On Monday, November 14, 2022, the Supreme Court of Oklahoma ordered the immediate interim suspension of Tulsa attorney Ryan Steven Wiehl for conviction to three counts of felonies and 12 counts of misdemeanor in the District Court of Tulsa County.
The case is styled State of Oklahoma ex rel. Oklahoma Bar Association v. Ryan Steven Wiehl, case no. SCBD No. 7359.
The Oklahoma Bar Association (OBA) forwarded to the Court certified copies of the Information charging Respondent with the following:
Counts 1 and 2 Assault and Battery upon a Police Officer
Count 3 Assault and/or Battery On A Emergency Medical Technician or Care Provider
Count 4 Threaten an Act of Violence, a misdemeanor
Count 5 and 6 Assault on a Police officer, a misdemeanor
Count 7 Resisting An Officer, a misdemeanor
Count 8 Assault On A Police Officer
Count 9 Obstructing An Officer, a misdemeanor
Count 10 Assault, a misdemeanor
Counts 11 and 12 Threaten an Act of Violence, misdemeanors
Count 13 Assault and Battery, a misdemeanor
Count 14 Outraging Public Decency, a misdemeanor
Count 15 Public Intoxication, a misdemeanor
The OBA also forwarded certified copies of the Plea of No Consent and Order of Deferred Sentence in the State of Oklahoma v. Ryan Wiehl, in the District Court of Tulsa County, CF-2022-1953.
The Order of Immediate Interim Suspension states that:
“On October 18, 2022, Respondent entered a plea of no contest to the above-referenced crimes. The Court deferred sentencing for one (1) year on all counts until September 29, 2023, and ordered conditions for probation.”
The Court, having received the certified true copies of the Information, Plea of No Contest, and Order of Deferred Sentence, ruled against the Respondent and ordered his suspension.
The Disposition reads:
“. . .this Court orders that Ryan Steven Wiehl is immediately suspended from the practice of law. Ryan Steven Wiehl is directed to show cause, if any, no later than November 28, 2022, why this order of interim suspension should be set aside. The OBA has until December 9, 2022, to respond.
Pursuant to Rule 7.4, Ryan Steven Wiehl has until December 28, 2022, to show cause in writing why a final order of discipline should not be made. The written return of the lawyer shall be verified and expressly state whether a hearing is desired. The layer may in the interest of explaining his conduct or by way of mitigating the discipline to be imposed upon him, submit a brief and/or evidence tending to mitigate the severity of discipline. The OBA has until January 18, 2023, to respond.”
This matter was in relation to Respondent’s arrest on May 2022 for assaulting police officers at a bar in Tulsa.
Prior to the suspension, Mr. Wiehl practiced in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He graduated from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 2016. Wiehl has been licensed in Oklahoma. His info can be found on LinkedIn.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.