Duluth Attorney Placed on 2 Years Probation for Professional Misconduct

By KBJR News 1

Duluth Attorney Placed on 2 Years Probation for Professional Misconduct

September 9, 2013 Updated Sep 9, 2013 at 2:14 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- A Duluth lawyer has been publicly reprimanded and placed on 2 years probation on allegations of professional misconduct.

The Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility filed a petition for disciplinary action against Brian Campbell Fischer.

The petition alleges that Fischer committed professional misconduct, namely failure to supervise a suspended attorney and assisting a suspended attorney in the unauthorized practice of law, failure to provide the Director with timely notice of employment of a suspended attorney, using misleading advertising and law firm signage and letter head, neglect and non-communication with two clients, failure to comply with a court order, failure to return client files, failure to expedite litigation and non-cooperation in disciplinary investigations.

Officials say Fischer has waived his procedural rights and has admitted to the allegations. Fischer also provided evidence of a history of metal illness that predated the misconduct, extreme personal stress and that he had dissociated from the suspended attorney.

The Minnesota Supreme Court released their decision today that Fischer be publicly reprimanded and placed on probation for 2 years with conditions.

Fischer will also have to pay $900 in costs.

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