The Montana Supreme Court has ordered Bozeman lawyer Michael A. Horton to receive a public censure for failure to maintain prompt and reasonable communication with a client.
In a conditional admission, Horton acknowledged that he failed to advise the client of motions to enforce a previously reached parenting agreement and for contempt of court until two months after they were filed. He also did not provide a requested billing statement.
Horton also admitted that he failed to produce all documentation requested by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel.
Horton was ordered to appear for a public censure at 1 p.m. on June 12 in the Supreme Court’s courtroom in Helena.