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Supreme Court revokes Wis. attorney’s license

A 59-page complaint from the Office of Lawyer Regulation, containing 34 counts of misconduct in violation of 14 different Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys, resulted in the revocation of Alexis Michael’s law license.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court imposed the sanction Friday against the Milwaukee lawyer.

In its order, the court stated that since 2006, Michael engaged in “repeated, aggravated and sometimes disturbing conduct.”

OLR allegations focused on Michael’s failure to pay $6,589.08 to employees of a bed and breakfast she and her husband owned and operated in Oconomowoc.

According to the court order, the OLR complaint also alleged that Michael engaged in a variety of misconduct to avoid paying contractors for work at the bed and breakfast and to onsite managers of a Watertown apartment building she owned in part.

In 2007, the couple managing the apartment building informed Michael they no longer wanted to manage the site after approximately one year and demanded $2,600 in compensation for work done preparing units for rent.

According to the order, Michael refused to pay and damaged the truck of one of the managers and also posted notices throughout the complex making misrepresentations about the couple, including claims that the man suffered from severe alcohol and cocaine addiction.

On Oct. 31, 2007, Michael’s license to practice law in Wisconsin was suspended for nonpayment of State Bar dues.

Michael failed to defend the allegations presented by OLR and the court entered a default judgment in the revocation of her law license.

Michael was also ordered to pay $6,853.80 for costs of the proceeding.

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