On Monday, May 8, 2023, the Board of Professional Responsibility publicly censured attorney Robert Sadler Bailey, Jr. for his failure to comply with his obligation of safeguarding disputed funds.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Robert Sadler Bailey, Jr.” with case no. 57144-9-KB.

A complaint was formally lodged against the respondent, raising allegations regarding his behavior and actions. In particular, the court discovered that the respondent failed to comply with his obligation of safeguarding disputed funds by not placing them in a designated trust account while acting as a representative for a client.

Consequently, the court concluded that the respondent had violated Rule 1.15(e) of the Rules of Professional Conduct, which outlines the ethical standards expected of legal professionals in managing and handling client funds.

The Disposition states:

“By these acts, Mr. Bailey has violated Rule of Professional Conduct I .15(e) (safeguarding property and funds) and is hereby Publicly Censured for this violation.”

As of today, Ms. Bailey attended the Southern University Law Center. He practices in Memphis, Tennessee. He is licensed in Tennessee. His info can be found on lawyer.com.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.