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Lawyer ‘Consistently’ in Ethical Hot Water Gets License Revoked

June 9, 2021, 3:44 PM

A Wisconsin lawyer previously suspended and reprimanded over ethical lapses had his license revoked after new allegations surfaced.

Christopher Petros “appears uninterested in honest, responsible advocacy, and tends to dodge or disappear altogether when called to account for his actions,” the Wisconsin Supreme Court said Wednesday, adding that he’s “consistently been in ethical trouble.”

The most recent allegations included practicing while suspended and acting dishonestly, after he allegedly accepted a $5,000 fee from a client’s father even though he’d been appointed by a public defender, the court said.

Petros repeatedly failed to engage with the office of lawyer regulation regarding ...

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