TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 13, 2018
The Supreme Court of Tennessee today disbarred Andy Lamar Allman from the practice of law and ordered restitution in the amount of $322,898.85, and costs of the disciplinary proceeding be paid. This is the second order disbarring Allman and is based upon a petition for discipline involving 46 separate disciplinary complaints filed against him, an un-filed supplemental petition for discipline containing nine complaints and two disciplinary complaints under investigation. Allman knowingly and intentionally misappropriated client funds received in the settlement of litigation claims and life insurance proceeds held in trust for a minor child, 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.