CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Supreme Court today issued a public censure to Casper lawyer Todd H. Hambrick. In 2019, Hambrick had two separate DUI arrests, one in Grand Teton National Park and the other in Casper. On both occasions, Hambrick had a breath alcohol content of more than twice the legal limit.

Following the Grand Teton National Park arrest, Hambrick undertook voluntary treatment with an addiction therapist. Hambrick later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation on the condition that he not use or possess alcohol or enter any establishment whose primary source of income derives from the sale of alcohol. Hambrick was ordered to continue treatment with his addiction therapist.

Less than one month after his sentencing, Hambrick had another DUI arrest in Casper, after which he voluntarily entered into a two-year monitoring agreement with Wyoming Professional Assistance Program to monitor his sobriety at his sole expense. He also continued in treatment with his addiction therapist. For the Casper DUI, Hambrick was sentenced to 15 days in jail and assessed $505.00 in court costs and payment to the victim’s compensation fund.

In approving Hambrick’s stipulated motion for a public censure, a Review Panel of the Board of Professional Responsibility considered the nature of Hambrick’s misconduct, which violated his duty to maintain personal integrity, and also considered applicable aggravating and mitigating factors. Aggravating factors included the presence of two DUIs to which he pleaded guilty. Mitigating factors included the absence of a prior disciplinary record; timely good faith effort to rectify consequences of misconduct; full and free disclosure to Bar Counsel and a cooperative attitude toward proceedings; recovery from alcohol dependency as demonstrated by a meaningful and sustained period of successful rehabilitation; and imposition of other penalties and sanctions.

The Review Panel submitted a report and recommendation for a public censure of Hambrick to the Wyoming Supreme Court. In accepting the Board’s recommendation and issuing an Order of Public Censure, the Court ordered Mr. Hambrick to pay an administrative fee of $750 and costs of $50 to the Wyoming State Bar.

Order of Public Censure

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