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Sheboygan attorney faces public reprimand for OWIs

A Sheboygan attorney faces a conditional public reprimand for being convicted a fourth time of drunken driving.

Robert Horsch has been licensed to practice law in Wisconsin since 2003. He earned his law degree from the University of Dayton School of Law.

According to the State Bar and Office of Lawyer Regulation websites, Horsch’s law license is currently suspended for failure to pay dues and report completion of continuing legal-education requirements. He has been privately reprimanded for practicing law while his license was suspended and for being convicted of drunken driving.

Horsch was convicted in 1999, 2012 and 2010 for drunken driving.

According to an OLR complaint filed Monday, he was convicted of his fourth OWI in April and of driving with a suspended driver’s license. He was sentenced to eight months in jail, with Huber privileges, and his driver’s license was revoked for three years.

The OLR alleges that Horsch did not notify the OLR or the Supreme Court Clerk of his convictions, violating Supreme Court rules. The OLR also contends that Horsch refused to cooperate with its investigation into the convictions earlier this year.

In all, the OLR alleges he committed three counts of misconduct.

The OLR is asking that the court publicly reprimand Horsch and require him to participate in a drug-abuse and mental-health assessment, submit to drug monitoring for two years, and abstain from alcohol and drug use while being monitored.

Horsch could not immediately be reached for comment.


About Erika Strebel, [email protected]

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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