This matter is before the Court on the “Statement of Circumstances and Conditional Agreement for Discipline” submitted by the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission and Respondent pursuant to Indiana Admission and Discipline Rule 23(11). We approve the parties’ agreement that Respondent engaged in attorney misconduct by improperly using subpoenas before the commencement of litigation and that Respondent should receive a private reprimand.
Key Analysis (slip op. at 3): By using subpoenas, Respondent purported to issue orders on behalf of a court, rather than simply making requests on behalf of an insurance company. Respondent’s improper use of subpoenas tended to give the third party the false impression that he could be held in contempt of court if he failed to appear and produce the documents requested.