The Minnesota Supreme Court will hear the discipline case of a well–known Duluth attorney.
The state Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility said this week that attorney Louis Stockman agreed to disciplinary action after facing allegations of several years of mishandling client funds.
The board said the misconduct started in 2006, when Stockman allegedly began co–mingling his own funds with client funds, something the lawyers board called grossly unprofessional.
“At this point Mr. Stockman and our office have reached a stipulation in which Mr. Stockman has admitted all of the allegations against him and we’ve jointly agreed to recommend to the Minnesota Supreme Court that his license be suspended for a minimum of five months,” Martin Cole, director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility, told reporters.
The court is expected to make a final disciplinary decision within the next 30 days.