William Lawrence McKinney of Tennessee disbarred for four counts of misconduct Friday, September 1, 2017 Categories: Attorney Discipline, Disbarments William Lawrence McKinney [#66803], 69, of Bolivar, Tennessee, was disbarred July 23, 2017, and ordered to notify his clients of the discipline and perform other obligations under rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. He was charged with four counts of misconduct in a client matter and failing to follow a court order. McKinney failed to participate in State Bar Court proceedings and his default was entered. He failed to release to a client the client’s file following termination of his employment. He failed to respond to reasonable status inquiries made by his client. He failed to inform his client, following the client’s criminal trial, that he had lost the client’s file. He also did not file a rule 9.20 declaration in connection with a prior suspension. McKinney had three prior records of discipline.