Tennessee Supreme Court disbars Memphis lawyer

By Published: May 28, 2019 12:29 AM CT

The Tennessee Supreme Court has disbarred Memphis attorney Paul James Springer. The court’s Board of Professional Responsibility, which supervises attorney ethics, announced the disbarment Friday, saying Springer violated nine rules of professional conduct.

The board’s hearing panel voted last October to disbar Springer following numerous complaints from clients dating back several years. Springer also was ordered to repay six former clients. He appealed the ruling but then failed to meet the deadline to file a brief supporting his appeal.

Springer, who was licensed in 2001, had faced previous disciplinary actions that included a public censure in 2006 and a suspension in 2016.

In February, Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich indicted Springer on felony counts of forgery and theft involving his handling a client’s $185,000 settlement check.


Tennessee Supreme Court Board of Professional Responsibility Paul James Springer

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