Unauthorized Practice of Law

This committee reviews UPL issues presented by attorneys, the courts or local bars. It has developed a sample protocol for use in handling complaints on individuals or businesses endangering Tennessee consumers through the unauthorized practice of law.

TN Board Professional...
10 Cadillac Drive, Ste. 220
Brentwood, TN 37027
Immediate Past Chair
Law Offices of Sean Lewis, PLLC
144 Second Ave N Ste 150
Nashville, TN 37201

Dealing With the Unauthorized Practice of Law in Tennessee

How does the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee work with attorneys and the public in protecting consumers from the unauthorized practice of law? Former Committee Chair Sean Lewis provides the answers.

Knox Lawyer Disbarred for Practicing Law While Suspended

Knoxville lawyer Steven E. Sams was disbarred on Aug. 5 for practicing law while suspended. Sams was suspended on Sept. 12, 2013, for failing to respond to an ethics complaint. Following that suspension, he contacted the surviving heirs of a deceased acquaintance, represented to them that he was a licensed attorney and offered to serve as administrator of their mother’s estate. Read the BPR notice.

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