Bradley County Lawyer Disbarred

The Supreme Court of Tennessee today disbarred Bradley County lawyer Michael John McNulty from the practice of law and ordered him to pay restitution to one client in the amount of $1,125. He must also pay court costs within 90 days. On Jan. 29, a petition for discipline was filed against McNulty over two complaints of ethical misconduct. In the first complaint, McNulty received $1,125 for legal services but provided minimal services and ultimately abandoned the representation of the client. As a result of McNulty’s abandonment, the client was compelled to hire new counsel. In the second complaint, McNulty falsified an email communication related to a client’s matter, sending an email to a medical provider that purported to be sent from an attorney who no longer worked at McNulty’s firm. McNulty did not answer the Petition for Discipline or appear at the final hearing.
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