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Supreme Court to decide on 2nd license revocation for Whitefish Bay lawyer

The Whitefish Bay lawyer Theodore Mazza will soon find out if his law license will be revoked for a second time.

On Tuesday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court is scheduled to release its opinion in the Office of Lawyer Regulation’s case against Mazza, who practices at the Law Offices of Rummel & Mazza.

The OLR filed a complaint against Mazza in March 2019, accusing him of 13 attorney-ethics violations. The charges included neglecting his clients, taking their money for himself and lying to OLR investigators about his behavior.

In one case, the OLR said Mazza withdrew money from a client’s account for his own use or the use of other people, and transferred the money into his business or personal account.

The OLR is asking the state Supreme Court to revoke Mazza’s license and order him to pay $19,600 in restitution.

This would be Mazza’s second license revocation. The high court revoked his license in 1984 over his conviction on a criminal charge of conspiracy to commit theft as a party to the crime, in part because of an alcohol addiction. The court reinstated his license in 2002.

He was also indefinitely suspended from practice in 1978 for neglecting client matters and misusing client money.


About Michaela Paukner, mpaukner@wislawjournal.com

Michaela Paukner is the legal reporter for the Wisconsin Law Journal. She can be reached at (414) 225-1825 or by email at mpaukner@wislawjournal.com.

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