Tippah County News

Ripley attorney suspended by Supreme Court, ordered to return money to clients

A Tippah County attorney was suspended from practicing law by a complaint tribunal in front of the Mississippi Supreme Court and at least one client claims he owes them money as a result.

Ripley attorney Daniel Mahan was suspended from practicing law for a period of 18 months beginning June 2019 stemming from a case where he admitted to forging a signature. As a result, according to the order, along with not being able to practice law, “Mr. Mahan shall notify each of his clients in writing of his suspension, inform
each client of his consequent inability to act as an attorney, and advise eath client to
promptly substitute another attorney or seek legal advice elsewhere . At the request of
any client, Mr. Mahan shall promptly return all files papers, money, or other property
in his possession belonging to his clients.”

At least one former client who reached out to us, Brittany Wrenn, says that she spoke with Mr. Mahan as recently as July 18th and that he didn’t mention the suspension and claimed to still be working on her case, a direct violation of the order from June of this year, which states, “The Complaint Tribunal further orders Mr. Mahan to file an affidavit with the
Supreme Court of Mississippi stating that he has notified in writing all clients of his
suspension and his consequent inability to· a.ct as an attorney. The affidavit shall further
state that he rerurned all files, papers, money, or other property in his possession
belonging to clients requesting the ·same consistent with this Opinion and Judgment.
In the event he was unable to notify such clien1s or return their files, papers, money, or
other property, he shall state that due dilligence was used to do so. Mr. Mahan shall
submit such affidavit within thirty (30) days of the date of this Opinion and Judgment and
send a copy of the affidavit to The Mississippi Bar.”

According to Wrenn, she has requested her property back from Mr. Mahan with no response since she was informed of his suspension.

Calls to Mahan Law Office PLLC were placed with no answer.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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