Attorney Jesse Walker Dalton III Suspended For Several Violations

Friday, January 10, 2014

The law license of Jesse Walker Dalton III, of Jasper, was suspended on Tuesday, by the Tennessee Supreme Court for a period of one year pursuant to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9, Section 4.2.  Mr. Dalton shall serve an active suspension of three months with the remaining nine months probated subject to certain terms and conditions including engagement of a practice monitor and assessment by Tennessee Lawyer’s Assistance Program.

A Petition for Discipline was filed against attorney Dalton on Feb.

11, 2013, based upon the complaints of a former paralegal and a former associate that Mr. Dalton appeared late for court and client meetings, missed client conferences, failed to timely return phone calls to clients, appeared in the office with slurred speech, glazed eyes and disheveled dress and fell asleep during client meetings.  Further, Mr. Dalton received a cash retainer and failed to deposit the retainer into his trust account.

Mr. Dalton admitted violating Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct 1.3 (diligence), 1.4 (communication), 1.15 (safekeeping property and funds), 1.16 (declining or terminating representation) and 8.4 (a) and (d) (misconduct).

Mr. Dalton is currently suspended by the Supreme Court for non-compliance with Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirements pursuant to Tenn. Sup. Ct. R. 21.  Mr. Dalton’s disciplinary suspension shall begin upon his reinstatement from the CLE suspension. 


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report - And Mug Shots

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ALLEN, NATASHA A     4238 CRESTVIEW APT B RED BANK, 37415     32     East Ridge          DOMESTIC ASSAULT BAGGETT, ROBERT NATHANIEL     9136 OLD HIXSON PIKE SODDY DAISY, 37379     34     Hamilton ... (click for more)

Christopher Harp Arrested For Stealing Fuel From Hamilton County Gas Pumps

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, with the cooperation of the leadership of the Sequoyah Volunteer Fire Department/Marine Rescue has been investigating fuel expense overages related to fuel obtained from the Hamilton County Government gas pumps.  The investigation determined on Aug. 2, Christopher M. Harp, who is a former member of the Sequoyah Volunteer Fire Department/Marine ... (click for more)

Black Creek TIF Decision-Who Guards The Hen House? - And Response

Citizens of Chattanooga were invited to give public comment before their own Industrial Development Board Aug. 15. They arrived to find foxes guarding their hen house.  Many thought the meeting was their opportunity to seek redress in the ill-conceived Black Creek Tax Increment Financing plan. However, they learned it was a sham orchestrated by both the past and present ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Let’s ‘Pay It Forward’

At 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning, this at a Starbucks coffee store located at 2186 Tyrone Blvd. in St. Petersburg, Fla.,  an unidentified woman who was first in line at the drive-through window, politely told the drive-through window clerk she would like to “pay it forward.” The clerk checked the next order – it was a caramel macchiato – and the first customer paid for both her ... (click for more)

Notre Dame's Kareem Orr Looking For Big Results

(This is the 16th in a series of preseason stories on new high school football coaches, or veteran coaches at a different school, and top players in the Chattanooga area) Notre Dame’s football team has won 18 games in the first two years of Charles Fant’s time as the Fighting Irish head coach. The Signal Mountain Eagles have beaten Notre Dame in both of ... (click for more)

McCallie's 97-Yard Drive Proof Of Dominant 44-0 Win In Opener

With the game in hand, McCallie’s offense unleashed an impressive third-quarter drive that exemplified Cleveland’s inability to handle the Blue Tornado offense Thursday night at Finley Stadium. The Blue Raiders’ only real scoring threat ended at McCallie’s 3 on successive incomplete passes by quarterback Austin Massey to intended receivers Eric Goodwin and Rod Dennard. McCallie ... (click for more)