Supreme Court Suspends Gillette Attorney from Practice

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) The Wyoming Supreme Court issued an order suspending Gillette attorney J. Craig Abraham from the practice of law for a period of six months. Abraham, who has been licensed to practice law in Wyoming since 2000, appeared before the court on June 7th. In fifteen years he has had 17 complaints filed against him with the Bar Counsel. Complaints against him in 2006 and 2009 led to threats of a two year suspension from practice, and a scheduling mix-up in 2012 resulted in a fine and reprimand. Concerns began to arise in 2014 from local District Court Judges about Abraham's lack of communication with his clients and failure to appear at court dates. He also allegedly failed to file appeals and other paperwork on time. The Court ordered that the six month suspension be stayed so long as Abraham complies with probationary terms, which include being monitored by another attorney and filing monthly reports to the Office of Bar Counsel. He was also ordered to pay an administrative fee in the amount of $750.00 and costs of $50.00 to the Wyoming State Bar. #county17 #news