Chattanooga Lawyer Suspended

H. Owen Maddux of Chattanooga was suspended on Aug. 9 for nine months for allegedly committing ethical misconduct in his representation of plaintiffs in a civil action regarding a business dispute. In an effort to collect money due to the company, Maddux sent letters to customers demanding that payment be made directly to him and that he would deposit the funds with the court pending a resolution, however he instead gave the money to his client. Further, Maddux did not notify the opposing party that the funds had been collected until after he made the distribution to his client and a motion had been filed seeking payment of the funds into the court. Download the BPR notice.

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