Lawyer John Wesson Suspended For 7 Years

  • Tuesday, November 28, 2023

The Supreme Court of Tennessee on Tuesday suspended John Scott Wesson from the practice of law for seven years pursuant to Tenn. Sup. Ct. R. 9, Section 12.2, and ordered him to contact the Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program.

A Petition for Discipline containing one complaint was filed by the Board. The Hearing Panel found that Mr. Wesson failed to respond to a summary judgment motion, failed to respond to opponent’s application to the court for attorney’s fees, failed to reasonably communicate with clients, failed to represent his clients, failed to inform his clients of his previous suspension, knowingly failed to make reasonable efforts to expedite litigation, failed to appear at multiple show cause hearings, and knowingly terminated and/or refused to comply with his Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program monitoring agreement.

The Panel found the misconduct of Mr. Wesson violated Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct 1.3 (diligence), 1.4 (communication), 3.2 (expediting litigation), 3.4(c) (fairness to opposing party and counsel), and 8.4(a)(d)(g) (misconduct).

Mr. Wesson must comply with the requirements of Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9, Sections 28 and 30.4, regarding the obligations and responsibilities of suspended attorneys and the procedure for reinstatement.

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