On Monday, January 22, 2024, the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility announced that Attorney Rebecca Carole Griffey, an attorney licensed to practice law in Tennessee, has been publicly censured.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Rebecca Carole Griffey.”

The charges cited Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct 8.2(a)(3), 8.2(b), and 8.4(c)(d).

According to details released by the Board of Professional Responsibility, Griffey applied for a Chancellor position with the Tennessee Trial Court Vacancy Commission on May 29, 2019. However, Griffey failed to disclose responsive information to questions on the application.

By not providing full disclosure, Griffey violated the Rules of Professional Conduct concerning knowingly making false statements about a judicial candidate’s qualifications, violating the Code of Judicial Conduct as a candidate for judicial office, and other misconduct.

As a result of these violations, Griffey received a public censure from the Board of Professional Responsibility. A public censure is a formal reprimand but does not restrict an attorney’s ability to practice law.

According to the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility, Ms. Griffey attended the University of Memphis – Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. She acquired her law license in Tennessee in 2000.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.