Byline: Derek Hawkins
WI Supreme Court
Case Name: Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Ricardo Perez
Case No.: 2019 WI 99
Focus: Attorney Disciplinary Hearing
We review Referee Kim M. Peterson's report and recommendation that the court declare Attorney Ricardo Perez in default and suspend his license to practice law in Wisconsin for a period of nine months for professional misconduct in connection with his representation of four clients. The referee also recommended that Attorney Perez pay the full costs of this proceeding, which are $1,957.12 as of August 21, 2019.
Since no appeal has been filed, we review the referee's report pursuant to Supreme Court Rule (SCR) 22.17(2). After reviewing the matter, we agree with the referee that, based on Attorney Perez's failure to answer the Office of Lawyer Regulation's (OLR) complaint, the OLR is entitled to a default judgment. We also agree with the referee that a nine-month suspension...