The Minnesota Supreme Court has reinstated one attorney and dismissed the reinstatement petition of another.
William Thomas Anderson was suspended in February for nonpayment of child support. After Anderson filed an affidavit with the court demonstrating a payment plan with Dakota County, the court reinstated him to the practice of law.
A petition filed by Alan J. Albrecht, however, has been dismissed. Albrecht was disbarred in April after a referee concluded that he had committed the misconduct alleged in disciplinary petitions. The director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility had argued that Albrecht’s petition for reinstatement was moot and premature.
Albrecht has been accused of several ethical violations, including having sex with a client, providing legal advice while suspended from practice, accepting payment for that advice, lying to the director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility and failing to cooperate with the investigation into allegations of his wrongdoing. Prior to his disbarment he was disciplined 13 times between 1993 and 2011, resulting in three supervised probations, three suspensions and one public reprimand.