The Supreme Court of Tennessee on Friday entered an order suspending Glen Roy Fagan from the practice of law for a period of six years, with five years active suspension and the remainder on probation pursuant to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9 Section 12.2.
Mr. Fagan was further ordered to engage the services of a practice monitor, complete six additional continuing legal ethics hours and reimburse the Board for all costs in the disciplinary proceeding.
A hearing panel found Mr. Fagan, a Georgia lawyer employed as in-house counsel in Tennessee, created a fictitious complaint; a fictitious settlement; and authorized the transfer of funds from his employer to himself under the company’s mistaken belief the company was settling the complainant.
Mr. Fagan violated Rules of Professional Conduct 4.1 and 8.4(b), (c), and (d). The Panel also found that Mr. Fagan falsified a second complaint and authorized the transfer of money from his employer to himself. The hearing panel found both aggravating and mitigating factors in the case.
Mr. Fagan must comply with the requirements of Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9, Section 30, regarding the obligations and responsibilities of suspended attorneys and may not return to the active practice of law in Tennessee until further order of the Supreme Court.