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