Wyoming Supreme Court Censures Afton Lawyer

The Wyoming Supreme Court issued an order of public censure of Afton attorney Spencer L. Allred. The disciplinary order resulted from Allred’s representation of a client in a divorce matter. The client paid a $10,000.00 retainer which was charged against Allred’s hourly fees in the case.  Allred neglected to pursue the matter diligently and failed to maintain adequate communication with his client, who ultimately terminated Allred’s representation and retained other counsel. After the client submitted a complaint to the Wyoming State Bar, Allred refunded the $10,000.00 retainer. Allred agreed that he committed multiple violations of Rule 1.3 (diligence) and Rule 1.4 (communication with client). He also agreed that he violated Rule 1.5 (fees) in failing to exercise appropriate billing judgment in the case by writing off unproductive, excessive and redundant hours billed to the client. Allred stipulated to a public censure in the matter, which was approved by the Board of Professional Responsibility and submitted to the Court. In addition to receiving a public censure, Allred was ordered to pay an administrative fee in the amount of $750.00 and costs of $50.00 to the Wyoming State Bar.

Order of Public Censure

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