Court Upholds Knoxville Attorney’s 6-Month Suspension

The Tennessee Supreme Court unanimously upheld the six-month suspension of Knoxville attorney Roger D. Hyman in an opinion released today. In 2010, the Board of Professional Responsibility (BPR) filed a petition for discipline against Hyman based on complaints that he communicated with a person who he knew was represented by counsel, threatened a litigant, filed a lien against a litigant that was later declared void, failed to appear at a hearing and failed to timely pay sanctions. In 2011, a hearing panel found that Hyman showed a “complete disregard for the Rules” and imposed the suspension. Hyman appealed to the Knox County Circuit Court and to the Supreme Court, which both upheld the hearing panel’s decision.

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