In re Disciplinary Proceedings Against Siderits
Supreme Court of Wisconsin
824 N.W.2d 812 (2013)
Siderits worked for a law firm that required employees to exceed a minimum number of billable hours in order to qualify for an annual salary bonus. In order to meet the bonus threshold, Siderits recorded time that he had not actually worked. Siderits tried to compensate by deleting records for billable time worked in the following year. As a result, Siderits received $47,000 in bonuses over two years, while his law firm lost money, because clients were never billed for the time Siderits shifted from later years to earlier years. Siderits’s questionable billing practices led to disciplinary proceedings. In those proceedings, Siderits asserted that he had no knowledge of case law holding that an attorney owes a fiduciary duty to his firm equivalent to the duty owed to a client.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Per Curiam)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.
Here's why 177,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 14,000 briefs, keyed to 188 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.