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Campbell County lawyer temporarily suspended
September 25, 2022

CAMPBELL COUNTY -- On September 23, 2022, the Supreme Court of Tennessee temporarily suspended Eric John Montierth from the practice of law upon finding that Mr. Montierth failed to respond to the Board of Professional Responsibility concerning three (3) complaints of professional misconduct. Section 12.3 of Supreme Court Rule 9 provides for the immediate suspension of an attorney’s license to practice law in cases of an attorney’s misappropriation of funds, failure to respond to a complaint of misconduct, failure to substantially comply with a Tennessee Lawyer Assistance Program monitoring agreement or otherwise posing a threat of substantial harm to the public.

Mr. Montierth is immediately precluded from accepting any new cases, and he must cease representing existing clients by October 23, 2022. After October 23, 2022, Mr. Montierth shall not use any indicia of lawyer, legal assistant, or law clerk nor maintain a presence wherein the practice of law is conducted. Mr. Montierth must notify all clients being represented in pending matters, as well as co-counsel and opposing counsel, of the Supreme Court’s Order suspending his law license, and is required to deliver to all clients any papers or property to which they are entitled.

Mr. Montierth must comply with the requirements of Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9, Sections 28 and 12.3(d), regarding the obligations and responsibilities of temporarily suspended attorneys and the procedure for reinstatement.

This suspension remains in effect until dissolution or modification by the Supreme Court. Mr. Montierth may, for good cause, request dissolution or modification of the suspension by petition to the Supreme Court.

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