STATE OF MINNESOTA

 

IN SUPREME COURT

 

A06-712

 

 

In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against

John Peter Dehen, a Minnesota Attorney,

Registration No. 189546.

 

 

O R D E R

 

 

            The Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility has filed a petition for disciplinary action alleging that respondent John Peter Dehen committed professional misconduct warranting public discipline, namely, failure to label solicitations sent to prospective clients as advertising material and conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice, in violation of Minn. R. Prof. Conduct 7.2(f) (now 7.3(c)) and 8.4(d). 

            Respondent admits his conduct violated the Rules of Professional Conduct, waives his rights under Rule 14, Rules on Lawyers Professional Responsibility (RLPR), and has entered into a stipulation with the Director in which they jointly recommend that the appropriate discipline is a public reprimand and payment of $900 in costs and disbursements under Rule 24, RLPR.

            The court has independently reviewed the file and approves the jointly recommended disposition.

            Based upon all the files, records, and proceedings herein,

            IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that respondent John Peter Dehen is publicly reprimanded.  Respondent shall pay the sum of $900 in costs and disbursements.

            Dated:   September 19, 2006

                                                                                    BY THE COURT:

 

                                                                                       /s/                                                        

                                                                                    Helen M. Meyer

                                                                                    Associate Justice