Wisconsin Supreme Court
Professional Responsibility — suspension
Where attorney Randi H. Hubatch was convicted of armed robbery, a three-year suspension is appropriate.
“Having carefully considered this matter, we approve the stipulation and adopt the stipulated facts and legal conclusion of professional misconduct. We also agree that, given the serious nature of the misconduct, a three-year suspension of Attorney Hubatch’s license to practice law is appropriate. We note that we have previously imposed three-year license suspensions in cases where attorneys have been convicted of criminal offenses. For example, in In re Disciplinary Proceedings Against Calhoun, 196 Wis. 2d 665, 538 N.W.2d 797 (1995), an attorney’s license was suspended for three years as discipline for conduct that resulted in two convictions for possession and delivery of cocaine and for numerous misrepresentations to the sentencing court, the prosecutor, and physicians regarding the attorney’s use of cocaine and the type of treatment he had pursued for his addiction. In the instant case, we find that a three-year suspension of Attorney Hubatch’s license to practice law will protect the public, the courts and the legal system from repetition of the misconduct, will impress upon Attorney Hubatch the seriousness of his misconduct, and will deter other attorneys from committing similar misconduct.”
Attorneys: For Complainant: Weigel, William J., Madison; For Respondent: Hubatch, Randi H., Madison