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Knox County lawyer temporarily suspended
Published May 20, 2023; 10:29 a.m.

KNOX COUNTY -- On May 19, 2023, the Supreme Court of Tennessee temporarily suspended Jonathan William Doolan from the practice of law upon finding that Mr. Doolan failed to respond to the Board of Professional Responsibility concerning two (2) complaints of misconduct.

Section 12.3 of Supreme Court Rule 9 provides for the immediate summary suspension of an attorney’s license to practice law in cases of an attorney’s failure to respond to a complaint of misconduct.

Mr. Doolan is immediately precluded from accepting any new cases, and he must cease representing existing clients by June 18, 2023. After June 18, 2023, Mr. Doolan shall not use any indicia of lawyer, legal assistant, or law clerk, nor maintain a presence wherein the practice of law is conducted. Mr. Doolan must notify all clients being represented in pending matters, as well as co-counsel and opposing counsel, of the Supreme Court’s Order suspending his law license and is required to deliver to all clients any papers or property to which they are entitled.

Mr. Doolan must comply with the requirements of Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9, Sections 28 and 12.3(d), regarding the obligations and responsibilities of temporarily suspended attorneys and the procedure for reinstatement.

This temporary suspension remains in effect until dissolution or modification by the Supreme Court. Mr. Doolan may, for good cause, request dissolution or modification of the temporary suspension by petition to the Supreme Court.


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