Friday, April 19, 2024

Don't Tell Mother

A public censure has been imposed by the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility

Mr. Chamness represented a plaintiff asserting employment discrimination in a case filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. Over the course of 11 months, Mr. Chamness made at least four false statements to opposing counsel about personal circumstances for which he needed extensions of time. In the last instance, Mr. Chamness asked to reschedule depositions because his mother had died, and he prepared a draft “Motion for Extension of Discovery Deadline” in which he stated he needed the extension because his mother had died. Mr. Chamness sent this motion to opposing counsel for approval. Opposing counsel hired a private investigator who discovered that Mr. Chamness’s mother had not died. Mr. Chamness then admitted his conduct to opposing counsel.

(Mike Frisch)

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