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Maine lawyer faced with suspension of Wisconsin license

By: Dan Shaw, [email protected]//August 21, 2019//

Maine lawyer faced with suspension of Wisconsin license

By: Dan Shaw, [email protected]//August 21, 2019//

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A Maine lawyer is faced with the suspension of his Wisconsin law license as a reciprocal disciplinary measure for failing to report professional misconduct in Maine.

Jeffrey P. White, of Auburn, Maine, was found responsible on July 11 for four counts of violating the Maine Rules of Professional Conduct. Among other things, he was found to have failed to prepare an easement and deed he had been hired to work on, to diligently defend a foreclosure action and to disclose to a court the $25,000 to $30,000 worth of fees he had received from a bankruptcy case. White was also given a public reprimand for attempting to submit into evidence an affidavit that had not been reviewed or signed by his client.

As result of the ruling, White’s Maine law license was suspended for nine months. White went on to fail to meet his obligation to tell Wisconsin officials of this license suspension in another state within 20 days. Wisconsin’s Office of Lawyer Regulation is now asking the state Supreme Court to suspend his Wisconsin license for the same amount of time.

The OLR’s complaint notes that White’s Wisconsin law license has in fact been suspended since 2010 for failing to pay bar dues and certify trust-account information. He has no previous disciplinary history in this state.

White did not respond to a phone call or email seeking comment.


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