published Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Chattanooga attorney Jeffrey Stinnett suspended for misconduct

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Attorney Jeffrey A. Stinnett of Chattanooga has been suspended from practicing law for two years by the Tennessee Supreme Court, according to a news release.

The Board of Professional Responsibility filed a disciplinary petition in September 2010 with three misconduct complaints, the release stated.

They alleged that Stinnett failed to inform clients that he was temporarily suspended; continued to practice law and accept fees during his suspension; and continued to practice law after being temporarily suspended by appearing before the Juvenile Court of Hamilton County. Mr. Stinnett did not refund legal fees despite being unable to perform any work on the cases, the release stated.

The high court ordered Stinnett to serve six months on active suspension starting Sept. 1 and 18 months on monitored probation. He also must pay restitution to two former clients, pay the costs of the disciplinary proceeding and comply with Tennessee Supreme Court rules, the release stated.

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Salsa said...

Sounds more like Crutchfield style Democrat.

August 18, 2011 at 7:37 p.m.
hambone said...

When he runs for office he'll claim " I'm a successful businessman and job creater"

August 18, 2011 at 9:18 p.m.
joneses said...

How can anyone say he is a Republican when the largest contributor, besides George Soros, to the dummycratic party is the United States Bar Association? A list of dishonest attorneys is Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Barrack Hussien Obama, John Edwards, and I am sure there are many more.

August 19, 2011 at 8:05 a.m.
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