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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 31, 2018
Effective July 30, the Supreme Court of Tennessee disbarred Sumner County lawyer Andy Lamar Allman from the practice of law and ordered restitution in the amount of $511,386.50 and costs of the disciplinary proceeding be paid. This is the third order disbarring Allman and is based upon three petitions for discipline, including one that involved 74 separate complaints. Allman submitted a conditional guilty plea on June 8, admitting he knowingly and intentionally misappropriated client funds received in the sale of real estate and/or the settlement of litigation claims; knowingly, intentionally and systematically misappropriated unearned retainer fees and converted the funds to his personal or business use; failed to provide the substantive professional services for which he was retained; and misled clients regarding the status of their cases and the filing of pleadings. Allman failed to notify his clients of his temporary suspension, engaged in the unauthorized practice of law, and failed to respond to the board regarding a disciplinary complaint.