Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Lawyer Reinstated

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ordered the reinstatement of a lawyer whose license had been revoked in 2001 for multiple instances of dishonesty and conversion of client funds. A referee had  recommended such action, finding that the attorney had been "of better than average quality" prior to suspension and that the misconduct was the product of "a difficult domestic situation, significant depression, some suggestion of unwise use of alcohol, and taking more legal work than he could reasonably hope to accomplish." The lawyer was ordered to pay the costs of the reinstatement proceeding within six months. He had made restitution and the referee concluded that the instances of conversion "could best be characterized as sloppy recordkeeping and failure to memorialize agreements with clients." (Mike Frisch)


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