TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Feb 4, 2016

The Tennessee Supreme Court today decided to increase the punishment recommended for Robert Vogel, a Knoxville attorney who engaged in sexual misconduct involving a client that he was appointed to represent in a criminal matter. Vogel also revealed confidential information of another client to a judge in a different matter. He initially received a one-year suspension of his law license, with 30 days to be served on active suspension. The court concluded that Vogel’s conduct represents “a serious violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct and warrants a one-year active suspension.” Read the unanimous opinion in In re: Robert Lee Vogel, authored by Justice Jeffrey S. Bivins.