Indiana Supreme Court suspends Valparaiso lawyer for non-cooperation
The Indiana Supreme Court suspended Valparaiso attorney Bryan M. Truitt from practicing law for failing to cooperate with a disciplinary investigation against him.
Thursday’s High Court order took effect immediately.
On July 20, the court ordered Truitt to explain why he should not be immediately suspended for not cooperating with the Indiana Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Commission investigation into a grievance against him. The order required Truitt to justify in writing within 10 days of service of the order, which he did not do.
The commission, on August 9, filed a “request for a ruling and taxation of costs” claiming that Truitt had still not cooperated.
In accordance with Admission and Disciplinary Rule 23 (10.1) (c) (3), the suspension will continue until the executive director of the commission certifies to the high court Truitt “fully cooperated with the investigation. or until further order of this Court, provided there are no other suspensions then in effect.
Truitt is also ordered to reimburse the disciplinary commission $ 520.88 for the costs of continuing the proceedings. The case is In the Bryan Mitchell Truitt case, 21S-DI-342.
Truitt was called to the Indiana Bar in 1998 and, according to the Indiana Roll of Attorneys, was the subject of another disciplinary action.