Wyoming Supreme Court Extends Cody Attorney’s Suspension


On November 22, 2017, the Wyoming Supreme Court issued an order suspending Cody lawyer Nick Beduhn from the practice of law for a period of six months, to run consecutively with a two year order of suspension previously issued on August 24, 2017. The six month order of suspension resulted from professional misconduct by Beduhn in a client matter in which Beduhn violated a lawyer’s duties of competence, diligence, and maintaining communication with client, and also collected a fee for services he failed to provide. Beduhn also failed to cooperate with Bar Counsel’s investigation of the client’s complaint including failure to respond to the formal disciplinary charge, which resulted in a default being entered against him in the disciplinary proceeding.

Following a sanction hearing held before the Board of Professional Responsibility, the Board recommended an additional six month suspension of Beduhn. In accepting the Board’s recommendation, the Court ordered Beduhn’s six month suspension to commence May 10, 2019, the termination date of the two year order of suspension previously issued by the Court. Beduhn was also ordered to refund a $1,000.00 fee to the client and to pay an administrative fee of $750.00 and costs in the amount of $605.15 to the Wyoming State Bar.

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