Coleman v. ARC Automotive, Inc. (PLR1)
ORDER granting 49 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. The Plaintiff is ADMONISHED that she is deemed to be proceeding pro se in the interim. If the Plaintiff intends to secure substitute counsel in this matter, counsel must file a notice of appearance on or before February 17, 2017. Signed by Magistrate Judge C Clifford Shirley, Jr on 1/31/17. (c/m to Plaintiff) (JBR)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE
TERRI Q. COLEMAN,
ARC AUTOMOTIVE, INC.,
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This case is before the undersigned pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636, the Rules of this Court,
and Standing Order 13-02.
Now before the Court is a Motion to Withdraw as Counsel [Doc. 49], filed by Plaintiff’s
counsel Jonathan Doolan on January 24, 2017.
In his motion, Mr. Doolan explains that the Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct
preclude him from providing further representation in this case as Plaintiff’s counsel. Mr. Doolan
states he attempted to obtain the Plaintiff’s informed consent prior to filing the instant motion and
has served a copy of the motion to the Plaintiff’s last known address 14 days prior to filing the
motion with the Court. Mr. Doolan also certifies that the motion to withdraw complies with Local
Rule 83.4(g) governing attorney withdrawal.
Pursuant to Local Rule 83.4(g), an attorney who seeks to withdraw must: (1) request
permission from the Court to withdraw as counsel; (2) include the current mailing address and
telephone number of the client; (3) provide a copy of the motion to the client 14 days prior to filing
unless the client has signed the motion; and (4) certify that the requirements of the rule have been
Because Mr. Doolan has satisfied the local rule’s requirements, the Court finds the Motion
to Withdraw as Counsel [Doc. 49] is well-taken, and it is GRANTED. Mr. Doolan SHALL turn
any relevant documents over to the Plaintiff and advise the Plaintiff of all pertinent dates and
deadlines in this case in writing. Thereafter, Mr. Doolan is RELIEVED of his duties as counsel
in this matter.
The Plaintiff is ADMONISHED that she is deemed to be proceeding pro se in the interim.
If the Plaintiff intends to secure substitute counsel in this matter, counsel must file a notice of
appearance on or before February 17, 2017. Otherwise, the Court will consider the Plaintiff to
be proceeding pro se in this litigation.
The Clerk of Court SHALL enter the Plaintiff’s current mailing address of 1301 Overtone
Lane, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37923, in the docket of this case and mail a copy of this Memorandum
and Order to the Plaintiff.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/ C. Clifford Shirley, Jr.
United States Magistrate Judge
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