On Tuesday, October 3, 2023, the Tennessee Supreme Court reinstated attorney Samuel Ervin White to the practice of law, effective immediately. White’s reinstatement follows a temporary suspension that was imposed on June 30, 2023, due to allegations of misappropriating funds for personal use and posing a threat of substantial harm to the public.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Samuel Ervin White,”

In August 2023, a three-member panel of the Board of Professional Responsibility conducted a hearing and recommended the dissolution of Samuel Ervin White’s temporary suspension, with certain conditions. The Tennessee Supreme Court accepted the panel’s recommendation and reinstated White provided that he completes the Board’s Trust Account Workshop, engages a Practice Monitor, and maintains contact with the Tennessee Lawyer Assistance Program.

White’s reinstatement is a result of his successful completion of the necessary requirements and conditions for reinstatement, which were outlined in the court’s previous order.

The Disposition states:

“By Order of the Tennessee Supreme Court entered October 3, 2023, Samuel Ervin White was reinstated to the active practice of law.”

According to avvo.com, Mr. White is a family attorney in Kingsport, Tennessee. He acquired his law license in Tennessee in 2011.  

A copy of the original filing can be found here.