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Court revokes law license of Stevens Point attorney convicted of sexually assaulting wife

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has revoked the law license of a Stevens Point attorney who is serving 30 years in prison for sexually assaulting his wife.

On Wednesday, the court announced a retroactive revocation for David G. Dudas. In 2014, Dudas was convicted of 30 felony and misdemeanor charges, including multiple counts of sexual assault, strangulation and suffocation, and battery. A judge sentenced him to 30 years in prison and 10 years of extended supervision following his release.

The state Supreme Court suspended his law license after he was convicted, and the OLR then asked for a license revocation. The matter was put on hold for years while Dudas pursued postconviction relief.

According to the Wednesday decision, the Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of conviction in February 2020, and the stay on the disciplinary hearing was lifted in October.

Dudas and the OLR filed a stipulation a few days after the stay was lifted. The opinion said Dudas had entered a no contest plea to the complaint and agreed that he had committed one count of misconduct related to criminal acts. He said revocation was the proper disciplinary action, and the state Supreme Court agreed.

“Given the extreme seriousness of the felony criminal convictions that underlie the misconduct allegation contained in the OLR’s complaint, we agree that the revocation of Attorney Dudas’ license to practice law in this state is an appropriate level of discipline,” the opinion said.

The revocation is retroactive to May 21, 2014, which is when the high court first suspended Dudas’ law license following his conviction. The matter was resolved without a referee, so Dudas has no need to pay costs.

Wisconsin Department of Corrections records show Dudas is incarcerated at the Dodge Correctional Institution. His mandatory release/extended supervision date is April 2044.


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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