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Drug, sexual assault charges prompt OLR to ask for 30-month suspension

Madison attorney Jon Evenson, who in 2014 pleaded guilty to a drug charge and two counts of sexual assault, now faces a 30-month suspension of his law license.

According to an Office of Lawyer Regulation complaint filed Dec. 17, Evenson, in the early morning hours of Sept. 5, 2013, approached “an obviously intoxicated” 22-year-old woman outside a bar on State Street in Madison and convinced her to come with him to his downtown Madison law firm. There, according to the complaint, Evenson provided the woman with the drug Molly, commonly known as ecstasy, and wine. The two then had sex at his office, as well as later at the woman’s home.

Upon waking, the woman, identified only as E.V. in the complaint, recalled little about the events that transpired, and notified the police.

The Dane County District Attorney on Sept. 27, 2013, charged Evenson with delivery of a schedule I drug and six counts of second-degree sexual assault, according to the complaint. Evenson, pursuant to a plea arrangement, pleaded guilty Sept. 26 to one count of delivery of a schedule I drug and two counts of fourth-degree sexual assault.

The court imposed a six-year sentence (three years prison, three years extended supervision) and two consecutive nine-month jail terms, according to the complaint, but stayed the sentences and imposed a three-year probation terms and nine months of jail with Huber privileges.

As a result, the OLR has asked the state Supreme Court to suspend Evenson’s license for 30 months.

Evenson could not immediately be reached for comment.

His license was suspended in June for failure to comply with continuing legal education requirements and has been suspended since Oct. 31 for failure to pay dues, according to the OLR complaint.

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