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2009AP773-D OLR v. Nunnery

Professional Responsibility

Where attorney Willie J. Nunnery is guilty of multiple aggravated acts of misconduct and has a history of discipline, revocation is appropriate.

“Attorney Nunnery’s professional misconduct requires the severest level of discipline that we impose, namely, the revocation of his license to practice law in Wisconsin. Attorney Nunnery has repeatedly failed to diligently pursue his clients’ cases, failed to keep clients informed, and ignored their repeated requests for information on their cases. Attorney Nunnery’s misconduct is aggravated by a number of factors. He has previously been disciplined. He has an established pattern of allowing his clients to believe he was pursuing claims on their behalf, when, in fact, he failed to work on their claims. He has committed multiple violations of supreme court rules and has repeatedly failed to cooperate with OLR in its investigations.”

“In considering the appropriate sanction we are mindful that we follow a practice of applying progressive penalties in successive misconduct cases. In Attorney Nunnery’s most recent disciplinary matters the OLR sought revocation but Attorney Nunnery obtained a lengthy suspension instead. No additional leniency is warranted now. Revocation is appropriate and we deny Attorney Nunnery’s request that we impose that revocation retroactive to an earlier date. We further determine that Attorney Nunnery should be required to pay the full costs of this matter. SCR 22.24(1m).”

2009AP773-D OLR v. Nunnery

Per Curiam.

Attorneys: For Appellant: Nunnery, Willie J., pro se; For Respondent: Spoke, Julie Marie, Madison

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