Supreme Court Names Garrett to Chief Disciplinary Counsel Role

Sandy Garrett, a 20-year veteran of the Tennessee Supreme Court Board of Professional Responsibility has been named chief disciplinary counsel of the organization.

“Sandy’s record of service to the legal profession and the public through her work with the BPR makes her uniquely qualified to step into this most important role,” said Chief Justice Gary R. Wade.

In her role as senior litigation counsel, Garrett was responsible for some of the more challenging litigation cases in the office and provided training to BPR attorneys.

“I want to thank the Supreme Court for this exciting opportunity to serve the Board of Professional Responsibility and the Court as the new chief disciplinary counsel,” Garrett said. “This is a chance to continue to further my goals for the organization and continue to do what I love every day.”

One of Garrett’s goals is to ensure that the organization continues to address the concerns of all parties involved the disciplinary process for attorneys.

Garrett has served in various roles with the BPR since 1992. A graduate of the University of Tennessee and Vanderbilt University School of Law, she is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the National Organization of Bar Counsel.

Garrett was selected from a field of 21 applicants. James Vick has been acting chief counsel of the board and will resume his role at the BPR. Nancy Jones had served as the chief disciplinary counsel before stepping down to serve as general counsel at the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance in September.