Feb. 3, 2021 – On Jan. 4, 2021, Michael D. Mandelman filed a petition for reinstatement of his Wisconsin law license. The Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR) will investigate Mandelman’s eligibility for license reinstatement and assigned OLR Matter No. 2021MA1 to the investigation.
Mandelman received discipline for professional misconduct on seven prior occasions, including four lengthy license suspensions, two private reprimands, and finally a license revocation. Disciplinary Proc. Against Mandelman, 2014 WI 100. His law license has been suspended or revoked since 2006. Further, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has denied multiple previous reinstatement petitions filed by Mandelman, most recently in 2018. Disciplinary Proc. Against Mandelman, 2018 WI 56.
Mandelman has the burden of demonstrating by clear, satisfactory, and convincing evidence, that he has the moral character to practice law in Wisconsin; that his resumption of the practice of law will not be detrimental to the administration of justice or subversive of the public interest; that the representations made in his petition are substantiated; and that he has complied fully with the terms of the revocation order and with the requirements of SCR 22.26 regarding an attorney’s activities following suspension or revocation.
Interested parties may submit written comments regarding Mandelman and his petition to the OLR, Attn: Lorry Eldien, PO Box 1648, Madison, WI 53701-1648. Written comments also may be submitted via email to Lorry.Eldien@wicourts.gov. Comments must be submitted by March 4, 2021. The OLR will forward all comments to the supreme court. If a referee is assigned to conduct a hearing in this matter, all comments also will be forwarded to the referee. Individuals who submit comments may be contacted by the OLR for more information.
Upon completion of its investigation of Mandelman’s petition, the OLR will file a response with the supreme court. If the OLR does not oppose reinstatement, it will enter into a stipulation for reinstatement with Mandelman for direct consideration by the supreme court. If the OLR opposes reinstatement, a referee will be appointed and a reinstatement hearing scheduled.
Notice of any hearing on Mandelman’s petition will be sent to those requesting such notice. A request for notice of hearing must include the address to which the notice is to be sent, and should be directed to the OLR at either the post office box or email address above.
Information regarding the status of Mandelman’s petition and any hearing is available at the OLR’s website: https://wicourts.gov/courts/offices/olr.htm.
This notice is published pursuant to SCR 22.30(2) and will be the only notice published regarding this matter.
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