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High court suspends Minn. lawyer’s Wis. law license

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has suspended a Minnesota lawyer’s Wisconsin law license for six months.

Wednesday’s discipline stems from an OLR complaint filed April 6 in Wisconsin, alleging six counts of misconduct involving a settlement Amoun Sayaovong failed to pay to three of his clients and for practicing while his license was administratively suspended in October 2013 for failing to pay bar dues.

The complaint also asked the Supreme Court to suspend his license for six months.

The justices agreed and also held Sayaovong in default for failing to respond to the OLR’s complaint and for failure to appear at hearings related to the complaint.

According to the State Bar and Wisconsin Court System websites, Sayaovong’s work address is in St. Paul, Minn. But according to an Office of Lawyer Regulation complaint, the address does not exist  and he has listed a Milwaukee address in some correspondence.  Sayaovong previously had a website and phone number that place him in Milwaukee.

He could not be reached Wednesday at the number listed with the State Bar and the OLR.

Sayaovong was publicly reprimanded in 2014 for mishandling immigration and Social Security cases. He also has not paid mandatory bar dues or fulfilled continuing legal education requirements, according to the State Bar website.

Sayaovong graduated from the University of Michigan in 2006 and was admitted to practice law in Wisconsin in 2007.


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