published Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Chattanooga lawyer Jes Beard disbarred

The Tennessee Supreme Court has disbarred Chattanooga attorney Jes Beard.

A news release from the court today said Beard “violated disciplinary rules by ignoring conflicts of interest between clients, by taking action to the detriment of one client in order to gain an advantage for another client, by improperly communicating with a person represented by another lawyer, by failing to competently and diligently represent his clients, and by failing to properly communicate the status of a case to a client. Mr. Beard also continually failed to respond to disciplinary counsel.”

The court cited a number of violations of the rules of profession conduct including:

1.1 Competence

1.3 Diligence

1.4 Communication

1.7()a Conflict of interest

3.2 Expediting litigation

3.3(a) Candor toward the tribunal

4.1 Truthfulness and candor in statements to others

4.2 Communication with a person represented by counsel

8.4 Misconduct.

The court acted on March 3, the release stated. Beard was ordered to pay all costs of the action.

Beard’s law license was suspended for two years in 2007 for violating rules of professional responsibility in three cases, news archives show.

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harrystatel said...

With his current qualifications what future job possibilities exist for Mr. Beard?

  Department head in Littlefield administration.

  Superintendent of Schools.

  Federal Judge, Attorney General, Treasury Secretary, Federal Reserve chairman.

  Judge on "American Idol."

  Charlie Sheen's publicist.

  City Attorney for Chattanooga or East Ridge.

  Public Relations specialist for the Arts, Education and Cultural Affairs Department.

  Zach Wamp's short-bus driver.

  TEA Union official.

  Erlanger Bonus Panel

The future is bright for Mr. Beard.

March 9, 2011 at 6:23 p.m.
dave said...

Harry you say it all....

March 9, 2011 at 7:22 p.m.
joecrash1 said...

If you see a lawyer on a bicycle, why don’t you swerve to hit him? It might be your bicycle.

March 10, 2011 at 7:01 a.m.
joneses said...

You forgot Dummycratic Candidate for President and President.

August 19, 2011 at 8:33 a.m.
joanchatt6 said...

Ha ha you got everything you deserved! Looks like I won!!!!!! Because of you my 2 younger children are screwed up! I should sue you and hamilton county for letting a parent who is an alcoholic that has a criminal record get to keep custody of my children! Well its to late now they are all adults. The damage is done!

April 5, 2012 at 2:45 p.m.
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