May 3, 2011
Ghostwriting For Relative Results In Censure
An Alabama attorney whose Tennessee license was inactive was publicly censured by the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility.
The web page summary of the case reports that the attorney assiste a relative in a will contest action, volunteering to draft pleadings for a legal services lawyer if that lawyer would represent the relative. He later prepared pleadings that the relative filed, purportedly as a pro se litigant. The attorney sent two ex parte letters to the judge, "made reckless and threatening statements questioning the integrity of the presiding judge, and refused to adequately respond to Disciplinary Counsel during the disciplinary investigation. " (Mike Frisch)
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