Lawyer reprimanded, put under supervision
A Fairmont, Minn., lawyer was reprimanded and placed on two years of supervised probation by the Supreme Court last week for making public an attorney-client privileged e-mail and for making false statements to his client.
Matthew T. Nielsen, who admitted the allegations made against him by the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility, also failed to withdraw the e-mail when opposing counsel offered to let him do so, failed to mitigate the damage caused by the disclosure, failed to notify the client of a court decision in timely fashion and failed to supply the client with documents in timely fashion.
Nielsen must meet with and practice under the supervision of another attorney, communicate in a timely way with clients and pay a $900 fine.
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