Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Stayed Disbarment In Jeopardy

The Minnesota Supreme Court has ordered the temporary suspension of an attorney subject to a stayed order of disbarment

Respondent Daniel Martin Lieber is an attorney who we previously disbarred, In re Lieber, 699 N.W.2d 722, 722 (Minn. 2005) (order), and later reinstated to the practice of law, In re Lieber, 834 N.W.2d 200, 210 (Minn. 2013). After being reinstated, Lieber committed professional misconduct. In re Lieber, 939 N.W.2d 284, 287 (Minn. 2020). In light of substantial mitigating circumstances, we determined that the appropriate discipline was a stayed disbarment. Id. When imposing this discipline, we expressly stated that:

If the Director becomes aware of any allegation or information that respondent has committed any unprofessional conduct or failed to comply with the terms of his stayed disbarment, the Director may immediately file a petition asking that respondent be temporarily suspended pending the completion of an investigation by the Director and resolution of a petition for disciplinary action. Id. at 298.

The Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility has now filed a petition for disciplinary action and a supplementary petition for disciplinary action alleging that Lieber has committed professional misconduct warranting public discipline. The Director has also filed a motion to temporarily suspend Lieber pending resolution of the September 1, 2020 disciplinary proceedings in this matter. Lieber does not object to the motion for a temporary suspension.

(Mike Frisch)

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