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“I had just retired from the school system and they didn’t give me my retirement incentive. He said I had a good discrimination lawsuit,” Meeks said. Allman asked for $3,000 up front and said next time he would need $1,500. After handing over a total of $4,5000 – money she had to borrow – Meeks says she had trouble reaching Allman and believes little was done on her case. In the fall of 2016, she saw on the news that Allman had been suspended from practicing law. By then, the statute of limitations had ended on her case. Like so many of Allman’s former clients, Meeks filed a formal complaint against the attorney with the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Board of Professional Responsibility. Her complaint is one of 43 new verified complaints against Allman in a Board of Professional Responsibility Petition for Discipline filed Feb. 21. The latest petition is one of six filed against Allman since March 2016 containing more than 195 verified complaints.

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