On July 19, 2012, Thomas Andre Davidson, an attorney licensed to practice law in Tennessee, recieved a Public Censure from the Board of Professional responsibility of the Tennessee Supreme Court.
In the representation of an estate client, Mr. Davidson failed to review a prenuptial agreement which later significantly impacted the estate. After the client died, Mr. Davidson tore up the third codicil to the will but kept a copy. He submitted the will and first two codicils to probate without informing the court of the third codicil. He informed his client’s wife that the third codicil had been revoked. He attended a hearing on the estate and did not inform the court of the third codicil. Mr. Davidson later produced the copy of the codicil to the Court and all parties.
By the aforementioned acts, Thomas Andre Davidson has violated rules in effect at the time of his actions, Disciplinary Rules 1-102 (Misrepresentation), 6-101 (Competence), 7-101 (Diligence), 7-102 (False Statement of Fact), and 7-106 (Violation of Rule of Procedure) and is hereby Publicity Censured for this violation.
A Public Censure is a rebuke and warning to the attorney, but it does not affect the attorney’s ability to practice law.