A veteran lawyer known for, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “his impatient, bombastic and confrontational approach,” has had his license to practice law revoked by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
A Lovefraud reader alerted us to the news about Alan D. Eisenberg, a Milwaukee lawyer who has a long history of professional discipline problems in Wisconsin. By long, we mean the guy is 68 years old. The first time he was reprimanded was in 1968. Then, Eisenberg publicly predicted that a judge would resign rather than face prosecution for an unspecified crime. The judge committed suicide. Eisenberg, of course, said the judge was mentally ill.
Eisenberg was reprimanded and suspended multiple times over his career. The case that finally got him disbarred was a 2001 divorce case. Eisenberg represented a man who had battery charges filed against him for allegedly attacking his wife. Eisenberg got the guy off—a jury acquitted.
The very next day, Eisenberg filed a civil suit against the wife, saying that she had lied to the police in order to get her husband arrested and defamed him. Eisenberg also represented the man in the divorce case, and actually told the wife’s attorney that he filed the civil suit to gain leverage in the divorce. He also called a local newspaper to publicize the lawsuit.
The court found that Eisenberg had “filed in bad faith to intimidate, harass and milicously injure his client’s estranged wife,” according to the newspaper.
Does any of this sound familiar?
The woman’s attorney asked that the claim be dismissed as frivolous and harassing. It was, and Eisenberg was ordered to pay damages and her legal fees. He appealed. He lost. He was ordered to shut down his practice.
Read the article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The photo of Alan Eisenberg says it all.
For a blow-by-blow account of the case that brought him down, see the Appeals Court decision. It’s easy to read, and gratifying to see an abusive lawyer so thoroughly skewered.