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Office alleges he continued to practice in USPTO while suspended in MN

Suspended Wayzata lawyer in trouble with OLPR

The Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility has filed a petition for discipline with the Minnesota Supreme Court against Wayzata lawyer Hugh D. Jaeger.

Jaeger was admitted to practice in Minnesota in 1977 and suspended from the practice in 2011 by the Supreme Court for neglecting his clients, signing documents without consent and failure to return client files. As part of the discipline, he agreed to retire from practice.

However, the petition alleges that as part of his suspension he was required to notify his clients in writing of his suspension and provide copies of the letters to the OLPR. He did not provide copies of those letters.

He was also registered to practice in front of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, but the OLPR alleges he did not notify that office of his suspension in Minnesota. During his suspension he filed a number of patent applications as the attorney of record and is therefore guilty of unauthorized practice of law.

He was further accused of not cooperating with the ethics investigation conducted by the OLPR. The office cites several examples of times it tried to either contact him or collect information and he failed to respond to the communications.


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