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Professional Responsibility Keyed to Sahl
Sallee v. Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility
Citation:469 S.W.3d 18 (Tenn. 2015)
Sallee (Petitioner), an attorney in Tennessee, was suspended from the practice of law for one year for charging an unreasonable fee in a wrongful death case, failing to communicate the rate and basis of the fee to the client, and failing to protect her client’s interests once her client fired her. Specifically, the client alleged that she failed to communicate adequately, withheld items from the client’s files after termination of her representation, and sent the clients’ new attorney emails threatening criminal prosecution of the former clients. Sallee was charged with violating the state’s rules of professional conduct.
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