STATE OF MINNESOTA

IN SUPREME COURT

C2-96-807

In Re Petition for Disciplinary Action against
David A. O'Connor, an Attorney at Law of the
State of Minnesota.

O R D E R

WHEREAS, the Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility has filed a petition alleging that respondent David A. O'Connor committed unprofessional conduct in regard to the attorney fee charged in a matter; and

WHEREAS, following an answer to the petition by the respondent, this matter was heard by a referee appointed by this court who filed findings of fact, conclusions of law and a recommendation that the petition be dismissed, concluding that the matter was a good faith fee dispute between the parties; and

WHEREAS, the respondent and the Director have entered into a stipulation wherein they join in the recommendation of the referee that the petition be dismissed;

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the petition for disciplinary action against respondent David A. O'Connor is dismissed.

Dated: October 16, 1996

BY THE COURT:

Alan C. Page
Associate Justice