On Monday, January 22, 2024, the Supreme Court of Tennessee suspended Memphis attorney Robert Harris Golder from the practice of law for four years with one year served as an active suspension.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Robert Harris Golder,” with case no. M2024-00075-SC-BAR-BP.

According to a release from the Board of Professional Responsibility, Golder acknowledged that his conduct violated numerous Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct in relation to four complaints that were filed against him. The complaints alleged that Golder failed to reasonably communicate with clients, perform necessary work, provide competent representation, protect confidential information, charge reasonable fees, comply with court orders, and expedite litigation.

The Order of Enforcement from the Supreme Court states that Golder entered into a conditional guilty plea regarding the complaints on December 1, 2023. As part of his suspension, Golder will be actively suspended for one year and then serve the remaining three years on probation. Conditions of his probation include engaging a practice monitor and complying with rules regarding suspended attorneys.

Golder is also required to pay $1,730 in expenses and costs associated with the disciplinary actions. He must comply with procedures to seek reinstatement of his law license after the four-year suspension concludes. Notices about Golder’s discipline will also be published per the rules of the Supreme Court.

The Disposition states:

“IT IS, THEREFORE, CONSIDERED, ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED BY THE COURT THAT: (l) Robert Harris Golder is suspended from the practice of law for four (4) years, with one (I) year served as an active suspension pursuant to Tenn. Sup. Ct. R. 9, 12.2, and the remaining time served on probation.”

According to avvo.com, Mr. Golder is a criminal defense attorney in Memphis, Tennessee. He attended the Cornell Law School. He acquired his law license in Tennessee in 2016.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.