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In the Matter of the Complaint of

DETERMINATION THAT

PATRICK]. ZARRELLI

DISCIPLINE IS NOT

1211 S.W. 4h Avenue

WARRANTED, WITHOUT

Fort Lauderdale, FL

33315

INVESTIGATION

against SAMUEL JOHN CLOVER,


a

Minnesota

Attorney,

Registration No. 0327852.

TO:

PATRICK J. ZARRELLI:

After reviewing the documents you submitted, the Director has determined not
to investigate your complaint.

The reasons for the Directors decision not

to investigate

this complaint are as follows:

Complaint Summary
You allege that Minnesota attorney Samuel Glover engaged in misconduct when

he joined other attorneys in criticizing attorney Gary Ostrow for his past conduct and
you for your attempts to assist Mr. Ostrow.

You believe Mr. Glover's comments on his

website were intended to assist and perpetuate cyber bullying and harassment.

Reasons for Decision Not to Investigate

In the materials you provided with your complaint very few of the comments

and postings you complain of appear to have originated with Mr. Glover.

The posting

from Mr. Glover hat you included does not contain any statements or comments that
would appear to violate the Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct.

Further, if an

attorney is rude, uses harsh language or exhibits bad manners, such conduct would fall
short of the professions best standards.

However, such conduct ordinarily would not

violate a Rule of Professional Conduct and would not be subject to discipline except in
extreme cases.

Therefore, no

investigation will be conducted.

The Director's Office is limited to investigating complaints of unprofessional

conduct and prosecuting disciplinary actions against attorneys.


in any legal matter or give legal advice.

advice or representation is desired.

It cannot represent you

You must retain an attorney if either legal

NOTICE OF RIGHT TO APPEAL

If you are not satisfied with the Director's determination not to investigate this

Complaint, an appeal may be made by notifying the Director in a letter postmarked no


later than fourteen (14) days after the date of this notice.

The letter of appeal should

state the reason(s) why you believe the matter should be investigated.

Professional Responsibility Board member will review the appeal.

A Lawyers

The Lawyers Board

is comprised of 14 lawyers and 9 non-lawyers appointed by the Minnesota Supreme

Court.

Appeals are assigned to individual Lawyers Board members in rotation

according to when they are received. The Board members options on appeal are
limited to either approving the Director's decision not to investigate the complaint or

directing that the complaint or some portion of the complaint be investigated. This
determination will generally be based upon the information which is already contained
in the file.

Mr. Glover is, by way of a copy of this determination and your complaint, being

notified of your complaint and our decision not to investigate.

Dated:

November

, 2015.
MARTIN A. COLE
DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF LAWYERS

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
1500 Landmark Towers
345 St. Peter Street

St. Paul, MN 551021218

(651) 296-3952

By

\%
Patrick R. Burns
First Assistant Director

cc:

Samuel

John

Glover