A referee is recommending that the Wisconsin Supreme Court publicly reprimand a Green Bay attorney over her alleged involvement in an illegal debt-refinancing scheme.
The recommendation was filed on June 28 and stems from a complaint the Office of Lawyer Regulation filed in June 2015 charging Tiffany Luther with 13 counts of misconduct and asking that her license be suspended for 18 months. The charges arose from her involvement in Morgan Drexen, a California-based debt-settlement company operating under the guise of a legal services provider that operated an illegal debt-relief scheme in Wisconsin. The OLR later amended the complaint to allege 10 charges of misconduct.
Luther and the OLR reached a stipulation in May in which Luther agreed that she had committed the 10 counts of misconduct and the OLR recommended that the referee in the case, Jonathan Goodman, find that a public reprimand would be sufficient discipline.
Goodman, in a two-page report dated June 28, agreed, finding that Luther, because of the stipulation, had violated the rules and noting that Luther, who graduated from Marquette University Law School in 2000, had no disciplinary history.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court will review Goodman’s findings and issue a final decision in the matter.