On Friday, February 23, 2024, the Minnesota Supreme Court suspended attorney Paul E. Overson from practicing law for 30 days.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Paul E. Overson,” with case number A23-1828.

According to a petition filed by the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility, Overson knowingly made a misleading statement to a court during a hearing and failed to correct it. Overson waived his rights and admitted to the allegations.

The court reviewed the case file and approved the joint recommendation of a 30-day suspension by Overson and the Director. The suspension will begin 14 days from the court order date. Overson must comply with client notification rules during his suspension period and pay $900 in costs.

To be reinstated, Overson needs to show completion of continuing legal education, compliance with suspension rules regarding clients and courts, and any other conditions imposed by the court. Within a year, Overson also needs to pass the professional responsibility exam for attorneys. Failing to meet these requirements could result in automatic suspension.

According to Avvo, Mr. Overson is a family attorney in Lake Elmo, Minnesota. He graduated from the Hamline University School of Law in 1988 and obtained his law license in Minnesota in the same year.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.