Hamilton County attorney Philip Rubin Strang received a Public Censure on Monday, from the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Tennessee Supreme Court.
Mr. Strang paid a personal expense from funds in his trust account resulting in an overdraft. Later, he issued a check to his client for funds collected for his client, but there were insufficient funds in the trust account.
By these acts, Mr. Strang has violated Rule of Professional Conduct 1.15 (safekeeping funds).
A Public Censure is a rebuke and warning to the attorney, but it does not affect the attorney’s ability to practice law.