Chattanooga attorney suspended for misconduct

Chattanooga attorney suspended for misconduct

November 8th, 2016 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

Chattanooga attorney Keith Alan Black's law license has been temporarily suspended because he failed to respond when a misconduct complaint was filed against him.

According to a news release from the Board of Professional Responsibility, the organization that disciplines attorneys, Black may not accept new clients and must give up his existing clients before Dec. 9. The suspension can only be lifted by the Tennessee Supreme Court.

The board release gave no specifics about the nature of the alleged misconduct.

In July 2015, Black was censured by the Board of Professional Responsibility on three allegations: that he didn't file a brief to appeal a criminal court case, then ignored an order from the Court of Appeals and then was found in contempt of court, records show.

In August 2014, Black briefly was suspended for failing to complete mandatory continuing education.