Wyoming Supreme Court Suspends Casper Lawyer

CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Supreme Court has issued an order suspending Casper attorney Traci E. Mears for a period of nine months commencing June 15, 2018. Mears made numerous false representations to Bar Counsel during the investigation of a complaint submitted by a former client. Bar Counsel filed a formal charge alleging that Mears violated Rule 8.1 of the Wyoming Rules of Professional Conduct, which prohibits a lawyer from knowingly making a false statement of material fact in connection with a disciplinary matter, and 8.4(c), which prohibits a lawyer from engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation. Following a hearing before the Board of Professional Responsibility (BPR), the BPR found clear and convincing evidence that Mears made numerous misrepresentations and submitted false information to Bar Counsel, and repeated the same misconduct at the hearing. In sustaining the BPR’s finding that Mears submitted false information with the intent to deceive Bar Counsel, and later, the BPR, the Court approved the BPR’s recommendation that Mears be suspended for a period of nine months. The Court ordered Mears to reimburse the BPR for costs of the proceeding in the amount of $8,149.06 and pay an administrative fee of $750.00.

Order of Suspension

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