A petition for disciplinary action seeking suspension or disbarment of Duluth attorney Nicholas Bradley Schutz has been filed in the Minnesota Supreme Court. The petition was filed after Schutz waived a probable cause hearing. 

In May of 2014, Schutz was suspended from the practice of law for 90 days for failing to properly maintain required trust account records, and failing to cooperate and respond to discovery in a timely manner.

Further allegations include charging a client for actions taken after his suspension, failing to advise a client of his suspension, misappropriation of a client’s funds, and failing to follow-up on a child support issue related to the client’s receipt of social security disability benefits.

Shutz has 20 days from Oct. 2 to respond to the allegations. The Minnesota Supreme Court will make the final decision on the appropriate discipline to be imposed, if any.