Wisconsin Supreme Court
Professional Responsibility – Public reprimand
Where attorney Richard W. Steffes failed to comply with rules governing trust accounts, a public reprimand is appropriate.
“The OLR appeals neither the referee’s findings and conclusions regarding the alleged counts of misconduct, nor her recommendation for a public reprimand. The record here supports the referee’s findings and conclusions and the referee has substantiated her recommendation for a public reprimand. The court therefore accepts and adopts the referee’s findings, conclusions, and recommendation for a public reprimand.”
2012AP2350-D OLR v. Steffes