The Montana Supreme Court this week disbarred Colorado attorney Philip Kleinsmith from the practice of law in Montana.
The disbarment, which is effective Feb. 1, is reciprocal to discipline imposed on Kleinsmith in Colorado for ethical misconduct, including the knowing conversion of client funds.
According to the Jan. 9 Montana order, Kleinsmith did not respond to notice of the petition against him for reciprocal discipline.
Kleinsmith’s license had already been suspended in Montana since April 2017 for noncompliance with the IOLTA program. He also previously had been suspended for a year by the Supreme Court of Arizona for multiple ethical violations.