On Monday, September 19, 2023, Peter J. Nickitas filed a petition for reinstatement to practice law before the Supreme Court of Minnesota.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of Peter James Nickitas.”
Nickitas was suspended earlier in January 2023. According to a news article published by Minnesota Laywer, the Minnesota Supreme Court imposed a suspension of at least 120 days for Nickitas due to a series of misconducts. These included using profane, abusive, and obscene language when communicating with court staff, making false and disparaging comments about a judge, and attempting to exert improper influence on a judge. The petition for discipline stemmed from Nickitas’s representation of two parties, where he exhibited inappropriate behavior during interactions with court staff. Nickitas has previously been suspended for what was described as “bullying behavior” and has faced admonishments for inappropriate conduct.
He filed for a reinstatement to practice law before the Minnesota Supreme Court. Key points in his petition include the fact that he currently holds a valid license to practice law in Wisconsin and has not represented clients or parties in any pending matters since the suspension. Nickitas has also satisfied a $1,080 judgment of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility and passed the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) in March 2023.
Moreover, he has completed all Minnesota Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirements, paid his dues for Minnesota Lawyers Registration through 2024, and duly notified clients, opposing counsel, and tribunals about his suspension. The decision now lies with the Minnesota Supreme Court, which will consider his petition.
According to avvo.com, Mr. Nickitas is an employment and labor attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He attended the University of Minnesota Law School, graduating in 1990. He acquired his law license in Minnesota in 1991.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.