MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - A well-known Milwaukee attorney can no longer represent defendants in the federal courts of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals said Bridget Boyle-Saxton abandoned her client in a drug case, and ignored orders to explain why the court shouldn't punish her.
The court said Boyle-Saxton failed to meet deadlines and respond to warnings in the appeal of a drug conviction against Candelil Rodriguez.
In her most recent filing in late November, Boyle-Saxton said she had just undergone surgery that month -- and she was busy with other trials. But she did not explain why she missed earlier deadlines to file arguments in the case.
The appeals court called the behavior "unprofessional ... reprehensible ... and inexcusable."
The court also ordered Boyle-Saxton to verify that she has refunded any legal fees she received from Rodriguez -- or else she'll be found in contempt.
Boyle-Saxton has not commented.