Three Minnesota attorneys were suspended or disbarred for professional misconduct this week by the state Supreme Court.
Tedman Heim, 42, of Rochester, was disbarred for misappropriation of client funds, forgery of a client’s signature on a settlement check and making false statements to his law partner to conceal it. He also mishandled a client’s trust account, made unauthorized personal charges on his law firm’s credit card and was convicted of check forgery.
Darcy Weiler, 60, of Maple Grove, was suspended for a minimum of three years after being convicted of making a false statement to U.S. Postal Inspection agents during a criminal investigation.
Barbara Nimis, 53, of Mendota, was suspended for a minimum of six months for failing to comply with court rules for filing a motion, failing to appear at a hearing and failing to provide notice to her client and the court that she had withdrawn from representation. She also failed to cooperate in her disciplinary proceedings.
In all three cases, the disciplinary actions came after petitions were filed by the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility. They were ordered by the state Supreme Court.