Saturday, June 2, 2012

Alabama Lawyer Suspended

A Dothan attorney recently had his license to practice law suspended after he apparently misappropriated funds from a trust account.

Tony McLain, the general counsel for the Alabama State Bar Association, said the law license for Terry Bullard has been suspended for a period of 91 days, but it won’t become effective until June 1.

McLain said trust accounts are those that lawyers have to maintain for a client’s property or property of a third person.

“He misappropriated funds from a trust account, and that was improper under state bar,” McLain said.

McLain said the suspension came after the state bar association received a complaint. He did not recall when the complaint was made.

“Probably in the top 10 this would be around 6 or 7 of most often violated rules of professional conduct,” McLain said. “It’s not always theft. A lot of it sometimes is a dispute who the money belongs to and for what purpose was that lawyer holding that money.”

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License Suspended for Dothan Attorney


Thelma said...

Does the public know that the IOLTA accounts are recoverable on their claims?

Barbara said...

More and more of these stories are in the news.