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State’s high court suspends Milton attorney’s license

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended a Milton attorney’s license for two years.

John Koenig, of Milton, has been licensed to practice law in Wisconsin since 1997, according to the Wisconsin State Bar website. He graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

According to an Office of Lawyer Regulation complaint filed in July, Koenig worked at Kohls & Associates LLC, Monona, from 2007 to 2013 during which he embezzled $39,920 in 37 separate instances from firm clients and acquaintances.

He would, according to the complaint, quote and collect fees larger than what he reported to the firm and have clients pay him directly, accept payments from the firm’s clients without the firm’s knowledge and used company time and supplies during office hours doing legal work for acquaintances, according to the complaint.

Koenig was fired in August 2013 after the firm discovered he had been embezzling money. He forfeited his last paycheck, $27,900, from the firm, according to court documents.

Koenig filed an answer to the OLR complaint on July 29, admitting to all the allegations in the complaint.

He could not immediately be reached for comment.

The justices granted the OLR’s request for court to suspend Koenig’s license for two years. The court also ordered him to pay $12,020 in restitution to Kohls & Associates.


About Erika Strebel, erika.strebel@wislawjournal.com

Erika Strebel is the law beat reporter for the Wisconsin Law Journal and a law school student at UW-Madison. She can be reached at 414-225-1825.

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