On Wednesday, May 22, 2024, Attorney Titus Dutton Peterson was suspended from practicing law for six months by the Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Colorado Supreme Court. Peterson consented to the suspension, which stems from multiple violations of the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct in his legal representations of clients.

The case is entitled “People v. Titus Dutton Peterson,” with case no. 24PDJ043.

The charges cited Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct 1.3, 1.5, 1.6(a), 1.15(c), and 1.15(d).

Some of the issues that led to Peterson’s discipline included failing to properly communicate fee agreements and settlement details to clients, disclosing private client information without consent, and not keeping adequate accounting records for his trust account.

In one personal injury case, Peterson sent correspondence about an unrelated matter to his client and encouraged the client to seek other legal counsel without formally ending the representation. For another client, Peterson did not provide a fee contract for an eviction matter and could not produce financial records of the work performed.

Peterson’s trust account also received an insufficient funds notice in November 2023. When asked to produce accounting records by disciplinary authorities, Peterson invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and refused to turn over the materials.

As a condition of the six-month suspension, Peterson must prove before reinstatement that he is rehabilitated and will properly follow disciplinary rules going forward. The suspension will commence on June 26, 2024, to allow Peterson time to protect his current clients’ legal matters.

According to avvo.com, Mr. Peterson is an antitrust & trade law attorney in Denver, Colorado. He acquired his law license in Colorado in 1990. 

A copy of the original filing can be found here.