Steven Lundeen is a bad, bad attorney

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Steve Lundeen is not the guy you want defending your case
Steven P. Lundeen is not the kind of lawyer you want defending your case.

He falls asleep in court. Sometimes, he doesn't show up for trial at all. And then he makes up some outlandish story about why he missed trial -- when really he was asleep in his car, next to a pipe and a bag of cocaine.

"We are asking for his disbarment -- that's obviously as serious as the discipline gets," says Martin Cole, director of the Minnesota Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.

Lundeen's bad behavior has been going on for a long time, according to a petition to the Supreme Court from the professional group. He's taken money from his clients, not done the work, and kept the cash anyway. In one case, he ignored phone calls from a client with a serious head injury -- so bad that the poor man couldn't even keep the details of his own case straight. Lundeen didn't even bother to provide the injured client with his legal file.

Act like this for long and pretty soon people start to complain. Since March 2010, the lawyer's board has received seven ethics complaints about Lundeen.

Then this March, Lundeen really blew it when he didn't bother to show up for the second day of a felony trial in Ramsey County.

But it got even worse when Lundeen tried to explain himself. First, he told the judge he wasn't there because he was needed at a civil case in another county. Then, he changed his story, claiming he'd been attacked and had woken up at a hospital in Iowa. He changed the details yet again, claiming that he was treated in a chiropractor's office, not a hospital.

The judge called the chiropractor in question, who said he hadn't treated Lundeen at all. Turns out that Lundeen was lying all along. He missed court because he was in jail, arrested after police found him fast asleep inside his car, with a pipe and a baggie by his side.

So you might say that Lundeen's website is, well, just a touch exaggerated:

"If you are faced with criminal charges, you can trust the law firm of Steven P. Lundeen to aggressively and diligently defend your rights and liberty at all stages of the criminal justice process."

Oh, yeah -- one more thing. On Wednesday, Lundeen missed another court date.

To his unfortunate client: We highly suggest you find a new lawyer.


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Anonymous12
Anonymous12

Get a life and stop hovering over the hennepin county jail roster. Secondly, you will notice that the District Court released him with no bail. The likelihood that they would do that for someone who is "guilty" or there is a reasonable doubt of guilt is slim. Besides, you've probably been busted for prostitution.

Anonymous12
Anonymous12

Too bad all of this is nothing more than slander and leaves you all open to being held liable.

Janie J
Janie J

He's been busted again 6/4/12 -  for Narcotics, someone get this guy some help....

ActiveWarrants
ActiveWarrants

 CINDEE MARKIE WANTED ON A  DAKOTA COUNTY FELONY WARRANT IF SEENPLEASE CALL 911

JusticeServed
JusticeServed

Cindee has been apprehended by the Bloomington Police Department, nice work Mike ! Youve done our community a service !

ActiveWarrants
ActiveWarrants

Disbarrment is a good start, now if they can just catch him on his warrants and throw his ass in jail justice will really have been served !!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Go to HELL! 

Jack
Jack

To join Lundeen and Markie ?

Chelleb0719
Chelleb0719

Markie not his girlfriend right now, because she's in jail and going to prison. If he truly has a "girlfriend that is a wonderful caring person" you should definately let her know that he ha$ been "dating" several other convicted prostitutes, and should probably consult with her physician ! 

Anonymous
Anonymous

You know nothing of this situation other than what you and the other fucking idiots on this website read. Markie is NOT his girlfriend, I happen to know his girlfriend and she is a wonderful caring person. 

Callthepolice
Callthepolice

Hope he rots in hell !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Minnesota Supreme Court    Minnesota Supreme Court Latest from The Business Journals Follow this company on Wednesday disbarred a Minneapolis attorney who was convicted of cocaine possession.Steven Paul Lundeen, 52, had been suspended by the court in December pending further consideration.Lundeen was sentenced to 10 days of community service and three years probation after his September conviction on fifth-degree drug charges.According to court documents, Lundeen also was accused of misappropriating client funds, failing to place funds in his trust account, failing to return unearned fees, failing to appear for trial, lying to the court and to clients, and failing to satisfy a law-related debt.

Mike Buhl
Mike Buhl

Well its official and yes there still is some justice ! This slimeball has finally been DISBARRED and will never practive law again. If anyone knows his or his prostitute girlfriend Cindee Markie current whereabouts please call your local police department as they are both WANTED on OUTSTANDING FELONY FUGITIVE WARRANTS !!!!!!!!!!!  No wonder he was a no-show !!

