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State’s high court suspends attorneys’ licenses

By: Jack Zemlicka, [email protected]//February 9, 2012

State’s high court suspends attorneys’ licenses

By: Jack Zemlicka, [email protected]//February 9, 2012

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday issued two disciplinary orders.

The first was a four-month suspension of Prescott attorney Warren Brandt, of Brandt Law Office SC, in connection with his sixth drunken driving conviction.

Four of the offenses occurred in Minnesota and two in Wisconsin, according to the order.

The last offense, on Jan. 26, 2010, resulted in a felony conviction in Minnesota, and Brandt was sentenced to seven years probation with conditions of 180 days in jail, work release and a $900 fine.

The Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation filed a complaint in July and alleged that Brandt’s history of DUI convictions adversely reflected his ability to practice law.

Brandt previously received two public and two private reprimands from the Supreme Court and stipulated to the four-month suspension.

The court also added a series of conditions to the suspension, including alcohol treatment and supervision.

The suspension takes effect March 12.

• In the other disciplinary order, the Supreme Court suspended the law license of Arizona-based attorney Katharine Taber for one year, effective Thursday.

Taber failed to respond to a request from the court to show cause why her license should not be reciprocally suspended in Wisconsin, after receiving an “interim suspension” in July 2010 from the Arizona Supreme Court for the unauthorized practice of law.

According to the order, Taber represented three clients after her Arizona law license had been suspended in 2009 for non-payment of dues.

She was admitted to practice in Wisconsin in 1991 and her license is currently administratively suspended for delinquent Continuing Legal Education credits and non-payment of dues.


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