Wisconsin Supreme Court
Professional Responsibility — suspension
Where attorney Steven T. Berman was convicted of securities fraud, a two-year suspension is appropriate.
“Having carefully considered this matter, we approve the stipulation and adopt the stipulated facts and legal conclusion of professional misconduct. We also agree that, given the serious nature of the misconduct, a two-year suspension of Attorney Berman’s license to practice law is appropriate. We note that we have previously imposed similar suspensions in cases where attorneys have been convicted in federal court of ‘white collar’ crimes. See, e.g., In re Disciplinary Proceedings Against Stern, 2013 WI 46, 347 Wis.2d 552, 830 N.W.2d 674; In re Disciplinary Proceedings Against Henningsen, 2004 WI 119, 275 Wis.2d 285, 685 N.W.2d 523.”
Attorneys: For Complainant: Weigel, William J., Madison; Bedker, William F., Watertown; For Respondent: Berman, Steven T., pro se