Wisconsin Supreme Court
Professional Responsibility — suspension
Where attorney Vladimir M. Gorokhovsky was convicted of three counts of domestic violence, and made false statements to a court, a 60-day suspension is appropriate.
“We further decide, contrary to the referee’s recommendation, that a 60-day license suspension is appropriate. A 60-day suspension is required by the serious nature of the misconduct and Attorney Gorokhovsky’s previous disciplinary history. Attorney Gorokhovsky stands convicted of two counts of battery and one count of disorderly conduct, all as acts of domestic abuse. Domestic violence is an undisputedly serious crime that reflects adversely on Attorney Gorokhovsky’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer in other respects. In addition, Attorney Gorokhovsky made intentionally false, deceitful statements to the Illinois court. While it may have been true that Attorney Gorokhovsky was suffering from an outbreak of psoriasis during the relevant time period, this outbreak was not so debilitating as to require him to refrain from participating ‘in any litigation-related activities,’ as he told the Illinois court. Attorney Gorokhovsky’s litigation efforts in other cases, including his own, contradicted his representation to the Illinois court.”
Attorneys: For Complainant: Weigel, William J., Price, Matthew J., Milwaukee; For Respondent: Gorokhovsky, Vladimir, Mequon