Wisconsin Supreme Court
Professional Responsibility — suspension
Where attorney Nikola P. Kostich failed to communicate with a client for months, a 60-day suspension is appropriate.
“Although Attorney Kostich maintains that L.P. was not harmed in any way by his failure to communicate with her, it is reasonable to assume that his failure to respond to dozens of messages left by L.P. and her mother caused L.P., who was facing federal felony counts that carried mandatory terms of imprisonment, acute distress. We agree with the referee that a 60-day suspension of Attorney Kostich’s license is an appropriate sanction for his misconduct.”
Attorneys: For Appellant: Wasserman, Lew A., Milwaukee; For Respondent: Krohn, Robert G., Edgerton; Weigel, William J., Madison