Bradley County Lawyer Censured

Monday, May 12, 2014

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.



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