In the latest of a long line of legal troubles, a suspended local attorney has now been sued by the Tennessee Attorney General. The lawsuit, filed by Bob Cooper on behalf of the Division of Consumer Affairs, alleges that, in spite of a suspended law license, Michael H. Sneed has continued to practice law.
In addition to the claims of improper legal practice, the complaint, which NashvillePost.com has been unable to obtain, contains accusations that Sneed “misled consumers about his ability to represent them in legal matters.”
In March, Sneed was given an 18-month suspension by the Tennessee Supreme Court's Board of Professional Responsibility after the Court found him guilty of "neglecting client files, failing to communicate with his clients and failing to keep adequate trust account records."
Following the suspension, Sneed sued the Supreme Court for the second time in under a year asking the District Court to restore his law license while his case is heard. That case remains pending.
In 2006, Sneed was also at the center of controversy over claims that he took advantage of Hispanic clients referred to him by Nolensville Road entrepreneur Carmen Ceja.
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