Former Athens Lawyer Suspended

Lance W. Parr, formerly of Athens, was suspended on March 23 for one year by the Tennessee Supreme Court. He must also be evaluated by the Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program (TLAP) and comply with all TLAP’s recommendations as a condition to any reinstatement. Among other actions, Parr represented a client in a divorce with whom he was having an affair, and he failed to adequately advise the client of the conflict or obtain a waiver of the conflict. A hearing panel determined that his actions violated Rule 1.7 (conflicts); 3.1 (meritorious claims); 3.3 (candor toward the tribunal); and 8.4 (misconduct). Download the release from the BPR

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