Minnesota Supreme Court temporarily suspends Minneapolis attorney R.A. Saliterman due to medical condition

Minnesota Supreme Court temporarily suspends Minneapolis attorney R.A. Saliterman due to medical condition

On Tuesday, January 10, 2023, the Supreme Court of Minnesota ruled on the petition for disciplinary charges filed by the Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility against Minneapolis attorney Richard A. Saliterman alleging misconduct.

The case, titled In Re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Richard A. Saliterman with case no. A21-0764.

The petition involves three counts of complaint against Saliterman. The first two alleged Saliterman having engaged in misconduct, while the third count concerns Saliterman’s capacity to practice law.

The filing states:

“The referee filed his findings of fact, conclusions, and recommendations. The referee concluded that there was clear and convincing evidence that Saliterman has a medical condition that makes him unable to competently represent clients within the meaning of Rule 28(a), RLPR. The referee recommended that Saliterman be transferred to disability inactive status and that the disciplinary proceedings against Saliterman be stayed.”

The filing continues:

“In light of the referee’s findings that Saliterman is unable to competently represent clients, the continuation of his authority to practice law poses a substantial threat of serious harm to the public.”

With the foregoing facts and discussions, and upon consideration of all the files, records, and proceedings, the Court ruled against Saliterman and ordered that he be temporarily suspended from the practice of law, effective January 10, 2023.

Prior to this suspension, Mr. Richard A. Saliterman practiced in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is listed as a practicing attorney of the law firm Saliterman & Siefferman, P.C. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Columbia Law School. Mr. Saliterman has been licensed in Minnesota, license no. 0095266. Mr. Saliterman’s bio can be found on his law firm’s website.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.

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