On Thursday, August 17, 2023, the State of Minnesota Supreme Court suspended attorney Jeremey J. Kaschinske for failing to competently and diligently handle clients’ matters.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Jeremey J. Kaschinske,” and was brought by the Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility with case no. A23-0820.

The charges cited Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct, rules 1.3, 1.4(a)(2)-(3), 1.4(b), 1.6(a), 3.2, 4.1, 8.4(c), and 8.4(d).

According to the order, the Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility filed a petition alleging that Kaschinske had committed professional misconduct in several client matters. The allegations include failing to competently and diligently handle clients’ matters, failing to communicate with and respond to communications from clients, and failing to provide clients with information sufficient to permit them to make informed decisions about their matters.

The petition also alleges that Kaschinske disclosed a client’s confidential communication without authorization, made a knowingly false statement to a client about the status of their matter, and failed to competently represent a client. The Director and Kaschinske have entered into a stipulation for discipline, in which Kaschinske waives his right to answer the allegations and admits to the misconduct.

The court has reviewed the file and approved the jointly recommended disposition, which includes a 60-day suspension of Kaschinske’s license to practice law, followed by two years of supervised probation upon his reinstatement and re-engagement in the practice of law.

Kaschinske must also file with the Clerk of the Appellate Courts and serve upon the Director an affidavit establishing that he is current in continuing legal education requirements, has complied with Rules 24 and 26, RLPR, and has complied with any other conditions for reinstatement imposed by the court. He must also provide written notice to the Director of his intention to reengage in the practice of law and provide proof of successful completion of the written examination required for admission to the practice of law by the State Board of Law Examiners on the subject of professional responsibility.

According to Avvo, Mr. Kaschinske is a criminal defense attorney in Bloomington, Minnesota. He attended the Hamline University School of Law.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.