In the Matter of Disciplinary Proceedings Against Harvey N. Jones, Attorney at Law:
Harvey N. Jones, Respondent. Office of Lawyer Regulation, Complainant,
PROCEEDINGS AGAINST JONES
disciplinary proceeding. Attorney's license revoked.
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.
Attorney Jones was admitted to practice law in Wisconsin in
August 1984. He was admitted to practice law in Minnesota in
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.
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.
Attorney Jones did not notify the OLR of the Minnesota
disbarment within 20 days of its effective date.
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).
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.
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 ...