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MADISON — On March 5, 2014, a criminal complaint was filed against former attorney William Lamb, charging him with Forgery, Uttering, and Felony Theft (greater than $10,000). The complaint alleges that in April 2008, in his professional capacity as an attorney for the plaintiff in a personal injury case, the defendant received a settlement check for $10,500 from an insurance company. The complaint alleges that the defendant forged his client’s signature on the check, deposited it into the defendant’s personal account, and never gave any of the money to his client. According to the complaint, the defendant’s client did not know the settlement check had been issued until he contacted the insurance company in 2012.
An initial appearance is scheduled for April 15, 2014, at 10:45 am in Dunn County Circuit Court. While the defendant has been charged in a criminal complaint, he is presumed innocent and the state will need to prove him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
This matter was investigated by the Menomonie Police Department. Victim services are being provided by the Dunn County District Attorney’s Office. The state is being represented by Assistant Attorney General Annie Jay. A copy of the complaint can be found here.