Friday, June 26, 2009

Advertising Issue, Other Misconduct, Draws Suspension

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ordered a six-month suspension of an attorney for ethical violations in a number of matters. One case involved the attorney's submission of an expert's bill for payment by the State. The State paid the bill but the attorney used the proceeds for her own purposes.

Another involved the following findings:

R.B. arrested Attorney...on September 7, 2004.  Attorney...was initially charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.  The police report indicated Attorney...recorded a preliminary breath test with a blood alcohol concentration of .117%.  After her arrest, Attorney ...paid for the following advertisement in a local newspaper:

In Pursuit of Justice:

Stop Police Misconduct

Former Officer R.B. of the

MTPD has pepper-

sprayed minor females

until rendered helpless and

then committed a sexual

assault against them.  To

pursue a civil rights

action, send statement to [address]

Attorney...did not list her name in the advertisement but used her post office box and telephone number.

The attorney has been previously reprimanded on two occasions and was suspended for five months last August for unrelated misconduct. The six-month suspension will remain in effect until the attorney pays costs and restitution. (Mike Frisch)

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