The State of Minnesota Supreme Court has suspended attorney Darell G. Carter for mishandling client funds and failing to explain fee details to clients, among other charges. The suspension order was issued on Tuesday, June 6, 2023.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Darell G. Carter,” with case no. A22-1701.

The charges cited Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct 1.3, 1.4(a)(3), 1.4(a)(4), 1.4(b), 1.5(b), 1.15(a), 1.15(c)(3), 1.15(c)(4), 1.15(c)(5), 1.15(h), 1.16(d), 1.18(b), 1.18(c), 3.2, 3.4(c), 3.5(g), 4.1, 4.3(c), 4.4(a), 8.1(a), 8.1(b), 8.4(b), 8.4(c), 8.4(d), 8.4(e).

The petition filed against the respondent outlined numerous allegations, including the use of a fee agreement containing prohibited language, mishandling of client funds, failure to explain fee details to clients, lack of communication, non-compliance with court orders, and engaging in conduct detrimental to the administration of justice. Carter was also accused of making false statements, revealing confidential information without authorization, and representing conflicting interests.

In response to the allegations, the respondent withdrew his answer and unconditionally admitted to all charges. Both parties, recognizing the severity of the violations, jointly recommended the six-month suspension as an appropriate disciplinary measure.

The Minnesota Supreme Court independently reviewed the case and agreed to the recommended suspension.

The Disposition states:

“IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:

1. Respondent Darrell G. Carter is suspended from the practice of law, effective 14 days from the date of this order, with no right to petition for reinstatement for 6 months.”

Mr. Carter practices in Bemidji, Minnesota. She is licensed in Minnesota. His info can be found on avvo.com.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.