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    Claims Were Approved For Clients of:

    • David J. Bartz, Madison (one claim for trust account conversion, $2,191.30)
    • Joan Marie Boyd, Shawano (one claim for unearned advanced fees, $3,000)
    • Anne E. Brown, Eau Claire (one claim for unearned advanced fees, $1,850)
    • Ernesto Chavez, Madison (two claims for unearned advanced fees totaling $5,500)
    • Sean D. Cooper, Milwaukee (two claims for unearned advanced fees totaling $1,624)
    • Khaja M. Din, Madison (one claim for unearned advanced fees, $4,000)
    • William J. Grogan, Appleton (two claims for unearned advanced fees totaling $1,175)
    • William R. Lamb, Menomonie (one claim for unearned advanced fees, $700)
    • David Moss, Oregon City (four claims for unearned advanced fees totaling $3,950)
    • Christopher A. Mutschler, Fond du Lac (one claim for unearned advanced fees, $4,000)
    • Gerald D. Stange, Wausau (three claims for theft from and estate and unearned advanced fees, totaling $41,896.63)

    Oct. 17, 2012 – The Wisconsin Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection Committee approved $69,886.93 in reimbursements to 19 victims of lawyer theft at its September meeting. The committee considered 30 claims, denied seven claims, and deferred four to its Feb. 3, 2013 meeting. The dollar amount sought for the deferred claims totals $12,340.

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court established the fund in 1981 to reimburse people who lost money through dishonest acts of Wisconsin attorneys. Reimbursement decisions are made at the discretion of the committee, which meets three times a year.

    For more information about the fund, contact org kwenzel wisbar Kris Wenzel or call (800) 444-9404, ext. 6185, or (608) 250-6185.