The Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility of the Tennessee Supreme Court publicly censured Cleveland attorney James F. Logan Oct. 16 for attempting to foreclose on a client’s property to recover monies owed him.
A public censure is a rebuke and warning to an attorney. It does not affect Logan’s ability to practice law.
Attempts to contact Logan were unsuccessful.
A press release from the BPR stated Logan’s “actions were adverse to the interest of his client.” Additionally, he discussed his client’s finances with his client’s ex-wife without the client’s consent.
According to the statement, Logan violated rules on confidentiality, the general rule of conflict of interest and prohibited transactions that also fall under the rule of conflict of interest.
The charges are apparently rooted in a 2006 shootout between two brothers, Leon and Rocky Houston, and Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy Bill Jones and a civilian ride-along, Mike Brown. Jones and Brown were killed.