Former Doyle chief legal counsel faced with 2nd license suspension.

 
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Byline: Michaela Paukner, mpaukner@wislawjournal.com

An attorney who used to workasGov. Jim Doyle'schief legal counsel and deputy chief of staffis faced witha second suspension of his law license. The Office of Lawyer Regulation filed a complaint against Stanley Davis of The Davis Group, alleging he had taken clients' money without doing the work he had promised.

Davis is already the subject of a disciplinary proceeding alleging 20 counts of misconduct, which could result in a 90-day license suspension.

The latest complaint, filed in late December, listed details of Davis' alleged misconduct while working with clients in 2017 and 2018. In one case, Davis stands accused of taking $3,500 in advanced fees to pursue a public-records request anda civil claim against the state of Wisconsin. Davis, according to the OLR, never sent the client the information obtained by the records request and didn't file the civil claim within the appropriate amount of time.

In August 2017, the National Association to Stop Guardian Abuse hired Davis to represent the organization in an ongoing dispute with another advocacy group, Kasem Cares. Davis received $15,000 in advanced fees and agreed to send Kasem Cares a cease-and-desist letter, pursue legal action if the group didn't comply and pursue civil actions against it...

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