Cody Attorney Suspension Extended
Written by Andrew-Rossi on November 28, 2017
A Park County Attorney who had previously been suspended has been suspended again.
Cody lawyer Nick Beduhn was prohibited from practicing law in August, after extensive hearings and evidence convinced the Wyoming State Bar Board of Professional Responsibility that Beduhn did not act in the best interest of his civil clients. According to an article in the Cody Enterprise, the Wyoming Supreme Court last week added six months to Beduhn’s two year suspension, citing an opinion from the Board that he had failed to provide an adequate defense to a client who had been facing a DUI charge.
The opinion paper prepared by the court notes that Beduhn failed to attend to his duties, and exhibited evasive behavior with his client, whose attempts to communicate with him were ignored.
The article states that in addition to the suspension, Beduhn must pay fines in excess of $11,000 dollars, and must also return fees that he charged his client.