Thomas F. Mabry v. Board of Professional Responsibility

Thomas F. Mabry v. Board of Professional Responsibility
E2018-00204-SC-R3-BP

Respondent attorney filed a notice with this Court that he was unable to respond to or defend against a disciplinary complaint because he suffered from a disability by reason of a mental illness. Following a formal hearing, a hearing panel concluded that the respondent attorney was not incapacitated from responding to or defending against the complaint against him. Upon its review, the chancery court reached the same conclusion as the hearing panel. The respondent attorney has now filed a direct appeal to this Court. We agree with the hearing panel and chancery court that the attorney has not shown by a preponderance of the evidence that he lacked the capacity, by reason of mental illness, to respond to or defend against his disciplinary complaint.  

Authoring Judge: 
Justice Roger A. Page
Originating Judge: 
Senior Judge Robert E. Lee Davies
Date Filed: 
Tuesday, December 4, 2018