The Board of Professional Responsibility temporarily suspended Murfreesboro attorney Robert John Foy's professional lawyer's license July 3rd after findings that Mr. Foy misappropriated funds of a client and poses a threat of substantial harm to the public. The statement issued by the board reads : Section 12.3 of Supreme Court Rule 9 provides for the immediate summary suspension of an attorney's license to practice law in cases of an attorney's misappropriation of a client's funds.
Mr. Foy is immediately precluded from accepting any new cases, and he must cease representing existing clients by August 2, 2019. After August 2, 2019, Mr. Foy shall not use any indicia of lawyer, legal assistant, or law clerk nor maintain a presence where the practice of law is conducted.
Mr. Foy must notify all clients being represented in pending matters, as well as co-counsel and opposing counsel of the Supreme Court's Order suspending his law license. Mr. Foy is required to deliver to all clients any papers or property to which they are entitled.
Mr. Foy must comply with the requirements of Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9, Sections 28 and 12.3(d), regarding the obligations and responsibilities of temporarily suspended attorneys and the procedure for reinstatement.
This suspension remains in effect until dissolution or modification by the Supreme Court. Mr. Foy may for good cause request dissolution or modification of the suspension by petition to the Supreme Court.