FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 2, 2012
Contact: Rick DeBruhl, Chief Communications Officer
Phone: 602.340.7335, Mobile: 602.513.6385
Email: rick.debruhl@staff.azbar.org

Phoenix Attorney Ryan M. Wackerly Suspended from the Practice of Law for Non-Compliance

PHOENIX – Nov. 2, 2012 – Attorney Ryan M. Wackerly of Phoenix was suspended from the practice of law for six months and one day after failing to comply with probation terms from an earlier sanction imposed on March 20, 2012.

Ryan M. Wackerly was previously sanctioned with a reprimand that included two years of probation. During this probation period, one of the terms required his participation in the State Bar's Member Assistance Program (MAP). Wackerly failed to fully comply with the terms outlined by MAP, which resulted in additional action by the State Bar.

On Sept. 6, 2012, the State Bar filed a Notice of Non-Compliance with Terms of Probation with the Arizona Supreme Court that resulted in a subsequent hearing. Wackerly failed to appear at the hearing concerning his violation. 

The Presiding Disciplinary Judge suspended Wackerly for six months and one day from the practice of law on Oct. 15, 2012. Upon reinstatement, he is subject to additional probation terms that will be determined by the Court. He was also ordered to pay $2,000 to the State Bar of Arizona for all costs and expenses associated with the disciplinary proceedings.


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