WI Court of Supreme Court
Case Name: Office of Lawyer Regulation v. John O. Ifediora
Case No.: 2022AP000041-D
Focus: Professional Misconduct – Costs
The supreme court reviews the recommendation of Referee James D. Friedman that the license of Attorney John O. Ifediora to practice law in Wisconsin be revoked due to professional misconduct. The referee also recommends that Attorney Ifediora pay the full costs of this proceeding, which are $12,305.23 as of July 12, 2023. Although Attorney Ifediora initially filed a notice of appeal of the referee’s decision, he voluntarily dismissed the appeal before any briefs were filed. Therefore, the supreme court’s review of the referee’s recommendation proceeds pursuant to Supreme Court Rule (SCR) 22.17(2).
The supreme court adopts the referee’s findings of fact and conclusions of law and agree that the seriousness of Ifediora’s professional misconduct warrants the revocation of his license to practice law. The supreme court also agrees that he should pay the full costs of this proceeding.