“In this case we conclude that the one-year suspension sought by the Board is appropriate. First, the misconduct committed by Attorney Carroll was serious and extensive. In particular, it demonstrated a pattern of deception and misdealing with clients that runs to the very heart of the integrity of the attorney-client relationship. Second, given the number of violations found here, as well as the previous violations for which Attorney Carroll was reprimanded, it is apparent that there is a substantial need for others to be protected from his propensity for misconduct. Third, it is equally apparent, given his three prior reprimands, that Attorney Carroll has a substantial disregard for the rules of professional conduct and likely will commit future violations unless a serious sanction is imposed now.
Finally, if we allow this misconduct to pass without a substantial sanction, we will have sent the wrong message to the attorneys of this state with respect to their obligation under the rules.”
Board of Attorneys Professional Responsibility; Per Curiam
For Appellant: Gregg Herman, Matthew J. Price, Milwaukee
For Respondent: John Miller Carroll, pro se