Indy attorney convicted of Capitol riot misdemeanors suspended for disciplinary noncooperation

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The Indianapolis lawyer convicted of federal misdemeanors related to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot has been suspended from the practice of law in Indiana in a disciplinary action seemingly related to the federal case.

The Indiana Supreme Court on Thursday suspended Quentin G. Cantrell for noncooperation with a Disciplinary Commission investigation of a grievance.

A show-cause petition filed in September says the commission sent a notice letter to Cantrell on June 28, demanding a written response within 30 days.

The petition does not detail the nature of the disciplinary investigation into Cantrell.

However, on June 26 — two days before the notice letter was sent — Cantrell was sentenced to 12 months of probation, including six days of intermittent confinement, for misdemeanor counts of entering and remaining in a restricted building and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021.

Cantrell did not respond to the show-cause petition, nor to a subsequent show-cause order issued by the court or a Request for Ruling and to Tax Costs filed by the commission.

Cantrell’s noncooperation suspension was effective Thursday. He was also ordered to reimburse the commission $524.97 for the costs of the proceeding.

His suspension will continue until the executive director of the commission certifies that he has cooperated with the investigation, or until further order of the Supreme Court, provided there are no other suspensions in effect.

Cantrell is also currently under a suspension for CLE and dues noncompliance.

The case is In the Matter of: Quentin G. Cantrell, 23S-DI-257.

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