A Law Society of Saskatchewan disciplinary committee has suspended Regina lawyer Tony Merchant for three months.

Merchant, who might be best known for representing former students of residential schools, was found guilty of two counts of conduct unbecoming a lawyer.

The charges revolved around a case dating back to 2003. The three-member committee ruled that Merchant disobeyed a court order.

His firm was supposed to pay to the court settlement proceeds owed to his client, pending the outcome of a family property matter.

He was also found guilty of advising or helping his client to disobey a court order.

The committee ordered Merchant to pay more than $28,000 in costs to the Law Society.  He has until September 30th to do that.