On Wednesday, March 6, 2024, the Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Supreme Court of Colorado approved a stipulation suspending Denver attorney Timothy John Lindstrom for one year and one day, with the suspension stayed pending his completion of a three-year probation period. Lindstrom misrepresented his compliance with a child support order and failed to timely pay court-ordered child support and extraordinary medical expenses related to his child.

The case is entitled “People v. Timothy John Lindstrom,” with case no. 24PDJ018.

According to the stipulation, Lindstrom and his former spouse divorced under a parenting plan approved by the El Paso District Court. The plan required Lindstrom to pay monthly child support and split any extraordinary medical costs above $250 per year according to the parties’ incomes.

In September 2022, the court issued an amended order requiring Lindstrom to pay $931.69 monthly in child support, including $752.86 in current support and $178.83 to pay down retroactive arrears. However, Lindstrom failed to pay the full amount in September through December 2022. He paid only $553.84 monthly in September and October, slightly more at $860.02 in November and December. Lindstrom then failed to make any child support payments from January through March 2023.

In 2023, Lindstrom’s former spouse submitted receipts for extraordinary medical expenses incurred for their child, but Lindstrom did not reimburse his portion within the required 30 days. Further, when filing his Colorado attorney registration in March 2023, Lindstrom certified that he was in compliance with all child support orders, despite knowing this was untrue.

It was not until late December 2023 that Lindstrom made a lump payment of $6,697.70, covering all past-due child support, arrears, and his share of the uncovered medical expenses. The El Paso County District Court then adjusted his arrears balance to $0 effective January 31, 2024.

Through his actions, the stipulation found that Lindstrom violated Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct by knowingly disobeying a court order regarding child support and making misrepresentations in his attorney registration regarding his compliance. As a result, the Presiding Disciplinary Judge approved a one-year-and-one-day suspension, stayed in favor of a three-year probationary period.

According to avvo.com, Mr. Timothy John Lindstrom is an attorney in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He acquired his law license to practice in Colorado in 2017.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.