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High court revokes Baraboo attorney’s license, orders him to pay thousands in restitution

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has revoked the license of a Baraboo family attorney at his request and ordered him to pay thousands in restitution to some clients.

Last week’s disciplinary action stems from a petition Jeffrey Blessinger, of Blessigner Law Office, filed in October, asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to revoke his license because he could not defend himself from allegations stemming from seven separate investigations by the Office of Lawyer Regulation.

The seven investigations involved seven clients and matters that occurred from 2013 to 2017. According to the allegations, Blessinger had failed to refund money clients had paid him even though he had done no work on their cases, failed to represent clients diligently and promptly, failed to define the scope of representation in writing for his clients and failed to cooperate with the OLR’s investigations.

In addition to revoking Blessinger’s license on Dec. 21, the high court ordered Blessinger to pay nearly $13,000 in total restitution to three of his clients and the Wisconsin Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection.

The court has not previously disciplined Blessinger, who earned his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1996.

His license has been administratively suspended for failing to pay dues, failing to certify his trust account and failing to aid the OLR in its investigation of his conduct.

About Erika Strebel,

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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