CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Supreme Court today ordered the 60-day suspension from the practice of law of Cheyenne attorney Gayla K. Austin, effective January 1, 2024. The order of suspension stems from Austin’s improper disclosure of confidential client information in court filings and false statements to the court in litigation involving Austin’s client. The Supreme Court upheld the findings of the Board of Professional Responsibility (BPR) of the Wyoming State Bar that Austin had violated Rules 1.6 (client confidentiality) and 3.3 (duty of candor to the court) of the Wyoming Rules of Professional Conduct and agreed with the BPR that a 60-day suspension was an appropriate sanction for such misconduct. Ms. Austin was ordered to pay an administrative fee of $750.00 and to reimburse the Wyoming State Bar for $4,316.06 in costs associated with the disciplinary proceeding.

Order of Suspension

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