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Roane County lawyer suspended
January 11, 2022

ROANE COUNTY - Effective January 10, 2022, the Supreme Court of Tennessee suspended Melanie A. Campbell-Brown from the practice of law for one (1) year with sixty (60) days served as an active suspension pursuant to Tenn. Sup. Ct. R. 9, § 12.2, and the remainder to be served on probation, conditioned upon Ms. Campbell-Brown incurring no new complaints of misconduct which result in the Board recommending discipline be imposed.

A Petition containing one complaint was filed against Ms. Campbell-Brown on November 12, 2020. Ms. Campbell-Brown entered a conditional guilty plea admitting she accepted a fee to represent her client in a quiet title action; failed to file the Complaint; failed to provide legal services in a diligent manner and expedite her client’s litigation; failed to reasonably communicate with her client regarding the status of the case; and mislead her client regarding the filing of the complaint in violation of Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct (RPC) 1.3 (diligence); 1.4 (communication); and 8.4(a), (c), and (d) (misconduct).

Ms. Campbell-Brown must comply with the requirements of Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9, §§ 28 and 30.4 regarding the obligations and responsibilities of suspended attorneys and the procedure for reinstatement.

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