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Friday, February 03, 2012

Indd. Courts - "Milwaukee attorney banned from federal courts in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana."

The 7th Circuit decision from Feb. 2, 2012 is In Re: Bridget Boyle-Saxton.

Today Bruce Vielmetti of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has the story. It begins:

If you're a lawyer, it's never wise to ignore "orders to show cause," especially when they're coming from a federal appeals court.

Milwaukee criminal defense attorney Bridget Boyle-Saxton learned that the hard way Thursday, when the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals banned her from further practice in the federal courts in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana. Boyle handles a significant number of cases in federal court.

"She is unfit to practice law in this court," the court ordered. "Abandonment of a client in a criminal case is reprehensible. Ignoring orders entered by a court is inexcusable. We have disbarred lawyers in similar circumstances."

Boyle-Saxton said Thursday she hadn't seen the order and seemed surprised. She did not respond to a request for comment by the end of Thursday.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 3, 2012 08:36 AM
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