Milwaukee attorney with series of ethics violations to be punished Wednesday.


Byline: Michaela Paukner,

A Milwaukee criminal-defense attorney hit with a series of attorney-ethics violations will learn of his latest punishment next week.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is planning to release its decision on punishment for Peter Kovac on Wednesday. Kovac was charged by theOffice of Lawyer Regulation with five attorney-ethics violations in October 2018. He is alleged to have failed to have a client sign a written fee agreement and to have refused to turn over case files in two matters. The OLR is asking for a six-month law license suspension as punishment.

At the time of those charges, Kovac was also defending himself from misconduct charges filed in 2016,less than a year after the justices had banned him from practicing law for 90 days foradditional violations.

Kovac blamed the 2016 misconduct...

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