Donice Butler case may be settled sans hearing

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By Damon Lawrence

Harriman attorney Donice Butler might not have to face her accusers at a disciplinary hearing next month.
This no-go could have nothing to do with a continuance in the case, either.
On Wednesday, Butler said she is in the process of working to resolve the matter with the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility.
If negotiations go well, she said the hearing won’t be necessary and the case would be over.
Some former clients have accused Butler of wrongdoing.
The board, which oversees the conduct of attorneys, is seeking to have her disciplined over the allegations.
A hearing is scheduled for Nov. 18-21 at the Roane County Courthouse.
“It may be settled with no significant penalty,” said Chris Cawood, Butler’s attorney. “We won’t know until next week.”