The Indiana Supreme Court has indefinitely suspended Valparaiso attorney Bryan M. Truitt from practicing law in Indiana for failing to cooperate with a disciplinary investigation against him.
On July 20, 2021, the high 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.
Accordingly, on Sept. 16, pursuant to Indiana Admission and Discipline Rule 23(10.1)(c)(2), the Supreme Court suspended Truitt and ordered him to reimburse the Disciplinary Commission $520.88 for the costs of prosecuting the proceeding.
In a Thursday order, the Supreme Court converted Truitt’s suspension to indefinite status after more than 90 days passed since he was suspended.
To be readmitted to the practice of law, Truitt must “cure the causes of all suspensions in effect and successfully petition this Court for reinstatement pursuant to Admission and Discipline Rule 23(18)(b).”
The case is In the Matter of Bryan M. Truitt, 21S-DI-342.
Truitt was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1998 and has been subject to one other disciplinary action, according to the Indiana Roll of Attorneys.