On Monday, January 23, 20223, The Disciplinary District of the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee publicly censured attorney David J. Fulton for failure to attach an original signature to the documents submitted in Court.
The case is entitled “In the matter of David J. Fulton” with case no. 70672-3-ES.
The charges cited Rules of Professional Conduct 3.3, 3.4, 8.4(c), and 8.4(d).
The Rules of Professional Conduct can be found here.
The Respondent failed to attach his original signature for the documents he electronically filed for his client. Mr. Fultron represented a client in the filing of a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. He prepared the Petition and accompanying schedules. However, upon the submission of the said documents to the court, the respondent didn’t sign the hard copies. This is in violation of the Local Rules for the Bankruptcy Court that require the attorney to maintain an original signature for any document electronically signed by the client. After discovering his failure to attach his original signatures on the documents, the respondent submitted new filings to the court.
By failing to comply with the aforementioned rules, the Disciplinary District of the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee decided to publicly censure attorney David J. Fulton.
As of today, Mr. Fulton is listed on the website of the law firm Fulton & Glass P.C. as a practicing attorney. His info can be found on martindale.com. David attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, graduating in 1978. He practices in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is licensed in Tennessee.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.