Wyoming Supreme Court Suspends Colorado Attorney

CHEYENNE–The Wyoming Supreme Court has issued an order suspending Christopher Throssel of Fort Collins, Colorado, from the practice of law in Wyoming for a period of six months commencing December 28, 2021. Throssel, who was admitted to the Wyoming State Bar in January 2020 and has been licensed to practice law in Colorado since November 2018, was charged with two acts of domestic violence in Colorado. Throssel pleaded guilty to both charges and was placed on probation. Throssel thereafter completed domestic violence treatment he was required to undergo as a condition of probation. Throssel has complied with all other terms of his probation.

Throssel’s criminal conviction in Colorado led to the initiation of disciplinary proceedings against Throssel by the Colorado Supreme Court’s Office of Attorney Regulation. In the Colorado disciplinary proceeding, Throssel admitted that his conduct in the domestic violation incidents violated Colorado Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4(b), which states, “It is professional misconduct for a lawyer to … commit a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness or fitness as a lawyer in other respects.” Throssel agreed that a six-month suspension of his license to practice law was warranted. On December 28, 2021, an order was entered suspending Throssel from the practice of law in Colorado for a period of six months.

Throssel reported his Colorado suspension to the Office of Bar Counsel for the Wyoming State Bar. Following review of the Colorado proceedings, noting that Wyoming Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4(b) is identical to the Colorado rule, Bar Counsel agreed that a six-month suspension of Throssel’s license to practice law in Wyoming was warranted. Throssel agreed and stipulated to a six-month suspension. The Board of Professional Responsibility (BPR) approved the stipulation and recommended that a six-month order of suspension be issued. In accepting the BPR’s recommendation and suspending Throssel’s license to practice law in Wyoming for a period of six months, the Wyoming Supreme Court ordered Throssel to pay an administrative fee of $750.00 and costs of $50.00 to the Wyoming State Bar.

Order of Suspension

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