On Friday, February 3, 2023, the Disciplinary District IX of the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee ruled on charges of attorney discipline against Memphis attorney David R. Huggins alleging certain acts of misconduct.

The case is entitled “In Re: David R. Huggins” with Case #69106-9-SB.

The charges cited Rules of Professional Conduct 1.3 (diligence), 3.2 (expediting litigation), 3.4 (knowing violation of an obligation under the rules of a tribunal), 5.5(a) (unauthorized practice of law), and 8.4(d) (misconduct).

The rules of professional conduct can be found on the Tennessee State Courts website.

In his representation of a client in a criminal case, Huggins was alleged to have engaged in misconduct by his failure to take proper actions to expedite litigation and failed to follow court rules and orders. Huggins was further alleged to have engaged in the unauthorized practice of law and also failed to comply with directives of the Court.

By these acts, the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility concluded that Mr. Huggins violated the above-cited rules and publicly censured him for these violations.

According to Avvo, Mr. David R. Huggins practices in Memphis, Tennessee. He attended the University of Memphis Law School, graduating in 2005. He has been licensed in Tennessee, as well as in Arkansas and Mississippi.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.