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High court dismisses misconduct charges against Milwaukee attorney

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has dismissed a complaint the Office Lawyer of Regulation filed this year against a Milwaukee attorney. The OLR had alleged in a complaint filed last year that Benjamin Harris had committed four counts of misconduct stemming from his handling of an Oconto County couple’s lawsuit against an investment adviser. According to the allegations, Harris failed to ...

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Milwaukee attorney wants leniency from court in disciplinary proceeding

A Milwaukee attorney who faces a three-year suspension is asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to dole out less punishment than what lawyer-regulators are asking for and what a referee might recommend. The Office of Lawyer Regulation filed a complaint against the Milwaukee attorney Thomas Vaitys in June alleging 19 charges of misconduct arising from his representation of a single client in a ...

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Beloit attorney responds to misconduct allegations

A Beloit attorney facing a two-month license suspension is admitting to allegations of misconduct but contending that she does not need to pay restitution to clients. The Office of Lawyer Regulation filed a complaint in September charging Suzanne Kitto with five counts of misconduct, all of which stemmed from collection work she had done starting in 2013 on a land contract ...

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Former Stafford Rosenbaum partner admits to misconduct charges

A Madison lawyer facing allegations of converting money belonging to her former employer is admitting to those allegations. The Office of Lawyer Regulation filed a complaint in June charging Amie Trupke with breaking two rules of attorney conduct while she was a partner at Madison-based Stafford Rosenbaum. According to her LinkedIn profile, she worked for the firm from June 2002 ...

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Green Bay attorney lawyers up to fight misconduct charges

A Green Bay lawyer has lawyered up and is denying allegations that he committed 28 counts of misconduct. The Office of Lawyer Regulation filed a complaint in September against Cole White of White Law Offices, alleging that White had violated lawyer-ethics rules 28 times while representing four clients in different cases. Among other things, White was alleged to have filed ...

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Fitchburg mayor challenging recommendation for public reprimand

A Madison attorney who is also the mayor of Fitchburg is challenging a recommendation that he be publicly reprimanded. The Office of Lawyer Regulation filed charges last year against Jason Gonzalez, who was then an alderman. The OLR alleged Gonzalez had committed nine counts of misconduct arising from his handling of two clients’ cases, including failing to do legal research, ...

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