TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jun 7, 2021

Shelby County lawyer Paul James Springer was permanently disbarred by the Tennessee Supreme Court on Friday. The court also ordered him to pay restitution of $6,247.34 to a client and close his law firm IOLTA account. The court found that Springer misappropriated settlement funds belonging to his client, made material misrepresentations to his client, failed to reasonably communicate with his client, knowingly failed to comply with a court order, engaged in criminal conduct, and engaged in conduct involving dishonesty, deceit, misrepresentations and fraud. His actions were found to violate Rules of Professional Conduct 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.15, 8.1(b) and 8.4(a), (b), (c) and (g).