Wisconsin Supreme Court
Professional Responsibility — suspension
Where attorney John Miller Carroll has a lengthy history of prior discipline, and committed seven acts of misconduct, a five-month suspension is appropriate.
“Since no two cases are precisely analogous, there is no ‘standard’ sanction for particular misconduct. Nevertheless, the sanctions imposed in prior cases are instructive in fashioning an appropriate remedy for the case at hand. Attorney Carroll has been practicing law for 25 years. He has been privately reprimanded on two occasions, publicly reprimanded on two occasions, and was previously suspended for one year. Ten years have elapsed since he was last sanctioned. The professional misconduct at issue here occurred in 2007. Upon consideration of all of the facts of this particular case, we agree with the referee that a five-month suspension of Attorney Carroll’s license to practice law in Wisconsin is an appropriate sanction.”
Attorneys: For Complainant: Weigel, William J., Madison; Seibold, Gregory P., Florence; For Respondent: Stanton, Marie A., Madison; Carroll, John M., Appleton; Williams, Jack Donald, Madison