TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 19, 2018
The Supreme Court of Tennessee disbarred Andy Lamar Allman from the practice of law today and ordered him to pay restitution in the amount of $320,050 and costs of the disciplinary proceeding. A petition for discipline was filed against Allman consisting of 79 separate complaints from individual clients. The hearing panel found that Allman knowingly, intentionally and systematically failed to provide the substantive professional services for which he was retained, misappropriated unearned retainer fees provided by those clients and converted the funds to his personal or business use, and misled clients regarding the status of their cases and the filing of pleadings. The panel further found 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.