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.
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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