Former county attorney disbarred


September 18, 2020

Thom Pertler

Former Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler was disbarred Thursday, Sept. 10 by the Minnesota Supreme Court for professional misconduct because he failed to disclose known police misconduct when he was in office. Pertler was Carlton County Attorney January 2005 through December 2018, quitting after he lost a re-election bid.

The Supreme Court's decision came after the director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility filed a misconduct petition against Pertler July 6. That office is an agency of the state judicial branch that investigates ethics complaints against lawyers and, i...

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