You should not expect to receive in the disciplinary proceeding any money
damages or reimbursement of loss. You may be entitled to file a claim for
reimbursement of a portion of losses occurred on or after July 1, 1991, caused
by dishonest conduct. Inquiry should be directed to:
Lawyer’ Fund for Client Protection
221 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37219
You should not expect to receive any individual legal advice or services from
the Board or from the Office of Disciplinary Counsel other than an inquiry and
prosecution of your complaint if the facts warrant. Filing a complaint with the
Board will not preserve your legal rights nor stop the statute of limitations
from running in a legal malpractice or other legal action. You should pursue
independent legal action and seek independent advice and counsel concerning
your legal matter.
In certain cases you should not expect receive a detailed explanation of the
discipline imposed upon the lawyer. In those cases in which the Supreme Court
imposes public discipline (disbarment, suspension, or public censure) you will
be informed of the discipline imposed. In those cases in which nonpublic
discipline is imposed (informal admonition or private reprimand) you will
simply be informed that appropriate discipline has been imposed. These
nonpublic disciplines are reserved for cases of mild infractions by the lawyer.
Finally if after our investigation is completed, it is determined that the
lawyer has not violated the Code of Professional Responsibility, you'll also be
informed of our determination.