Shorewood Lawyer's License to Practice Suspended after Shoplifting Convictions
The Wisconsin Supreme Court says Naomi Soldon committed professional misconduct when she shoplifted items from several stores including video games and a candy bar in separate incidents in 2009.
A Shorewood lawyer convicted of shoplifting saw her law license suspended for six months on Friday.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court stipulated Naomi Soldon committed professional misconduct and imposed the suspension.
Soldon stole more than $950 in merchandise from an Illinois department store in 2007, video games from a Grafton store and a candy bar from a store in Madison in 2009, according to the court's opinion. She was subsequently convicted of felony, misdemeanor and municipal charges respectively.
The suspension is retroactive to October 2010, meaning she has already served it.
Soldon, who was initially admitted to the State Bar of Wisconsin in 1981, was suspended for six months previously in April 2010 for professional misconduct related to similar shoplifting incidents in 2007 and 2008, the court's opinion reads.
She has been suspended since, and delayed seeking reinstatement in part because she sought treatment for alcohol and gambling problems and has completed a drug court program, the court's opinion reads.
In 2012, Soldon filed a petition for reinstatement of her law license, but it has remained pending as the shoplifting matters where being considered by the court.