Robert Tubwell apparently learned about the practice of law while doing a stint in Parchman. He has been honing that skill ever since. He scans the handdown lists on Tuesdays and Thursdays and sends letters to inmates promising to help them pursue their goal of getting out of prison in exchange for money. At one time he had a secretary and a paralegal working for him. EVERYBODY in the Mississippi prison system has heard of him. As far as I know, he’s been plying his trade ever since I graduated from law school in 1987.
Today, the Chancery Court of Desoto County Mississippi issued an order enjoining him from practicing law! The lawsuit was brought by the Mississippi Bar via James Clark. The lawsuit was filed in 2012 and Tubwell filed NUMEROUS pleadings in the case. He even argued that his practicing law was part of his rehabilitation and the Bar needed to provide him an office.
His work has always been execrable. There was testimony by at least one inmate that he hired Tubwell, then asked for his money back. Tubwell filed some piece of crap anyway and signed the client’s name without the client even knowing the thing was filed. He also filed repeated motions to recuse the judge because she was a member of the bar.
I’m informed he plans to appeal. Earlier he filed a petition for interlocutory appeal.
Tubwell was not even trying to hide that he was playing an attorney. If you look at the case of Nick v. State, on the Miss.S.Ct. docket at no. 2009-CT-339, Tubwell is listed as Nick’s attorney.