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A former University of Wisconsin-Platteville professor who had his law license rescinded last month calls the process a “farce.”

Feb 13, 2024

Sexual relationship with client draws discipline in Iowa, Minnesota

Kylie Liu, who was suspended in Iowa for having sex with a client she represented in a family law matter, will also be prohibited from practice in Minnesota.

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Bond was revoked and the defendant was remanded into the custody of the sheriff pending sentencing.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.

Lawyer Discipline
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.

Office of Lawyer Regulation
Jun 8, 2022

Lawyer loses license over physically assaulting, threatening ex-girlfriend

A criminal-defense attorney is losing his law license after threatening to use former criminal defendants to cause harm to an ex-girlfriend, physically assaulting her, making hundreds of unwanted phone calls to her and threatening to send harmful information to her employer, among other things.

Office of Lawyer Regulation
Apr 19, 2022

OLR: Good standing attorney receives one year suspension

A lawyer with admission to practice in Wisconsin and Iowa received a one-year suspension of his Wisconsin license, despite being inactive but in good standing.

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