The Minnesota Supreme Court    Minnesota Supreme Court Latest from The Business Journals Follow this company on Wednesday disbarred a Minneapolis attorney who was convicted of cocaine possession.Steven Paul Lundeen, 52, had been suspended by the court in December pending further consideration.Lundeen was sentenced to 10 days of community service and three years probation after his September conviction on fifth-degree drug charges.According to court documents, Lundeen also was accused of misappropriating client funds, failing to place funds in his trust account, failing to return unearned fees, failing to appear for trial, lying to the court and to clients, and failing to satisfy a law-related debt."

ANONYMOUS2
ANONYMOUS2

Trying to get your real name so I can sue your ass off for slander. No my name isn't Cindee.

MikeBuhl
MikeBuhl

Hope you wont be hiring Lundeen.... oh wait thats right he's not a lawyer anymore, he's a WANTED FELONY NARCOTICS FUGITIVE !!!!!  Besides the TRUTH IS THE TRUTH its NOT SLANDER.

Concernedcitizen
Concernedcitizen

 I also know that your real name is not Mike Buhl and if you don't stop using his name for this shit, he will sue your fucking ass off and take everything you have because you have stolen someone's identity, you jackass!

ANONYMOUS2
ANONYMOUS2

It is when you have the wrong guy!!!!! Am guessing you are one of those idiots who pay good money to some of those damn arrest warrant / criminal websites for false information. If you haven't heard those sites are as accurate as they claim. And for god's sake get a life.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Hate to tell you this but he can petition the Supreme Court after a certain number of years to practice again so just because he has been disbarred, doesn't necessarily mean the Supreme Court won't reconsider their opinion based upon good behavior and allow him to practice again.Plus you are a real jackass!!!

Mary223
Mary223

He'll be selling hotdogs from a pushcart to real lawyers. Jackass? I'd say that fits yo buddy Lundeen better than anyone posting here. Think about it Einstien LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

ANONYMOUS2
ANONYMOUS2

Maybe you should learn how to spell!!!!!!

ANONYMOUS2
ANONYMOUS2

Mary223 you are a big bitch!!!!!!!!!

ANONYMOUS2
ANONYMOUS2

ALL OF YOU GET A FUCKING LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!! CLEARLY NONE OF YOU HAVE A LIFE IF THE ONLY JOY YOU GET IS FROM PROBLEMS AND CLEARLY IF YOU READ CITY PAGES, THE MINNEAPOLIS VERSION OF NATIONAL ENQUIRER, THAN YOU DON'T HAVE A LIFE.

Buhl
Buhl

Cindee ????  Is that you ? You better turn yourself in on your drug warrants and  get that STD exam.....

Anonymous
Anonymous

No, my name is NOT Cindee! You jackass!

Tbell984
Tbell984

This bum ripped me off as well . Contacted the lawyer association, better business bearu to. Promised he would help me with my case and he never even set a court date! Constant lies and stood me up numerous tines.

guest2
guest2

clearly you can't spell either so why should anyone take you seriously?

Mariablonigan
Mariablonigan

http://www.mncourts.gov/opinio... Click the link to learn why he was disbarred today.

Anonymous2
Anonymous2

I read it you bitch, but his disbarment is no different than any other attorney who has been disbarred for the same damn reasons, and yet I don't see the hundreds of attorneys who are disbarred each for similiar activities having their lives played out in the fucking media! You all should be ashamed of yourselves and GET A LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you don't believe me go to the Lawyers Board website and look up the various attorneys who have been disbarred or suspended for the same damn thing!

Jack12
Jack12

Class Action lawsuit ?

tinytim46
tinytim46

You would spend more money trying to sue than what you would actually receive. Sueing someone is not always the answer, nor sometimes just not worth the time, money and effort. If the man doesn't have any money, you would be hard pressed to get a judgment against him, or you may get a judgment but would not necessarily see anything. You can't get blood from a turnip.

T2
T2

Again, I am weary of anything negatively written about him on this sleazy website. Citypages is about as reliable of a source as is the National Enquirer. And not everyone has had negative experiences with him and not every one of his friends are a "crackhead". Am guessing only a handful of you actually have had experience with this individual and the rest of  you are just out to slander him because he has an illness.

