On Friday, October 13, 2023, the Supreme Court of Tennessee temporarily suspended attorney Christopher Shawn Roberts from practicing law due to his failure to comply with the Tennessee Lawyer Assistance Program. Roberts was given until November 12, 2023, to cease representing existing clients and to remove any indicia of his law practice.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Christopher Shawn Roberts,”

Roberts must notify all clients, co-counsel, and opposing counsel of the suspension and deliver any papers or property to which they are entitled. He must also comply with the requirements of Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9, Sections 28 and 12.3(d), regarding the obligations and responsibilities of temporarily suspended attorneys and the procedure for reinstatement.

The suspension will remain in effect until dissolution or modification by the Supreme Court. Roberts may request dissolution or modification of the suspension by petitioning the Supreme Court for good cause.

This action is a result of the Supreme Court’s efforts to ensure that attorneys in Tennessee comply with the rules of professional conduct and maintain the highest standards of ethical behavior.

The Disposition states:

“On October 13, 2023, the Supreme Court of Tennessee temporarily suspended Christopher Shawn Roberts from the practice of law upon finding that Mr. Roberts failed to substantially comply with the Tennessee Lawyer Assistance Program.”

According to avvo.com, Mr.Roberts is a juvenile law attorney in Rockwood, Tennessee. He attended the Lincoln Memorial University – Duncan School of Law, graduating in 2013. He acquired his law license in Tennessee in 2014.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.