Board of Professional Responsibility v. Tolin, 011321 WYSC, D-20-0008

Docket Nº:D-20-0008
Opinion Judge:MICHAEL K. DAVIS, CHIEF JUSTICE.
Party Name:BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY, WYOMING STATE BAR, Petitioner, v. DONALD L. TOLIN, WSB #5-1699, Respondent.
Case Date:January 13, 2021
Court:Supreme Court of Wyoming

2021 WY 8

BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY, WYOMING STATE BAR, Petitioner,

v.

DONALD L. TOLIN, WSB #5-1699, Respondent.

No. D-20-0008

Supreme Court of Wyoming

January 13, 2021

ORDER OF IMMEDIATE SUSPENSION

MICHAEL K. DAVIS, CHIEF JUSTICE.

[¶ 1] Pursuant to Rule 17 of the Wyoming Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, Deputy Bar Counsel for the Wyoming State Bar filed, on December 22, 2020, a "Petition for Immediate Suspension of Attorney." In the petition and attached affidavit, Deputy Bar Counsel avers that Respondent Donald L. Tolin "has been uncooperative with the Office of Bar Counsel by failing to provide documents and information requested repeatedly…." See Rule 17(a)(3), Wyoming Rules of Disciplinary Procedure. Now, after a careful review of the petition, the "Affidavit of Deputy Bar Counsel in Support of Petition for Immediate Suspension of Attorney," the "Respondent's Response to Petition for Immediate Suspension of Attorney," and the file, this Court concludes that the petition for immediate suspension should be granted and that Respondent should be suspended from the practice of law pending resolution of the formal charge that has been, or will be, filed against him. See Rule 17(b)(4) ("Within fifteen (15) days of the entry of an order of immediate suspension, Bar Counsel shall file a formal charge."). It is, therefore, [¶ 2] adjudged and ordered that, effective immediately, Respondent Donald L. Tolin, shall be, and hereby is, suspended from the practice of law, pending final resolution of the formal charge that has been, or will be, filed against him; and it is further

[¶ 3] ORDERED that, during the period of suspension, Respondent shall comply with the requirements of the Wyoming Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, particularly the requirements found in Rule 21; and it is further

[¶ 4] ORDERED that, pursuant to Rule 9(b) of the Wyoming Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, this "Order of Immediate Suspension" shall be published in the Pacific Reporter; and it is further

[¶ 5] ORDERED that the Clerk of this Court shall transmit a copy of this "Order of Immediate Suspension" to the Respondent, Bar Counsel, members of the Board of Professional Responsibility, and the clerks of the appropriate courts of the State of Wyoming.

[¶ 6] DATED this 13th day of January, 2021.

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