Lawyer to remain disbarred for now

Published 3:50 pm Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Disbarred Jackson lawyer James McIntyre won’t be allowed to practice law while the state Supreme Court decides on his appeal.

The state high court denied McIntyre’s motion last week to continue his 40-year law career.

The 75-year-old McIntyre said he wasn’t surprised by the decision.

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The state Supreme Court has not set a date to rule on McIntyre’s appeal.

Lawyers generally keep their clients’ funds in lawyer trust accounts, which are separate from their business accounts.

The tribunal concluded McIntyre took funds from seven clients from 2001 through 2004.

McIntyre admits some funds were commingled but said none of his clients “lost a penny.”