Robin Vos says Michael Gableman could lose his law license over 2020 election review, records violations
MADISON – Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said former Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman could lose his law license over his conduct during the taxpayer-funded review of the 2020 election — but he stopped just short of calling for it.
“It’s really a decision the courts have to make. I mean when you have a client and you decide to besmirch the very client that is paying you, I’m not a lawyer but I think that is against the legal code or the legal ethics or whatever it is,” Vos said. “But that’s for somebody else to decide.”
Vos spoke to reporters Tuesday evening after the Republican caucus. He said he has not had contact with Gableman since firing him Friday.
The decision to revoke Gableman’s law license would be made by the Office of Lawyer Regulation, the agency of the Wisconsin Supreme Court that receives grievances relating to lawyer misconduct, Vos said.
Dane County Circuit Judge Frank Remington has referred previous comments from Gableman to the OLR.
Vos’ decision to fire Gableman came more than a year after he hired him to probe the 2020 election. The review has cost state taxpayers more than $1 million and has turned up no evidence of significant voter fraud.
Recounts, audits and court rulings have reaffirmed that Joe Biden won the state’s presidential contest by more than 20,000 votes.
In June, Remington fined Gableman $2,000 per day until he proves to the court and attorneys representing liberal group American Oversight that he has produced all records the group has requested related to his review of the 2020 election.
Despite Gableman’s termination, those legal battles over the public records have continued.
On Wednesday, Remington ordered Gableman to pay the court