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Mar 8, 2024

Racine attorney who defended drug, child abuse, sex crimes has license suspended indefinitely

Patton's practice ranged from defending sex offenders and domestic violence offenders to defending those accused of drug crimes and child abuse.

Mar 5, 2024

Wisconsin alum turned Maryland attorney loses law license for 6 months

Maryland Attorney Erick R. Tyrone won't be practicing law for the next six months in Maryland; Washington, D.C.; or Wisconsin, pursuant to rulings from the Court of Appeals of Maryland, Supreme Court of Wisconsin and a D.C. court.

Mar 1, 2024

Milwaukee attorney loses law license in scathing Supreme Court decision

Milwaukee Attorney Paul Strouse won’t be practicing law anytime soon in the Badger State after the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued a scathing decision revoking his law license recently. “Attorney Strouse’s misconduct is disturbing,” the Wisconsin Supreme Court said in a per curiam opinion. “Attorney Strouse appears uninterested in honest, responsible advocacy, and tend[...]

Feb 15, 2024

Disbarred Wisconsin attorney claims OLR mistakes

A former University of Wisconsin-Platteville professor who had his law license rescinded last month calls the process a “farce.”

Steven D. Johnson
Sep 12, 2023

Appleton attorney who allegedly beat his wife, kids and abused his legal assistant had OLR hearing Wednesday

Johnson, who is white, says his use of the "n" word is "kind of a term of endearment between minority men and a quote from a movie."

Jun 16, 2023

Day 3: State Bar of Wisconsin Annual Meeting and Conference in Milwaukee

The third day of the State Bar of Wisconsin's Annual Meeting and Conference in Milwaukee began with an opening plenary session on ethics.

Daniel Steffen Sentenced
Apr 27, 2023

Former Burnett County ADA convicted of 3 felony counts of representations depicting nudity

Bond was revoked and the defendant was remanded into the custody of the sheriff pending sentencing. A scheduling conference via zoom will be held on May 1 at 1 p.m. to schedule sentencing.

Daniel Steffen Sentenced
Apr 26, 2023

Former Wis. assistant district attorney remains in good standing while on trial for secret sexual recordings

The trial began Monday, April 24, for former Burnett County Assistant District Attorney Daniel P. Steffen.

Mar 16, 2023

Courts (and the legal field in its entirety) should choose civility

There are frequent reminders for lawyers in Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs and articles on the importance of civility among adversaries. Civility, like all good lessons, should flow from the top down, as children learn from their parents. In law, that means civility starts with the judges and court commissioners.

Feb 13, 2023

Panel scolds Wisconsin justice for remarks in Trump case

A judicial oversight commission has dismissed a complaint against a liberal-leaning Wisconsin Supreme Court justice who accused an attorney for former President Donald Trump of making racist contentions and trying to protect his "king" in a case challenging the 2020 election results in the battleground state.

Brett Blomme
Nov 27, 2022

Wisconsin Supreme Court revokes former judge’s law license

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has revoked a law license from a former Milwaukee County juvenile court judge who had pleaded guilty to federal charges of transmitting child pornography.

Oct 14, 2022

Sex harassment results in lawyer discipline

A rare complaint to the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility based on sexual misconduct has resulted in a stipulation for settlement and an expedited Minnesota Supreme Court hearing.


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