The Georgia Supreme Court has suspended Atlanta attorney Eric C. Lang from practicing law for one year.
Lang had defended a doctor in a case where the doctor had to pay a $100,000 settlement by November 2011. The doctor paid in full by August 2011 but Lang, whose firm was having financial trouble, dipped into his trust account to use his client’s funds to pay other bills and then covered it up until he finally admitted he had misappropriated the money. Lang expressed remorse and has paid back the money in full, the ruling said.
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