Wednesday, October 11, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney for the second time formisappropriation.
Clarksville Now reported
Montgomery County attorney Carrie Gasaway has been disbarred from the practice of law by the Tennessee Supreme Court, effective October 9, 2017.
According to a news release, she will be required to pay restitution and the costs of the disciplinary proceeding.
Gasaway was previously disbarred by order in October of 2015, which remains in effect.
A petition for discipline was filed in November 2016, which contained three complaints alleging misappropriation of funds from trust, lack of diligent representation and charging of an unreasonable fee. A petition for final discipline was filed in December 2016 based on Gasaway’s criminal conviction for felony theft over $10,000. Following that conviction, the Tennessee Supreme Court suspended Gasaway from the practice of law in September 2016.
Gasaway has been ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $57,899.45 to four former clients.
Gasaway and attorney Fletcher Long were convicted in May of trying to extort money from Michelle Langlois, who had hired them to attend the reading of her father’s will in October 2010. They both gave up their law licenses.
They were each sentenced to two years in prison, which was suspended to four years of probation.