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In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Mark David Pitzele: ETHICS - disbarment for client funds misappropriated., & tax & trust account. violations

In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against
Mark David Pitzele, a Minnesota Attorney,
Registration No. 235507.
The Director has filed a petition and supplementary petition for disciplinary action
alleging that respondent Mark David Pitzele committed professional misconduct
warranting public discipline, namely, misappropriation of client funds, failure to timely
file state and federal quarterly employee withholding returns, failure to timely pay state
and federal employer withholding taxes, and failure to maintain required trust account
books and records, in violation of Minn. R. Prof. Conduct 8.4(c) and (d) and 1.15.
Respondent has withdrawn his answer to the petition for disciplinary action,
admitted the allegations of the petition and supplementary petition, waived his procedural
rights under Rule 14, Rules on Lawyers Professional Responsibility (RLPR), and entered
into a stipulation with the Director under which the parties jointly recommend that the
appropriate sanction is disbarment.
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 Mark David Pitzele is disbarred
effective as of the date of filing of this order. Respondent shall comply with Rule 26,
RLPR (requiring notice of disbarment to clients, opposing counsel, and tribunals) and
shall pay 0 in costs pursuant to Rule 24, RLPR.
Dated: October 17, 2007
Helen M. Meyer
Associate Justice


  What day were you injured?

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  What caused your injuries?
Traffic/Bicycle Accident
Work-Related Injury
Wrongful Death
Dog Bite
Slip and Fall

  How have your injuries affected

  your life?


  What kinds of medical care
  professionals have you seen?


  What has your treatment cost?


  Is Insurance Involved?
My insurance may cover

Someone else's insurance
        may cover this.

I already filed a claim.
I rejected a settlement

I accepted a settlement

  Were there any witnesses?
Bystanders Witnessed This.
Police Responded and Filed
        a Police Report

Police Responded but Did
        Not File a Police Report



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