On Friday, February 2, 2024, the Supreme Court of Tennessee at Nashville issued an order transferring attorney Carol Anne Mutter to disability inactive status.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Carol Anne Mutter,” with case no. M2024-00168-SC-BAR-BP.

The order came upon a petition by the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility under Rule 9 Section 27.3 of the Supreme Court rules. In its order, the Court said it considered documentation from Ms. Mutter and her medical provider and determined she is currently incapacitated from continuing the practice of law.

As a result of the order, Ms. Mutter’s law license will be transferred to disability inactive status indefinitely until further order from the Supreme Court. In this status, she must abide by Rule 9, particularly regarding the responsibilities of attorneys in this situation as outlined in Section 28. The order also allows her to eventually petition for reinstatement to active status under Section 27.7.

Additionally, the Board must publicly publish notice of the transfer as required under Sections 27.5 and 28.11. However, according to Section 32.4, documents related to Ms. Mutter’s disability proceeding beyond this order will remain confidential and not public records.

The Disposition states:

“IT IS, THEREFORE, CONSIDERED, ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED BY THE COURT THAT: The law license of Carol Anne Mutter shall be transferred to disability inactive status for an indefinite period of time and until further Order of the Supreme Court.”

According to avvo.com, Ms. Mutter is a healthcare attorney in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee. She attended the Georgetown University – Georgetown Law. She acquired her law license in Tennessee in 1994.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.