High profile Knoxville attorney suspended from practicing law

High profile Knoxville attorney suspended from practicing law

Bruce Poston Bruce Poston

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A high profile attorney in Knoxville is temporarily suspended from practicing law by the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee.

The board said Bruce Poston failed to respond within 10 days regarding a complaint of misconduct from a client who claimed he wanted to meet with Poston more. 

Poston told 6 News Friday the complaint was during a time when he had an injured back and he forgot to respond in time. He called it an "honest mistake."

Members ruled Poston cannot accept any new cases and he must stop representing existing clients by October 22.

The board also says Poston must notify all clients being represented as well as co-counsel of the Supreme Court's order suspending his law licence.  

Poston says he'll write an explanation to the board.

Poston has taken part in several high profile cases including the trial of Eric McLean, who admitted to killing his wife's teenage lover and was convicted of reckless homicide.

Poston was also the attorney for former Vol football player Nu'Keese Richardson, who pleaded guilty in an attempted armed robbery case.

Plus, Poston was one of the attorneys for Christian-Newsom murders convict Letalvis Cobbins for a time.

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