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Attorney Discipline

Vol. 42 No. 3 Pg. 37

Wyoming Bar Journal

April, 2019

Suspension

The

Wyoming Supreme Court issued a 30-day order of suspension

which commenced on April 1, 2019, to Casper attorney

Donald L. Tolin. Tolin represented a client

in proceedings to establish paternity, custody, visitation

and child support regarding the client's young daughter.

Due to Tolin's lack of diligence, the resolution of the

paternity action was delayed by more than three years and

Tolin's client was unable to have contact with his

daughter for more than two years.

In a

hearing before the Board of Professional Responsibility of

the Wyoming State Bar, the Board found that Tolin's

conduct in the paternity action violated Rules 1.3

(diligence), 1.4 (communication with client) and 3.2 (duty to

expedite litigation) of the Wyoming Rules of Professional

Conduct. The Board filed a report and recommendation with the

Court recommending that Tolin be suspended for a period of 30

days. The Court affirmed the Board's report and

recommendation and ordered Tolin to pay an administrative fee

of $750.00 and costs of $6,221.54 to the Wyoming State Bar.

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