TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Oct 9, 2018
The Supreme Court of Tennessee on Oct. 2 disbarred Paul James Springer of Shelby County from the practice of law and ordered him to pay restitution to clients totaling $21,855. A petition for discipline consisting of four complaints was filed Feb. 14, 2017, and a supplemental petition consisting of seven complaints was filed Aug. 14, 2017. After a hearing upon the disciplinary petitions, a hearing panel determined Springer failed to reasonably communicate with his clients, failed to attend scheduled meetings, failed to notify clients of court dates, failed to respond to motions, discovery requests, and show cause orders, continued to practice law after suspension of his license, failed to notify clients of his suspension, failed to withdraw as attorney of record, failed to refund unearned retainers, failed to provide substantive professional services to his clients, failed to file suit in a timely manner, and made material misrepresentations to clients regarding the status of their case.