published Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Lawyer suspended for having affair with divorce client

Attorney Lance W. Parr of Athens, Tenn., has been suspended for one year after he had an affair with a woman he was representing in a divorce, a news release says.

Parr also forged a client’s signature to a document, notarized the signature and submitted the document to the court, according to the release from Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee.

He also tried to stop a subpoena for text messages, claiming attorney-client privilege, but that privilege was not applicable in this case, the release said.

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