Wisconsin Supreme Court
Professional Responsibility — reinstatement
Where attorney Stephen M. Compton has met the requirements set, his license is reinstated.
“This court has carefully evaluated whether Attorney Compton has indeed met the requirements for the reinstatement of his license to practice law in Wisconsin, and we conclude that he has. The behavior that led to his 2010 suspension was very serious. However, Attorney Compton acknowledged the wrongfulness of his conduct, voluntarily entered into a rehabilitation program, and, according to everyone who testified at the hearing on the reinstatement petition, he has in fact turned his life around and is ready to resume the practice of law. We agree with the referee that Attorney Compton has met his burden of proof with respect to all elements needed to justify his reinstatement. We stress that we expect the exemplary behavior which Attorney Compton has exhibited during the period of his suspension to continue once he resumes the practice of law.”
Attorneys: For Complainant: Weigel, William J., Madison; For Respondent: Compton, Stephen M., Hartland