Disciplinary Process

The Wyoming State Bar, working to maintain high ethical standards in the legal profession, has established a system of reviewing complaints against lawyers for unethical conduct.  The Wyoming Supreme Court has jurisdiction over all attorneys licensed in Wyoming, attorneys admitted pro hac vice, and any attorney practicing law in Wyoming. The lawyer discipline process is codified in two sets of rules adopted by the Court, the Wyoming Rules of Professional Conduct and the Wyoming Rules of Disciplinary Procedure.

The Rule of Law requires that attorneys who violate a Rule of Professional Conduct are accountable for their actions regardless of the lawyer’s gender, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, protected characteristic, socioeconomic status, geographical location, employment, or elected or appointed position. An attorney may not engage in violations of Professional Conduct but escape liability based upon any of the preceding factors.


Questions? Contact Shannon Howshar at (307) 432-2104.