John O. Threadgill v. Board of Professional Responsibility Of The Supreme Court Of Tennessee

John O. Threadgill v. Board of Professional Responsibility Of The Supreme Court Of Tennessee
E2018-01211-SC-R3-BP

After attorney John O. Threadgill was convicted of tax evasion, this Court ordered that the Board of Professional Responsibility (“Board”) initiate proceedings to determine his final discipline. A hearing panel (“Panel”) imposed a final discipline of disbarment. Mr. Threadgill sought review of the Panel’s judgment in the Knox County Chancery Court, and the chancery court affirmed Mr. Threadgill’s disbarment. Pursuant to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9, section 1.3, Mr. Threadgill has appealed the chancery court’s judgment to this Court. In this appeal, he argues: (1) that the Panel and the trial court lacked jurisdiction to impose disbarment; (2) that the judgment was unsupported by substantial and material evidence; and (3) that the judgment is contrary to the intent of the American Bar Association guidelines. Following a thorough review of the record and the applicable legal authorities, we affirm the judgment of the Knox County Chancery Court. 

Authoring Judge: 
Justice Roger A. Page
Originating Judge: 
Chancellor Douglas T. Jenkins
Date Filed: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019