On Tuesday, October 3, 2023, the Supreme Court of Minnesota transferred attorney Richard A. Saliterman to disability inactive status. The decision comes after a referee’s findings revealed clear and convincing evidence of Saliterman’s medical condition that rendered him incapable of competently representing clients.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of Richard A. Saliterman,” with case number A21-0764.
The case against Saliterman involved three counts of alleged misconduct. The first two counts accused Saliterman of committing misconduct, while the third count raised concerns about his capacity to practice law.
The court appointed a referee to conduct an evidentiary hearing and make determinations regarding Saliterman’s disability and his ability to competently represent clients. The referee’s findings revealed clear and convincing evidence that Saliterman had a medical condition that rendered him incapable of competently representing clients. As a result, the referee recommended transferring Saliterman to disability inactive status and staying the disciplinary proceedings against him.
Ultimately, the Director and Saliterman reached a stipulation for transfer to disability inactive status, with both parties jointly recommending this course of action to the court. The court reviewed the stipulation and approved it as a conclusive disposition. Consequently, Richard A. Saliterman is now transferred to disability inactive status, effective immediately, with restrictions on his legal practice during this period.
According to Avvo, Mr. Saliterman is a corporate and incorporation attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He attended Columbia University and graduated in 1971, the following year he acquired his law license in Minnesota.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.