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Dahmer lawyer Gerald Boyle has complaint filed against him

Gavel & Stryker, made from Cherry & Ash, sold to Whitney Hoffman. By KeithBurtis (Flickr: Gavel & Stryker) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Gavel & Stryker, made from Cherry & Ash, sold to Whitney Hoffman. By KeithBurtis (Flickr: Gavel & Stryker) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The state agency that regulates Wisconsin lawyers has filed a complaint against Milwaukee's Gerald Boyle.

The Office of Lawyer Regulation is accusing Boyle in matters that involve two clients.

In one case, Boyle allegedly took $65,000 from a Beatles' memorabilia collector in Waukesha who was trying to collect damages from galleries who sold counterfeit John Lennon drawings. The Journal Sentinel said Boyle never placed a written fee agreement on paper -- and he allegedly proceeded to miss two important deadlines under the statute of limitations.

In the other case, Boyle is accused of violating professional rules by placing almost $20,000 in advance fees into his firm's operating account instead of a client trust account.

The complaint said Boyle has a relatively clean history that only involves reprimands from 2002, '09, and 2012.

Boyle became famous as the lawyer who defended Milwaukee serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in the early 1990's.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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