On Thursday, March 30, 2023, the Disciplinary District V of the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee ruled on charges of attorney discipline against Nashville attorney Melissa June Anderson.

The case is entitled “In Re: Melissa June Anderson” with case #72220-5-MB.

The charges cited Rules of Professional Conduct 1.16 (declining or terminating representation), and 5.1 (responsibilities of partner, managers, and supervisory lawyers).

The rules of professional conduct can be found on the Tennessee State Courts website.

According to the Information released by the Board of Professional Responsibility on March 31, 2023, Anderson did not take the necessary steps to ensure that the firm had policies in place that would have provided a reasonable level of assurance that all of the firm’s attorneys complied with the Rules of Professional Conduct. Ms. Anderson was aware of the behavior at a time when its effects could have been reduced or avoided, but she did not take the necessary training and oversight. She also failed to take reasonable steps to protect the client’s interests in withdrawing from a representation.

By these acts, the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility concluded that Anderson violated the above-cited rules and publicly censured her for these violations.

Ms. Melissa June Anderson maintains her law practice in Nashville. She attended the University of Memphis – Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. She has been licensed in Tennessee in 2005. Her info can be found on the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility website.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.