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TCL > December 2009 Issue > Disciplinary Case Summary

December 2009       Vol. 38, No. 12       Page  119
From the Courts
Colorado Disciplinary Cases

Disciplinary Case Summary


The summaries of disciplinary case Opinions and Conditional Admissions of Misconduct are prepared by the Office of the Presiding Disciplinary Judge (PDJ) and are provided as a service by the Colorado Bar Association (CBA). The CBA cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the summaries.

The full text of the disciplinary Opinions, when published by the PDJ, follows the summaries page(s). The summaries and full-text Opinions also are accessible from the CBA website: (click on "Opinions/Rules/Statutes"). Opinions, including exhibits, complaints, amended complaints, and summaries, also are available at the PDJ website,, and on LexisNexis.®

Summary of Decision Regarding
Conditional Admission of Misconduct
Issued by the PDJ

The PDJ’s approval of a Conditional Admission of Misconduct does not result in a written Opinion but only a brief Order, which does not constitute precedent. Conditional Admissions of Misconduct are public record and are available for review at the Office of the PDJ, 1560 Broadway, Ste. 675, Denver, CO 80202; (303) 866-6658; They also are available on LexisNexis.®

No. 09PDJ086. People v. Freeman. 10/06/2009. Attorney Publicly Censured.

The PDJ approved a Conditional Admission of Misconduct submitted by the parties and publicly censured Michael John Freeman, attorney registration number 35347. The sanction was effective October 6, 2009.

On February 25, 2009, the California Supreme Court publicly censured respondent, a member of the District Attorney’s Gang Protection team, after he failed to produce statements of a defendant in a homicide proceeding, pursuant to the California Penal Code. His misconduct constituted grounds for the imposition of reciprocal discipline pursuant to C.R.C.P. 251.21(d).

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