Smn73
Smn73

Teelow, is it? LMAO!!! If you had any brains at all, you would know that many fine individuals have been caught up in the wrath of such a horrible drug... Gotten sober... Gotten their lives back on track... and never touched that disgusting crap again... GET A LIFE! GET AN EDUCATION!! STOP JUDGING & PRETENDING YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT!! RFLMFAO @ SUCH "PEE-BRAINED", UNEDUCATED, FACTLESS STATEMENTS!!! Ask GOD for forgiveness SOON

Guest
Guest

And let me add, he has defended the community for nearly nothing in payment! Has felt sorry for single Moms and disabled people and collected nothing in payment at all! A person who has gone through 7 years of school, should NOT lose their right to practice, without being put through intensive drug treatment and aftercare. As that person said, if he worked for the government, he would be in treatment right now, not jail! Walk in someone else's shoes for just a moment!

Kelly
Kelly

this idiot couldnt defend a kid caught with his hand in the cookie jar , the crack has turned his brain to mush...

guest
guest

Anything negative or positive written on this sleazy website page, should be taken with a grain of salt. City pages is known for slandering people.

Smn73
Smn73

Get a life and stop judging other people! Part of what you say, may be TRUE, but the man also has a history of excellence, prior to his drug problem. Sometimes treatment works for people and could be his answer. At one time, he was a great lawyer, with incredible ethics! You should spend your time helping people, instead of judging others.

Noemail
Noemail

First of all, "clearly you aren't too intelligent because you can't spell through correct" - if you're going to grade someone's grammar you should type a grammatically correct sentence.  The correct response should be "clearly you aren't too intelligent because you can't spell through correctly.

Secondly, this guy is a parasite and don't be fooled by anyone that says otherwise.  He has used intimidating tactics to bully clients/witnesses and has personally issued threats.  His reputation around town is well known and evidentially, well documented in his multiple recent arrests.  Sounds to me like justice served with him on his way to some heavy "ankle-grabbing" in the prison shower.   

Concernedcitizen
Concernedcitizen

 FUCK YOU ALLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1FUCK YOU NOEMAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

guest2
guest2

You are an idiot!

Bmatos2
Bmatos2

lundeen is in jail again for all you who have voiced in his defensd!!!!! 12/04/2011 , go to henn cty inmate search

Anonymous
Anonymous

get a life and stop reading the hennepin county sherrif's roster. Clearly, you need a job and a life.

guest
guest

I know, I'm the one who called the cops as I was concerned about his welfare. Now he will get the help that he needs.

TaylorBlake
TaylorBlake

If you know where he is you should turn him in again, yes he obviously needs help and maybe he can get it in jail.

Legaleagle
Legaleagle

Let me be clear about this, there are no warrants out for his arrest. Please check with the bureau of criminal apprehension. This individual has received help and is much better. My advice to you is take anything written on this website as this paper is a piece of garbage. This people are just out to make a bad situation worse and clearly have no lives of their own since there are other attorneys out there who have done the exact same thing and yet their problems aren't played out on this trashy website.

Guest
Guest

Repeatedly breaking the law actually DOES make him a bad lawyer; do you not get that? Would you defend an illiterate school teacher's job performance solely on the basis that the person was kind? Being a good person with human struggle doesn't mean you're entitled to execute the duties of a job that you're incapable of doing correctly given your personal issues. There is a major difference between being a good person with problems, and being someone who should remain in his or her job when it could so easily and negatively impact unknowing members of the public. Honestly, how hard is that to understand. And calling people judgmental while implying a litany of judgements about them in return in just hypocrisy. The public has a right to be informed when someone is a liability to himself and others who may invest a great degree of trust in him, as clients do in their attorneys. 

guest
guest

You are an idiot!

guest
guest

Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, an attorney DOES NOT HAVE to disclose any disciplinary action that may have been taken against him or is currently being taken against him. So the nice attorney down the street could be a wife abuser and have discipline issues with the bar and you may never know because they do not have to disclose it.

MSF
MSF

Not getting disbarred!!!  I'll bet he had a GREAT attorney!!!  My full support is with Mr. Lundeen!!  STILL an attorney! 

legaleagle
legaleagle

it is my understanding that the disbarment is still pending and he could yet be disbarred. I think it is an absolute shame. Am guessing that the people who are calling him a liar, etc. either are upset because he didn't win their cases, or do not know him personally and are out to bad mouth. or are under the age of 40 and don't have any clue as to what they are talking about. Clearly the man needs help, but then again what one of us doesn't?

