Bemidji attorney suspended by Minnesota’s highest court

A Bemidji attorney’s license was suspended by the Minnesota Supreme Court Tuesday.

According to the disposition, the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility filed a petition for disciplinary action for a pattern of professional misconduct.

Darrell Carter, who’s been practicing for 31 years, failed to deposit unearned client funds in three different matters, represented a client despite a conflict of interest with a prospective client, and failed to comply with court orders, as well as one instance of making a statement implying an ability to influence a government official when he was arrested for driving while impaired.

Carter is suspended from practicing law 14 days from the Tuesday order and can’t petition to get reinstated for six months.

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