Thursday, July 29, 2010

Anger Mismanagement

A Greenville, Tennessee attorney was suspended for 33 months with 45 days of active suspension and probation for the remaining time. The attorney must remain compliant with the Lawyer Assistance Program during the period of probation.

The offense:

...[the attorney] appeared for a trial and learned that the opposing party intended to contest the matter. [He] became irate. He threw a cup of coffee accross the courtroom, cursed loudly, and then left the courtroom. As he went down the stairs toward the lobby, [he] pulled a handrail from the stairwell causing damage to the courthouse.

He was charged with vandalism and sentenced to 11 months, 29 days in jail, with all time suspended and unsupervised probation. He must continue mental health counseling as part of the disciplinary probation. (Mike Frisch)

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