On Wednesday, September 21, 2022, the Supreme Court of Tennessee, acting on the petition for the temporary suspension of Knoxville attorney Elliott James Schuchardt upon finding that he poses a threat of substantial harm to the public.

The case, titled In Re: Elliott James Schuchardt, was brought by the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee. Case #M2022-01324-SC-BAR-BP.

According to the filing:

“The Petition was authorized by the Chair of the Board of Professional Responsibility and is supported by a certified copy of the Order entered by Hearing Panel and the Affidavit of Andrew B. Campbell.”

Accordingly, based upon the Petition, the certified Order on Petitioner’s Expedited Motion for Sanctions entered by the Panel on September 13, 2022, and the supporting Affidavit of Disciplinary Counsel, the Court finds Elliott James Schuchardt, Respondent, poses a threat of substantial harm to the public.

The Court, in its Order of  Temporary Suspension, ruled for the temporary suspension of Porth.

The dispositive portion of which, reads in part:

“IT IS, THEREFORE, CONSIDERED, ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED BY THE COURT THAT:

Elliott James Schuchardt is hereby temporarily suspended from the practice of law as provided in Tenn. Sup. Ct. R. 9, § 12.3.

Elliott James Schuchardt shall comply with Tenn. Sup. Ct. R. 9 in all respects and particularly as provided in Tenn. Sup. Ct. R. 9, § 28, regarding the responsibilities of suspended attorneys.

Elliott James Schuchardt may make application for dissolution or modification of this Order as provided in Tenn. Sup. Ct. R. 9, § 12.3.

The Board of Professional Responsibility shall cause notice of this suspension of Elliott James Schuchardt to be published as required by Tenn. Sup. Ct. R. 9, § 28.11.”

Accordingly, the Board of Professional Responsibility, in compliance with the Court’s order, published the notice of temporary suspension of Elliot James Schudchardt.

The Notice indicates:

“Mr. Schuchardt is immediately precluded from accepting any new cases and he must cease representing existing clients by October 21, 2022. After October 21, 2022, Mr. Schuchardt shall not use any indicia of lawyer, legal assistant, or law clerk nor maintain a presence where the practice of law is conducted.

Mr. Schuchardt 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 law license and deliver to all clients any papers or property to which they are entitled.”

According to LinkedIn, Mr. Schuchardt attended Columbia Law School, graduating in 1993. Porth practices in Knoxville, Tennessee. He has been licensed in Tennessee, as well as New York, Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, and New Mexico. His info can also be found on lawyer.com here.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.