Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Bruce S. Asay, WSB # 5-1739

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IN THE SUPREME COURT, STATE OF WYOMING 2016 WY 47 April Term, A.D. 2016 May 11, 2016 BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY, WYOMING STATE BAR, Petitioner, D-16-0001 v. BRUCE S. ASAY, WSB # 5-1739, Respondent. ORDER OF PUBLIC CENSURE [¶1] This matter came before the Court upon a “Report and Recommendation for Public Censure,” filed herein February 25, 2016, by the Board of Professional Responsibility for the Wyoming State Bar. The Court, after a careful review of the Board of Professional Responsibility’s Report and Recommendation, the “Affidavit of Costs and Expenses,” the “Brief of Respondent, Bruce S. Asay,” the “Wyoming State Bar’s Response to Respondent’s Objections to Report and Recommendation,” the “Reply Brief of Respondent Bruce S. Asay,” and the file, finds that the Report and Recommendation should be approved, confirmed, and adopted by the Court, and that Respondent, Bruce S. Asay, should be publicly censured for his conduct. It is, therefore, [¶2] ADJUDGED AND ORDERED that the Board of Professional Responsibility’s Report and Recommendation for Public Censure, which is attached hereto and incorporated herein, shall be, and the same hereby is, approved, confirmed, and adopted by this Court; and it is further [¶3] ADJUDGED AND ORDERED that Bruce S. Asay is hereby publicly censured for his conduct, which is described in the Report and Recommendation for Public Censure; and it is further; [¶4] ORDERED that, pursuant to Rule 25 of the Wyoming Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, Mr. Asay shall reimburse the Wyoming State Bar the amount of $7,026.42, representing the costs incurred in handling this matter, as well as pay the administrative fee of $750.00. Mr. Asay shall pay the total amount of $7,776.42 to the Wyoming State Bar on or before August 31, 2016; and it is further [¶5] ORDERED that the Clerk of this Court shall docket this Order of Public Censure, along with the incorporated Report and Recommendation for Public Censure, as a matter coming regularly before this Court as a public record; and it is further [¶6] ORDERED that, pursuant to Rule 9(b) of the Wyoming Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, this Order of Public Censure, along with the incorporated Report and Recommendation for Public Censure, shall be published in the Wyoming Reporter and the Pacific Reporter; and it is further [¶7] ORDERED that the Clerk of this Court cause a copy of this Order of Public Censure to be served upon Respondent, Bruce S. Asay. [¶8] DATED this 11th day of May, 2016. BY THE COURT: /s/ E. JAMES BURKE Chief Justice