Neenah attorney admits to misconduct, agrees to license suspension.


Byline: Erika Strebel,

A Neenah attorney is agreeing to a 6-month license suspension and admitting that he broke three attorney-ethics rules.

The Office of Lawyer Regulation charged the solo-practitioner David Templeton on Dec. 27 with three counts of misconduct. The OLR alleges that Templeton's conduct leading up to a felony conviction in May amounted to a violation of the state's attorney-ethics rules.

Moreover, the OLR alleges Templeton practiced law while his license was suspended and failed to tell clients, the court and opposing counsel about the suspension.

The OLR asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to suspend Templeton's license for 6 months.

Templeton filed a hand-written letteron Jan. 7 answering the OLR's complaint and accepting the OLR's findings and recommendations.

"I believe they are fair and just and based on my actions," he wrote. "I take full responsibility and am sorry. I am a recovering addict with 16 months of sobriety. I go to counseling every week for my addiction."

Templeton and the OLR reached a stipulation filed Jan. 18 in which...

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