Former TV judge Joe Brown banned from practicing law in Tennessee


Joe Brown in a 2014 booking photo. (Photo by Shelby County Sheriff’s Office via Getty Images)

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Former TV judge Joe Brown has been temporarily banned from practicing law in Tennessee, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

The Commercial Appeal reports that the state Supreme Court placed Brown on disability inactive status. Disability inactive status designates that a lawyer is temporarily disabled and unable to practice law.

Production company Celebritunity told the Commercial Appeal Brown is suffering from complications from type 2 diabetes “and the effects of prescribed medication for the condition combined with hypertension and stress.”

Once placed on disability inactive status, lawyers can resume practice when they show the court the disability has been removed.

The TV series “Judge Joe Brown” ran for 15 seasons from 1998 to 2013.

In March 2014, Brown made headlines when he was arrested after becoming disruptive in court during a child support case.

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