Attorney agreeing to discipline in Wisconsin over misconduct in Maryland.

Byline: Erika Strebel,

A Maryland attorney is agreeing to undergo disciplinary measures in Wisconsin for misconduct he committed in his home state.

In May, the Maryland Supreme Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, indefinitely suspended Joseph Laumann's license for breaking 16 of its attorney-ethics rules while representing four clients.

The Office of Lawyer Regulation filed a complaint in August charging Laumann with two counts of misconduct, alleging that Laumann had failed to report that he had been disciplined in Maryland and that Laumann is therefore subject to reciprocal discipline in Wisconsin.

The OLR had asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to suspend Laumann's license for six months as discipline reciprocal to what Maryland's high court had imposed. The agency is also asking the court to order Laumann to show cause as...

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