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In re Disciplinary Proceedings Against Dade

Supreme Court of Wisconsin

May 23, 2017

In the Matter of Disciplinary Proceedings Against John R. Dade, Attorney at Law:
v.
John R. Dade, Respondent. Office of Lawyer Regulation, Complainant,

         DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS AGAINST DADE

         ATTORNEY disciplinary proceeding. Attorney publicly reprimanded.

          PER CURIAM.

         ¶1 The Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR) and Attorney John R. Dade have filed a stipulation pursuant to Supreme Court Rule (SCR) 22.12 jointly recommending that Attorney Dade should be publicly reprimanded for professional misconduct.[1] Upon careful review of the matter, we approve the stipulation and publicly reprimand Attorney Dade. We impose no costs.

         ¶2 Attorney Dade was admitted to the practice of law in Wisconsin on January 11, 1983. Attorney Dade's professional discipline history consists of the following:

a. In September of 1991, Attorney Dade received a private reprimand for failing to communicate, failing to act with reasonable diligence, and failing to cooperate with the investigation of the Board of Attorneys Professional Responsibility, the predecessor to the OLR. Private Reprimand No. 1991-24 (electronic copy available at https://compendium.wicourts.gov/app/raw/000049.html).
b. In April of 2007, Attorney Dade received a public reprimand for failure to provide competent representation, lack of diligence, and failure to communicate. Public Reprimand of John R. Dade, No. 2007-7 (electronic copy available at https://compendium.wicourts.gov/app/raw/001916.html).
c. In June of 2007, Attorney Dade's license to practice law was suspended for 60 days for lack of diligence, failure to hold in trust the property of others in his client trust account, and failure to cooperate in an OLR investigation. In re Disciplinary Proceedings Against Dade, 2007 WI 66, 301 Wis.2d 67, 732 N.W.2d 433.
d. In January of 2012, Attorney Dade received a public reprimand for lack of diligence, failure to communicate, failure to cooperate with the OLR's investigation, and failure to return a client's documents. Public Reprimand of John R. Dade, No. 2012-1 (electronic copy available at https://compendium.wicourts.gov/app/raw/002427.html).
e. In February of 2013, Attorney Dade's license to practice law was suspended for 60 days for lack of diligence, lack of communication, and failure to obey a court order. In re Disciplinary Proceedings Against Dade, 2013 WI 21, 345 Wis.2d 646, 827 N.W.2d 86.
f. In August of 2014, Attorney Dade's license to practice law was suspended for 90 days, and he was ordered to complete six CLE credits in law office management as a condition of reinstatement of his license, for lack of diligence and failure to cooperate with the OLR's investigation. In re Disciplinary Proceedings Against Dade, 2014 WI 108, __ Wis. 2D __, 852 N.W.2d 489.

         ¶3 On December 15, 2016, the OLR filed a complaint against Attorney Dade alleging two counts of professional misconduct based on his representation of J.Q. In November of 2009, J.Q. paid Attorney Dade an advanced fee of $3, 000 for "case evaluation/possible representation." In January of 2010, J.Q. formally retained Attorney Dade to represent him on eight felony drug charges in Walworth County and in a pending probation revocation proceeding.

         ¶4 The complaint alleged and the parties stipulated that Attorney Dade did not communicate to J.Q. in writing the scope of his representation or the basis or rate of his fee or expenses for which J.Q. would be responsible. Attorney Dade did not communicate to J.Q. in writing the purpose and effect of the $3, 000 advanced fee that J.Q. paid. During the course of his representation of J.Q., Attorney Dade made several disbursements from his trust account for the purpose of paying attorney fees he billed to J.Q., without first transmitting the requisite notice to J.Q. that he was going to do so.

         ¶5 The OLR alleged and the parties later stipulated that, by failing to communicate to J.Q. in writing the scope of his representation or the basis or rate of his fee or expenses for which J.Q. would be responsible; and by failing to communicate to J.Q. in writing the purpose and effect of the ...


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