Madison Co. lawyer disbarred from practicing law

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. — A local lawyer has been disbarred from practicing law by the Tennessee Supreme Court, according to a release from the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee.

court-courtroom-gavel.jpgMarshall Scott Smith has been disbarred as of Nov. 18 and must make restitution to his former clients, according to the release. He also must pay the board’s costs and expenses as well as court costs.

Smith is not eligible for reinstatement to practice law because this is his second disbarment as he was previously disbarred and reinstated, according to the release.

Smith reportedly failed to deposit settlement funds into his trust account, misappropriated funds from clients, accepted fees for which little or no work was done, and failed to adequately communicate with his clients, among other misconduct.

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