Where attorney Kyle H. Torvinen carefully considered whether a conflict of interest existed in his representation of a client, and ultimately did withdraw from representation, the misconduct claim against him is dismissed.
“We agree with the referee that Attorney Torvinen exercised sensitive professional and moral judgment, and maintained a professional, courteous and civil attitude toward all parties involved in the parking lot dispute. Attorney Torvinen and his law firm spent a great deal of time discussing whether a conflict of interest existed. They concluded there was no conflict.
Ultimately, Attorney Torvinen and his firm did withdraw from representing Lange/Laughlin and assisted them in finding substitute counsel.”
2009AP2007-D OLR v. Torvinen
Attorneys: Arnold, Wayne A., Rice Lake; Weigel, William J., Madison; For Respondent: Hendricks, John H., Superior; Torvinen, Kyle H., Superior