Wyoming Supreme Court Lifts Suspension Against Casper Attorney

The Wyoming Supreme Court has lifted a suspension against a Casper attorney that was issued in January.

Ellen Fike

February 04, 20212 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

The Wyoming Supreme Court has dissolved its January order suspending the right of a Casper attorney to practice law.

Donald J. Tolin was suspended from practicing on Jan. 13, although there was no timeline specifying how long he was suspended.

Tolin’s right to practice was suspended at the request of the state Bar Association’s Board of Professional Responsibility, which alleged that Tolin hadn’t cooperated with a disciplinary investigation. Specifically, Tolin was accused of failing to provide documents and information requested by the board.

In its order lifting the suspension, the court noted that Tolin’s affidavit in support of his request to dissolve the suspension indicated that he has now provided the materials requested by the deputy bar counsel.

The Board of Professional Responsibility’s counsel had no objection to dissolving the suspension, the Supreme Court’s order said

Tolin is immediately reinstated to practice law in Wyoming.  

The Casper attorney has been suspended from practicing law before. He was suspended for 30 days in 2019 for “lack of diligence” during a paternity and custody case that kept his client from seeing his daughter for two years.

According to his website, Tolin has been practicing law in Wyoming for 42 years.

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