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Misuse of the disciplinary system: When squealing isn’t appealing

Remember when you were a kid and tattling was an art form? Perhaps you were the tattle-tale, never hesitating to rat out a classmate for flooding the sink again, or to throw your brother under the bus for breaking a lamp. Or, perhaps you were the told-on; somehow your little sister found out everything you were doing wrong and let ...

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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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