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Milwaukee lawyer's suspension extended 9 months

Special to the Journal Sentinel
Last Updated: Oct. 26, 2000

Madison - A Milwaukee attorney convicted of stealing money from a multiple sclerosis patient while overseeing the patient's financial affairs had his law license suspended Thursday for an additional ninth months.

Charles L. Glynn, 38, a former legislative aide who played a role in a state Capitol lobbying scandal in the 1980s, was sentenced in September to four months in jail after pleading no contest to theft charges.

Charles Glynn pleaded no contest to the theft charge, which said he stole an unspecified sum from the now-deceased man when the man was a patient at Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

In June 1999, his license was suspended for one year in connection with another incident in which Glynn billed a schizophrenic woman's estate $40,925 for services he never performed, according to the complaint filed by the Board of Attorneys Professional Responsibility, an arm of the state Supreme Court that disciplines attorneys.

Before he could apply to have his license reinstated, new complaints were filed against him with the board, now called the Office of Lawyer Regulation. On Thursday, those new charges prompted the state Supreme Court to add nine months to his suspension.

The suspension was a result of three cases in which Glynn inadequately represented clients, the high court said.

In one case, Glynn agreed to appeal a client's life sentence after being appointed to the case in 1994, but didn't act until October 1997. In the second case, Glynn's failure to act resulted in a default construction lien judgment in December 1997. In the third, Glynn did not show up for a plea and sentencing hearing in January 1999.

Appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Oct. 27, 2000.