TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Feb 19, 2018
Robin K. Barry, formerly of Nashville and now of Richmond, Texas, was disbarred from the practice of law by the Tennessee Supreme Court on Friday. Barry received $100,000 of client funds pending the resolution of her client’s lawsuit. A hearing panel found that she knowingly converted over $14,000 of those funds while they were being held in her trust account. In addition, she commingled her personal funds in the trust account in order to replace the funds she converted. While the case was pending, Barry moved to Texas and began practicing law there but failed to tell her client that she had moved. She avoided her client’s efforts to communicate with her, and misled her in an effort to conceal the fact that the balance of the funds that should have remained after the conclusion of the lawsuit was missing from her trust account.