On Thursday, March 16, 2023, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals ordered the disbarment of Nevada attorney Terry Lee Wike, Esquire, in consideration of the certified order from the State of Nevada, which suspended Wike from the practice of law in the state.

The case is styled “In the Matter of Terry Lee Wike” and was brought by the Disciplinary Counsel under case #DDN2020-D077.

According to the court filing, Wike has been suspended from the practice of law in the State of Nevada for six months and one day for misappropriating and commingling client funds. For this reason, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals suspended Wike on August 23, 2022, pending the final disposition of the proceeding, and ordered him to show cause why reciprocal discipline should not be imposed.

In response, Wike agreed with the imposition of reciprocal discipline and requested immediate reinstatement. On the other hand, the Disciplinary Counsel requested the imposition of a substantially different discipline in the form of disbarment.

Wike replied reiterating his request for immediate reinstatement and filed his affidavit on September 27, 2022.

Accordingly, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals decided in favor of the Disciplinary Counsel based on the aforementioned facts and ordered the disbarment of the respondent.

The disposition reads:

“It is FURTHER ORDERED that Terry Lee Wike is hereby disbarred from the practice of law in the District of Columbia, nunc pro tunc to September 27, 2022.”

Mr. Wike graduated from Cleveland State University Cleveland – Marshall College of Law. He practices in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has been admitted to the state bars of the District of Columbia, California, and Nevada. His info can be found on Justia.com.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.