A Hubertus attorney currently serving a six-month suspension is now facing several more allegations of misconduct from the state’s Office of Lawyer Regulation.
Everett Wood, of Everett Wood Law Office SC, faces seven counts of professional misconduct stemming from his handling of a lawsuit and the subsequent settlement between his client and a construction company between 2010 and 2012, according to an OLR complaint filed Monday.
The OLR alleges Wood did not provide a client with a written fee agreement and did not keep his client informed about the status of a settlement payment. The attorney also did not hold his client’s payment in trust, and failed to respond to the client’s complaint to the OLR in a timely manner, according to the complaint.
The new allegations are the most recent troubles for the Hubertus attorney. Wood, who was admitted to the State Bar of Wisconsin in 1992, was disciplined by the Wisconsin Supreme Court in January for 28 counts of misconduct for cases involving six clients.
The misconduct charges included lack of diligence, failure to cooperate with an OLR investigation and continuing to practice law despite a brief suspension in June 2009.
In addition to the suspension, which began March 1, the state’s high court ordered Wood to pay about $20,000 to the OLR for the costs of the proceeding, as well as more than $750 in restitution to his former clients.
Wood did not immediately return messages left Tuesday and Wednesday.