Lansing Housing Commission separating from Steven Dunnings firm

Posted: 5:19 PM, Sep 26, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-27 08:12:38-04

Attorney Steven Dunnings has severed his connection to the Lansing Housing Commission.

A statement from the Lansing Housing Commission made Monday afternoon says that Steven Dunnings requested to be released from his attorney client relationship and the Commission accepted.

This comes two days before a scheduled public meeting of the Housing Commission's Board of Directors.

Steven Dunnings pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charge of engaging the services of a prostitute. Steven's brother, former long-time Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III pleaded guilty to felony misconduct in office and to a charge of soliciting a prostitute. Stuart Dunning is scheduled to be sentenced November 10th and faces up to 5 years prison.

The Lansing Housing Commission says that the Dunnings Law Firm "provided exemplary legal services to LHC for more than 30 years."

In the written statement Board Chair, Tony Baltimore stated: "It is with regret the Lansing Housing Commission has accepted the resignation of Attorney Steven Dunnings. We thank Mr. Dunnings and his law firm for the honorable and professional work done our behalf."

The Board said they would immediately begin the search for legal counsel to handle 40-60 landlord tenant cases per month.