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Professional Responsibility — suspension

Wisconsin Supreme Court


Professional Responsibility — suspension

Where attorney Barry Lesieur has failed to comply with orders from a previous disciplinary action, his license is suspended until he complies.

“We turn now to the appropriate sanction that should be imposed as a result of Attorney LeSieur’s noncompliance with our orders. Attorney LeSieur has been convicted on three occasions of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and was arrested on suspicion of that offense on two other occasions that did not result in valid convictions. Attorney LeSieur’s record indicates a potential problem with alcohol and other addictive or mood-altering medications. He claimed during the initial disciplinary proceeding that he has not consumed alcohol since 2006. If that is accurate, he is to be commended. His refraining from alcohol indicates some recognition that he has problems in this area that require affirmative steps. On the other hand, his actions since the release of LeSieur I indicate repeated attempts to thwart the monitoring of his condition by the OLR and its designee. One who is truly eager to overcome any problems with alcohol or mood-altering medications would welcome assistance, but Attorney LeSieur has frustrated the efforts of this court, the referee, and WisLAP to ensure that he remains on a productive path. This is a troubling pattern.”

2007AP2763-D OLR v. LeSieur

Per Curiam.

Attorneys: For Complainant: St. Ores, Sheryl A., Madison; For Respondent: LeSieur, Barry, Lac du Flambeau

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