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Attorney faces discipline in Wisconsin over Minnesota misconduct

A Minnesota lawyer faces discipline in Wisconsin over misconduct he committed in his home state.

The Minnesota justices in July indefinitely suspended Tracy Eichhorn-Hicks’ license in July and banned Eichorn-Hicks from petitioning for reinstatement for 120 days. The court found that he had violated three of Minnesota’s attorney-ethics rules.

The Office of Lawyer Regulation filed a complaint on Dec. 11 charging Eichhorn-Hicks with two counts of misconduct.

The OLR alleges that Eichhorn-Hicks is subject to reciprocal discipline for committing misconduct in another state and that he failed to report to the OLR that he had been disciplined, as required by the Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules.

The OLR is asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to suspend Eichhorn-Hicks’ Wisconsin license for 120 days and adopt conditions for reinstatement imposed by the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Eichhorn-Hicks, who earned his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School, has been licensed in Wisconsin since 1984 and licensed in Minnesota since 1975. His Wisconsin license has been suspended since Oct. 31 for failing to pay mandatory bar dues and certify his trust-account information.

Wisconsin’s high court suspended Eichhorn-Hicks’ license for a year in 2012 in response to discipline the Minnesota Supreme Court imposed on Eichhorn-Hicks in 2000 and 2009.


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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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