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Knox County lawyer temporarily suspended
September 15, 2022

KNOX COUNTY -- On September 15, 2022, the Supreme Court of Tennessee temporarily suspended Daniel Forrest Wilkins from the practice of law upon finding that Mr. Wilkins failed to respond to the Board regarding a complaint of misconduct. Section 12.3 of Supreme Court Rule 9 provides for the immediate summary suspension of an attorney’s license to practice law in cases of an attorney’s failure to respond to the Board regarding a complaint of misconduct.

Mr. Wilkins is immediately precluded from accepting any new cases, and he must cease representing existing clients by October 15, 2022. After October 15, 2022, Mr. Wilkins shall not use any indicia of a lawyer, legal assistant, or law clerk nor maintain a presence where the practice of law is conducted.

Mr. Wilkins 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 license to practice law. Mr. Wilkins is required to deliver to all clients any papers or property to which they are entitled.

Mr. Wilkins must comply with the requirements of Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9, §§ 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. Wilkins may, for good cause, request dissolution or modification of the suspension by petition to the Supreme Court.

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