TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Aug 16, 2016

Nashville personal injury lawyer John L. Lowery will stay in jail until late October and then serve 10 years on probation for stealing more than $330,000 from his clients, the Tennessean reports. Prosecutors also said Lowery settled nine cases without his clients’ knowledge or consent, signed their names to settlement checks without their permission, misappropriated settlement funds, and made them think their cases were progressing. In imposing the sentence, Criminal Court Judge Steve Dozier said Lowery’s “deceit strikes at the very heart of our legal system, a system wherein a lawyer should be a guiding light steering clients through the process in pursuit of justice rather than a dark force deceiving those who have rightfully placed in the lawyer their trust..."