Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status
  • S
  • State ex rel. Counsel for Discipline of Nebr…State ex rel. Counsel for Discipline of Nebraska Supreme Court v. Lopez Wilson
From our private database of 16,800+ case briefs...

State ex rel. Counsel for Discipline of Nebraska Supreme Court v. Lopez Wilson

Supreme Court of Nebraska
262 Neb. 653 (2001)


Joseph Lopez Wilson (defendant), who was admitted to the state bar in Nebraska, represented Carlos Moreno for several years. In one case, Wilson obtained a visa for Moreno to work for a software company. A few years later, the software company reorganized, and Moreno lost his job. Wilson also represented Moreno when Moreno and his wife divorced. Through these representations, Wilson and Moreno became close friends, and Wilson stopped charging Moreno for his legal services. During this time, Wilson and his wife separated, and Wilson’s estranged wife and Moreno started a relationship. When Wilson learned of the relationship, he threatened to report to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) that Moreno’s job status had changed, which would impact his visa. Wilson also threatened to re-open Moreno’s divorce case and report that Moreno misstated his assets to the court. Wilson threatened Moreno in phone calls and in-person visits, demanding money for Wilson’s prior legal services in exchange for not reporting Moreno to the INS and the court. Moreno obtained a protective order against Wilson and filed a complaint with the state bar.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Per Curiam)

What to do next…

  1. 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 449,000 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.

  2. 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 449,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 16,800 briefs, keyed to 224 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.

Questions & Answers

Have a question about this case?

Sign up for a free 7-day trial and ask it

Sign up for a FREE 7-day trial