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In re Disciplinary Proceedings against Jones

Supreme Court of Wisconsin

October 18, 2016

In the Matter of Disciplinary Proceedings Against Harvey N. Jones, Attorney at Law:
v.
Harvey N. Jones, Respondent. Office of Lawyer Regulation, Complainant,

         DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS AGAINST JONES

         ATTORNEY disciplinary proceeding. Attorney's license revoked.

          PER CURIAM

         ¶l The Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR) and Attorney Harvey N. Jones have filed a stipulation pursuant to Supreme Court Rule (SCR) 22.12 that Attorney Jones' license to practice law in this state should be revoked, as discipline reciprocal to that imposed by the Minnesota Supreme Court. After careful review of the matter, we approve the stipulation and impose the stipulated reciprocal discipline. The OLR does not seek the imposition of costs, and we do not impose costs.

         ¶2 Attorney Jones was admitted to practice law in Wisconsin in August 1984. He was admitted to practice law in Minnesota in 1974.

         ¶3 Attorney Jones' Wisconsin disciplinary history consists of an administrative suspension on October 31, 2011 for failure to pay State Bar dues, failure to comply with the OLR trust account certification, and failure to comply with continuing legal education requirements. His Wisconsin law license remains suspended.

         ¶4 On July 31, 2013, the Minnesota Supreme Court disbarred Attorney Jones based on the following violations:

• Count One: Jones' misappropriation of client and non-client funds of at least $51, 142.03 on at least 20 occasions over a period of 20 months was in violation of Minn. R. Prof. Conduct 1.15(a), (c)(3) and (c)(4) and 8.4 (c) .
• Count Two: Jones' repeated failure to respond to requests for meetings and documentation by the Director during the investigation and failure to file a timely answer to the charges of unprofessional conduct was in violation of Rule 25, RLPR and Minn. R. Prof. Conduct 8.1 (b) .
• Count Three: Jones' failure to maintain subsidiary client ledgers and monthly trial balances and failure to perform monthly trust account reconciliations was in violation of Minn. R. Prof. Conduct 1.15 and Appendix 1 and Rule 9(a)(1), RLPR.

         ¶5 Attorney Jones did not notify the OLR of the Minnesota disbarment within 20 days of its effective date.

         ¶6 On June 15, 2016, the OLR filed a two count complaint. Count one alleged that by virtue of his Minnesota disbarment, Attorney Jones should be subject to reciprocal discipline in Wisconsin pursuant to SCR 22.22. Count two alleged by failing to notify the OLR of his disbarment in Minnesota within 20 days of the effective date of the imposition of such discipline, Attorney Jones violated SCR 22.22(1).

         ¶7 On August 18, 2016, after the OLR's complaint had been served on Attorney Jones but before a referee had been appointed, Attorney Jones entered into a stipulation with the OLR whereby he agreed that the facts alleged in the OLR's complaint supported a revocation of his license to practice law in Wisconsin as reciprocal discipline to that imposed by the Minnesota Supreme Court.

         ¶8 Under SCR 22.22(3), this court shall impose the identical discipline imposed in another jurisdiction unless one or more of three exceptions apply. In his stipulation, Attorney Jones states that he does not claim that any exception applies to his case, and he ...


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