Brent J. McIntosh, of Cleveland, was publicly censured Friday by the Tennessee Supreme Court.
The Board of Professional Responsibility filed a Petition for Discipline against Mr. McIntosh pursuant to Rule 9, Rules of the Supreme Court. A hearing panel determined that, while representing a client, Mr. McIntosh threatened to present a criminal charge against an unrepresented person for the purpose of obtaining an advantage in a civil matter.
Mr. McIntosh’s actions violated Rules of Professional Conduct 4.4(a) (2), Respect for the Rights of Third Persons; and 8.4(a), Misconduct.
For these violations, the Tennessee Supreme Court publicly censured Mr. McIntosh. A public censure is a rebuke and warning to the attorney, but does not affect the attorney’s ability to practice law.