On Friday, August 4, 2023, the State of Minnesota Supreme Court suspended attorney Fred W. Inman for possessing explicit material involving a minor.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of Fred W. Inman,” with case no. A23-0396.
In this particular legal case, the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility’s Director initiated a petition for disciplinary action. This petition alleged that Inman had engaged in professional misconduct due to his conviction in Washington State for possessing explicit material involving a minor. Through negotiation, the parties arrived at a stipulated agreement wherein Inman acknowledged the allegations and waived his rights according to Rule 14 of the Rules on Lawyers’ Professional Responsibility (RLPR). Both parties concurred on a recommended five-year suspension as the appropriate disciplinary measure.
Upon a comprehensive assessment of the responses following the show cause order, the Minnesota Supreme Court rendered a verdict of indefinite suspension for Inman from practicing law. This suspension effectively bars him from seeking reinstatement for a period of five years. Should he seek reinstatement after this period, it is contingent upon several conditions being met. These conditions encompass successfully passing a professional responsibility examination, meeting continuing legal education requirements, and adhering to any necessary sex offender treatment obligations. Inman is further obliged to duly notify his clients, opposing counsel, and relevant tribunals about his suspension, while also fulfilling the responsibility of covering $900 in associated costs.
The Disposition states:
“IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT: Respondent Fred W. Inman is indefinitely suspended from the practice of law, with no right to petition for reinstatement for 5 years.”
Before the suspension, Mr. Inman practiced in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was licensed in Minnesota. His info can be found on lawyersfindlaw.com.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.