Cheyenne Attorney Suspended from Practice of Law
CHEYENNE - The Wyoming Supreme Court today ordered the suspension of Cheyenne attorney Scott M. Powers from the practice of law for a period of nine months beginning May 1, 2014.
Powers received a public censure from the Court in December 2013 for a lack of diligence and failure to adequately communicate with clients in three different matters. The Court’s new order of suspension relates to four additional matters in which Powers conceded he violated Rules 1.3 (diligence) and 1.4 (failure to communicate with clients) of the Wyoming Rules of Professional Conduct. In one of the four cases, Powers agreed that he also violated Rules 1.1 (competence) and 3.4 (failure to comply with the rules of the tribunal) when he failed to file a timely notice of appeal in an adoption case. Powers stipulated to the nine-month suspension. The Board of Professional Responsibility approved the stipulation and issued its report and recommendation for Powers’ suspension to the Wyoming Supreme Court. The Court adopted the Board’s report and recommendation and ordered Powers to pay a $500 administrative fee and costs in the amount of $50 to the Wyoming State Bar.