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Wyoming Supreme Court suspends Cheyenne attorney


CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Today, the Wyoming Supreme Court ordered the 60-day suspension from the practice of law of Cheyenne attorney Gayla K. Austin.

The suspension will be effective Jan. 1, 2024, according to a press release.

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, or BPR, of the Wyoming State Bar that Austin had violated Rule 1.6, which is client confidentiality, and Rule 3.3, which is 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.

Per the release, Austin was ordered to pay an administrative fee of $750 and to reimburse the Wyoming State Bar for $4,316.06 in costs associated with the disciplinary proceeding.