Guest
Guest

How does being under the age of forty imply that a person doesn't have a clue what he or she is talking about? Just because Steve Lundeen is over forty and a complete loser doesn't mean that people in this community under the age of forty who have their shit together shouldn't expect that lawyers admitted to the bar and permitted to practice law should be--oh you know--LAW ABIDING.

Anonymous
Anonymous

because anyone under forty is more likely to read this crap and believe it because their brains are mature enough to realize that you can't believe everything you read. Besides in a recent poll, shows that the majority of people who buy crap tabloid magazines are under the age of 40.

guest2
guest2

Steven Lundeen is not a lose - am saying that this publication is geared towards people under 40 aren't grown up enough to realize that this man has an addiction that is ruining his life and career.

Guest2
Guest2

It implies you don't have a clue because you spend your time reading a senseless publication like city pages. Clearly, if you are reading city pages, you don't have a life. Betcha you read the National Enquirer as well. Because anybody with a bit of class doesn't crap like this.

Teluder
Teluder

And that must have been before 2008 because all his troubles started in 2008 Did you know his arrest are with people he defended in the past before 2008 And if you did'nt know anything about about him and he was your criminal lawyer and then you found out about his past would you keep him as your lawyer in anybodys right mind they would'nt why would i jeopardize my freedom with that type of lawyer how I know about his past is some of the people he defended in the past I know threw other friends   

legaleagle
legaleagle

plus even the best attorney's can't guarantee your freedom

legaleagle
legaleagle

clearly you aren't too intelligent because you can't spell through correct

legaleagle
legaleagle

yeah, well  I suppose you'd hire the attorney that beat the shit out of 7 year old child after two beers and has no complaints with the board. You are entitled to your opinion and so I am. 

Teluder
Teluder

and his arrest report  continues on the next page i'm not out to bad mouth anybody i think people should know the background of a lawyer who;s representing them but i guess you'd would hire him to represent you in a criminal case

legaleagle
legaleagle

I don't necessary believe in running background checks on EVERYONE that I hire and since he came recommended to my family from the state bar, that is good enough for me.

Teluder
Teluder

check your facts go to the bloomington police web site and look up arrest reports wow there he is along with markie and i'm not under 40 either so before you post check your facts if you want i'll copy and paste the arrest report on here for you and you probaly know the other 2 arrested  with him

legaleagle
legaleagle

I don't know the other two freaks. I used to work for the man and he is a decent man  and you have no right to bad mouth him

legaleagle
legaleagle

still doesn't make him a bad attorney, just human! and I still stand behind him. 

Teluder
Teluder

And he was arrested on the 10th of october for cocaine

legaleagle
legaleagle

actually he was arrested for drug paraphanila

Teluder
Teluder

check your fact he was book on 10/10/2011 at 04:47 into the bloomington jail along with 3 others and one was markie so go to bloomington web site and look at the arrest report 10/6 to 10/12

legaleagle
legaleagle

no he was not arrested on 10/10, am thinking you are just out to smear his name. All of you people should be ashamed of yourselfs. Guessing that none of you know him personally and you are all under the age of 40 because only immature brats would smear a good attorney's name.

legaleagle
legaleagle

Plus the 500 signatures obtained to keep mr. lundeen as an attorney says something more about the people who care about him rather than you slimbags who want to smear his name. what about the attorney who was arrested for beating on his 7 year old son after two beers? I suppose you think he should also be disbarred with out receiving some type of help. Attorneys are people too. I suspect your claim that he was arrested on 10/10 is falsified information because I know Mr. Lundeen well and know that he would not endanger his career. He has serious medical issues that need to be dealt with. I fully support him all the way. By the way, why am I wasting my time on this stupid city pages. every body knows they are the worst publication in town. No better than the typical tabloid in the grocery store. One of these days, some one is going to turn around and sue city pages for slander and I hope I'm there to see it.

legaleagle
legaleagle

you just want to smear the man's name according to police records no arrest was made on 10/10/11.

legaleagle
legaleagle

May I ask how you found out? I am a friend of his with terminal ovarian cancer and I've been desparately trying to find out his status. Thank  you

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