Wednesday, March 6, 2013
An attorney was disbarred today by the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Although the attorney was found (by default) to have engaged in client - related misconduct and failed to cooperate in the disciplinary process, the "most serious" violation was his criminal conviction for first degree felony assault on his roommate.
The roommate was seriously injured in the assault.
The court noted that the attorney had claimed to be in treatment but failed to establish a basis for mitigation of the sanction.
CBS Minnesota reported that the Christmas Day 2010 assault led to a prison sentence of six years and three months. (Mike Frisch)