The Tennessee Supreme Court upheld an attorney’s one-year suspension after a disciplinary investigation revealed his previous dishonest testimony and omission of details about his financial situation in an effort to decrease his child support payments.

On April 29, the high court affirmed a hearing panel for the Board of Professional Responsibility’s findings—later upheld by a trial judge—that Davidson County and Nashville attorney Tyree Bryson Harris’ “carefully crafted” testimony represented a violation of Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct 8.4(c) regarding dishonesty and fraud. Harris’ otherwise unblemished record over his 40-year legal career kept him from disbarment, according to the board.

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