Indiana Supreme Court suspends Valparaiso attorney for noncooperation

The Indiana Supreme Court has suspended Valparaiso attorney Bryan M. Truitt from practicing law for failing to cooperate in a disciplinary investigation against him.

Thursday’s order from the high court was effective immediately.

On July 20, the court ordered Truitt to show cause as to why he should not be immediately suspended for failure to cooperate with the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission’s investigation of a grievance against him. The order required Truitt to show cause in writing within 10 days of service of the order, which he failed to do.

The commission, on Aug. 9, filed a “Request for Ruling and to Tax Costs” asserting Truitt still had not cooperated.

Pursuant to Admission and Discipline Rule 23(10.1)(c)(3), the suspension will continue until the executive director of the commission certifies to the high court Truitt “has cooperated fully 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 prosecuting the proceeding. The case is In the Matter of Bryan Mitchell Truitt, 21S-DI-342.

Truitt was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1998 and, according to the Indiana Roll of Attorneys, has been subject to one other disciplinary action.

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