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High court revokes Wausau attorney's license

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Supreme Court has decided a Wausau lawyer charged with multiple counts of misconduct can no longer practice law in Wisconsin.

The high court on Wednesday agreed with a referee's recommendation to revoke Ryan Lister's license. Lister faced 34 charges of misconduct including maintaining a sexual relationship with a client and misusing a client's trust account.

In 2014 Robert Kinney, a referee in the case, recommended that the state revoke Lister's license. Kinney said Lister has demonstrated that he is a dishonest manipulator of the weak.

Lister argued that a public reprimand would have been sufficient punishment since he didn't commit any crimes.

Lister did not respond phone messages left at his office Wednesday.

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