During his temporary suspension, Mr. Murphy filed pleadings on behalf of several clients with the courts in Bradley County. Mr. Murphy was reinstated to the practice of law on July 25, 2011.

"By these acts, John Allen Murphy, Jr. has violated Rule of Professional Conduct 5.5(a) (unauthorized practice of law) and is hereby publicly censured for this violation."

A public censure is a rebuke and warning to the attorney, but it does not affect the attorney’s ability to practice law.

 


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