Wisconsin Supreme Court
Professional Responsibility — suspension
Where attorney Naomi E. Soldon’s misconduct occurred at the same time, and is of a similar nature, as misconduct giving rise to a prior suspension, a retroactive suspension is appropriate.
“Attorney Soldon’s earlier misconduct was of a similar nature and also occurred in 2007 and 2008. Soldon, 324 Wis. 2d 4, ¶3. Her original six-month suspension was scheduled to end on October 16, 2010. Attorney Soldon’s acts giving rise to this proceeding occurred in 2007 and 2009, with convictions in 2010 and 2011. Attorney Soldon delayed seeking reinstatement in part because she sought treatment for her alcohol and gambling problems and has completed a drug court program. Consequently, she has remained suspended for longer than the court’s 2010 decision required.”
“After careful review of the matter, we adopt the stipulated facts and find it appropriate to suspend Attorney Soldon’s license for a period of six months, consecutive to her April 16, 2010 suspension. Because Attorney Soldon entered into a comprehensive stipulation under SCR 22.12, thereby obviating the need for the appointment of a referee and a full disciplinary proceeding, we do not impose costs in this matter.”
Attorneys: For Complainant: Hendrix, Jonathan E., Madison; For Respondent: Reddin, William J., Madison; Soldon, Naomi E., Shorewood