On Tuesday, October 17, 2023, the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee issued a public censure against attorney S. Brad Dozier for lack of diligence, failure to adequately communicate with a client, and failure to terminate representation.

The case is titled “In the Matter of S. Brad Dozier,” with case no. 70592-6-DN.

The charges cited Dozier’s violation of Tennesse Rules of Professional Conduct 1.3 (diligence), 1.4 (communication), and 1.16(a)(duties upon discharge).

According to the censure, Dozier represented a client in probating an estate and reopening a recently concluded probate proceeding. However, he delayed taking the proper action in both matters and failed to respond to his client’s communications. Additionally, in the probate proceeding where Dozier filed a petition to reopen the estate, he failed to seek leave of court to withdraw after being discharged by his client.

Based on these acts, the Board publicly censured Dozier for his violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct as charged.

Mr. Dozier’s LinkedIn profile indicates that he practices in the Greater Nashville Area, Tennessee with primary areas of focus in estate planning and business succession planning. He attended Nashville School of Law, graduating in 2005. Dozier acquired his law license in Tennessee in 2006.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.