Wednesday, November 3, 2010
An attorney who had defaulted on ethics charges that alleged 51 counts of misconduct in twelve client matters had his license revoked by the Wisconsin Supreme Court:
With respect to the level of discipline, we wholeheartedly agree with the referee's comment that Attorney...is not fit to be licensed as a lawyer in the state of Wisconsin. He engaged in a lengthy pattern of converting for his own benefit client or third party funds that had been entrusted to him. He used trust account funds from one client to cover his misappropriation of funds from another client. He even resorted to a multi-million dollar check-kiting scheme to continue his theft of others' money. When asked for information by the OLR, Attorney...merely stonewalled and never provided a response. Clearly, the only appropriate discipline for such misconduct is revocation.
He had been suspended on an interim basis for failure to cooperate with the Bar investigation. (Mike Frisch)