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Chicago, Maine attorneys learn Tuesday if they’ll lose Wisconsin licenses

A Chicago attorney and a Maine attorney will learn if they’ll lose their Wisconsin licenses on Tuesday.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is scheduled to release opinions in three Office of Lawyer Regulation cases, including two reciprocal discipline cases involving Nicholas Kefalos of Chicago and Jeffrey White of Auburn, Maine.

Kefalos could lose his Wisconsin license for six months. The Illinois Supreme Court suspended his Illinois license in March for neglecting three clients, failing to refund unearned fees that he charged to those clients and failing to cooperate with Illinois lawyer regulators. In May, the Wisconsin OLR charged Kefalos with two counts of misconduct as reciprocal discipline for his Illinois violations. The OLR is asking the high court to suspend Kefalos’ license for six months.

Wisconsin’s high court will also rule in Jeffrey White’s reciprocal discipline case Tuesday. White is a lawyer in Auburn, Maine. A court suspended his Maine license for nine months for professional misconduct, including failing to report as much as $30,000 worth of fees he received in a bankruptcy case. The Wisconsin OLR is asking the state to suspend his Wisconsin license for the same amount of time.

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Michaela Paukner is the legal reporter for the Wisconsin Law Journal. She can be reached at (414) 225-1825 or by email at [email protected]

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