Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Fisher (In re Fisher), 2021AP1996-D

CourtUnited States State Supreme Court of Wisconsin
Writing for the CourtPER CURIAM.
Citation401 Wis.2d 340,972 N.W.2d 628,2022 WI 20
Parties In the MATTER OF DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS AGAINST Scott D. FISHER, Attorney at Law: Office of Lawyer Regulation, Complainant, v. Scott D. Fisher, Respondent.
Docket Number2021AP1996-D
Decision Date19 April 2022

401 Wis.2d 340
972 N.W.2d 628
2022 WI 20

In the MATTER OF DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS AGAINST Scott D. FISHER, Attorney at Law:

Office of Lawyer Regulation, Complainant,
v.
Scott D. Fisher, Respondent.

No. 2021AP1996-D

Supreme Court of Wisconsin.

Opinion Filed: April 19, 2022


972 N.W.2d 629

ATTORNEY disciplinary proceeding. Attorney's license suspended.

PER CURIAM.

401 Wis.2d 340

¶1 The Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR) and Attorney Scott D. Fisher have filed a

401 Wis.2d 341

stipulation pursuant to Supreme Court Rule (SCR) 22.12 that Attorney Fisher's license to practice law in Wisconsin should be suspended for one year, as discipline reciprocal to that imposed by the Supreme Court of Iowa. After reviewing the matter, we approve the stipulation and impose the stipulated reciprocal discipline. Given the comprehensive stipulation, which avoided the need to litigate this matter and to appoint a referee, we impose no costs in this proceeding.

¶2 Attorney Fisher was admitted to practice law in Wisconsin in 2005. His Wisconsin law license is currently in good standing, but inactive. He was admitted to practice law in Iowa in 2007.

¶3 The OLR filed a complaint in this matter on November 17, 2021. The complaint alleged two counts of professional misconduct: (1) that by virtue of an October 15, 2021, one-year suspension of Attorney Fisher's Iowa law license by the Supreme Court of Iowa, Attorney Fisher was subject to reciprocal discipline in this state, pursuant to SCR 22.22(3), and (2) that Attorney Fisher failed to notify the OLR of the Iowa suspension within the required time, in violation of SCR 22.22(1).

¶4 On February 3, 2022, the OLR and Attorney Fisher filed a stipulation in which Attorney Fisher stipulated to the two counts set forth in the OLR's complaint. The OLR filed a memorandum in support of the stipulation.

¶5 The parties assert that the stipulation was not the result of plea bargaining. In the stipulation, Attorney Fisher states that he does not...

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