Knox County lawyer temporarily suspended
KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) – On February 1, 2017, the Supreme Court of Tennessee temporarily suspended James Douglas Busch from the practice of law upon finding that Mr. Busch poses a threat of substantial harm to the public. Section 12.3 of Supreme Court Rule 9 provides for the immediate summary suspension of an attorney’s license to practice law if an attorney poses a threat of substantial harm to the public.
Mr. Busch is immediately precluded from accepting any new cases, and he must cease representing existing clients by March 3, 2017. After March 3, 2017, Mr. Busch shall not use any indicia of lawyer, legal assistant, or law clerk nor maintain a presence where the practice of law is conducted.
Mr. Busch must notify all clients being represented in pending matters, as well as co-counsel and opposing counsel of the Supreme Court’s Order suspending his law license. Mr. Busch is required to deliver to all clients any papers or property to which they are entitled.
This suspension remains in effect until dissolution or modification by the Supreme Court. Mr. Busch may for good cause request dissolution or modification of the suspension by petition to the Supreme Court.