Wyoming Supreme Court Censures Utah Lawyer

CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Supreme Court today issued an order of public censure for Utah attorney, Matthew C. Brimley.

Brimley, who is licensed to practice law in Utah but not in Wyoming, undertook to represent four persons who were charged with motor vehicle violations in Sweetwater County, Wyoming.  Brimley filed motions to postpone a scheduled hearing regarding the traffic citations and subsequently withdrew from all four cases.  The circuit court judge assigned to the case reported Brimley to the Wyoming State Bar.

Following investigation by Bar Counsel, Brimley acknowledged that his conduct constituted the unauthorized practice of law in violation of Rule 5.5 of the Wyoming Rules of Professional Conduct.  Brimley stipulated to a public censure.  The stipulation was approved by the Board of Professional Responsibility, which issued a report and recommendation for Brimley’s public censure to the Wyoming Supreme Court.  In its order of public censure, the Court ordered Brimley to pay an administrative fee of $500 and costs of $50 to the Wyoming State Bar.

Order of Public Censure

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