Madison County attorney suspended after client complaints
JACKSON, Tenn. — A Madison County attorney has been suspended from practicing law after complaints from a client, according to the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility.
Angela Hopson was suspended Thursday, and her suspension is in effect for two years, according to the TBPR.
Thirty days of that suspension will be served as active suspension and the remainder on probation, according to a news release.
Hopson is accused of ethical misconduct connected to her representation of a client in a criminal case, according to the release. After a hearing, the board determined that Hopson had failed to properly communicate with the client, who was in custody, the release says.
The client and his family contacted the court handling the criminal case multiple times with complaints, the release says.
Hopson is required to pay the costs of her disciplinary hearing.