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Wyoming Civil and Criminal Attorneys since 1945

With offices in Laramie, Cheyenne, and Sheridan, our lawyers provide the people of Wyoming with the best legal services such as criminal law defense; civil litigation; family law; estate planning and administration; trust creation and administration; probate; financial, business, and investment law and planning; health care and insurance law; environmental and energy resources law. How may we help?

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Experienced lawyers offering civil litigation, criminal defense,
transactions and estate planning throughout Wyoming - Laramie, Cheyenne, and more.

Business, corporate and partnership law
Domestic and family law
Wills, trusts, probate, and estate planning
Personal injury litigation and defense
Agricultural law
Employment and labor law
Contract and related financial, business, and investment law
Environmental and oil and gas law
Workers’ compensation law
Administrative and governmental law
Real estate and property transactions
Banking and regulatory compliance law
Health care and insurance law

The Leading Law Firm in Wyoming

Pence and MacMillan is the leading Wyoming law firm in the SCG Legal global network, which assists leading and growing companies in every industry navigate a complex and ever-changing legal landscape.

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Providing legal services across Wyoming

Our attorneys — with offices in Laramie, Cheyenne, and Sheridan —
practice civil and criminal law for a diverse client base, including:

Cathedral Home for Children
Ivinson Home for Aged Ladies
Heggie Logging & Equipment Co., Inc.
Pioneer Canal-Lake Hattie Irrigation Dist.
Krishna Management, Inc
Bird-O'Donnell Construction Co.
Ivinson Memorial Hospital Foundation
Metlife Insurance Co.
First Interstate Bank
Coffey Engineering & Surveying, LLC
Cornerstone Associates, LLC
Developmental Capital Networks, LLC
Wyoming Smart Capital Network, LLC
Laramie Economic Development Corp.
Laramie Area Chamber of Commerce
Medicine Bow Technologies
City of Sheridan, Wyoming
Security State Bank, Sheridan
Colorado Casualty Insurance Company
Safeco Insurance Company
EMC Insurance Company

Our latest news and updates

Recent News & Upcoming Events

Crystal Stewart

Congratulations to Crystal Stewart and our criminal defense team of attorneys! Ms. Stewart successfully argued for probation of our client, Ms. Nava, who could have received up to 23 years of incarceration.  “Without all your hard work and dedication I don’t think this would of been my outcome. From the first time I spoke to you, I knew we had reached out to the best attorney. Words will never be able to express my gratitude,” said Ms. Nava. Read more here.

Ms. Stewart is accepting new clients in our Cheyenne office.  Call 307-638-0386 to schedule a consultation.  (The Wyoming State Bar does not certify any attorneys as specialists or experts in any area of law.)

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Shelley Knudsen and Amber Olivia Vandiver twin in black and white striped shirts.

Pence and MacMillan appreciates Laramie Main Street Alliance.

Jodi Shea practices our firm philosophy of giving back to the community. Thanks Jodi, Trey Sherwood and Laramie Main Street for making Laramie such a great place to live and work. Click here to watch our second post in our series, 75 Years of Providing Free & Reduced Legal Services.

Pence and MacMillan LLC appreciates Cathedral Home for Children

HAPPY FALL Y’ALL! IT’S OFFICIALLY THE SEASON OF THANKS AND GIVING. We are kicking off our next series today! Please join us over the next several weeks as we recollect on 75 Years of Providing Free and Reduced Legal Services. Our first post features Nicole Hauser, Executive Director, of Cathedral Home for Children. Thanks Cathedral Home for Children for all you do for the youth of our State and beyond. Watch their video here.

Celebrating 75 Years (1945-2020): Service to Wyoming Lawyers & the Wyoming State Bar.

As we wrap up this series, our final post features the contributions of so many of our attorneys to the Wyoming State Bar. Over the past 75 years, we’ve had not only four bar presidents, but our attorneys have volunteered countless hours. Read about their contributions here.

Devon O'Connell: 100th Bar President (2015-2016)

Post 4 in our series highlighting 75 years of service to Wyoming Lawyers features our most recent State Bar president, Devon O’Connell. Devon served as the State Bar’s president 100th president from 2015-2016. See more from her highlight here.

George Millett 47th Bar President (1962-1963)

As part of our series of posts highlighting 75 years of service to Wyoming Lawyers, post 3 features George Millett. George served as the Wyoming State Bar’s 47th president from 1962-1963. View images of George hunting with another Pence and MacMillan attorney, Greg Von Krosigk, and other fun archives here.

Hoke MacMillan 81st Bar President (1996-1997)

As part of our series of posts highlighting 75 years of service to Wyoming Lawyers, post 2 features our second namesake and founder, Hoke MacMillan: 50 years proud to be a Wyoming lawyer. Hoke served as the Bar’s 81st president from 1996-1997. Hoke was honored for 50 years of service as a Wyoming lawyer during the Wyoming State Bar virtual convention in 2020. The motto,“proud to be a Wyoming lawyer” was developed then and still used today. Read more about Hoke MacMillan here.

The College of Law would like to congratulate Pence and MacMillan on 75 years of practice and for embodying what it means to be a Wyoming Lawyer!

The UW College of Law highlighted Pence and MacMillan’s 75th anniversary and dedication to service — what it means to be a Wyoming Lawyer — in an article. Read a snippet from the article here.

Al Pence 34th Bar President (1949-1950)

In honor of our birthday, we’re celebrating 75 years of service to Wyoming lawyers this month by highlighting our four past bar presidents and dedicated service in the Wyoming State Bar Association. First up: Al Pence, our founding attorney (J.D. ’29), served as the 34th bar president between 1949-50. Read more about Al Pence’s time at the Wyoming State Bar Association here.


#CAMILY. That is the word for Clients who are Family. Today, some of our kids spent the afternoon with good ol Uncle Bob at his ranch.  Pence and Mac is so fortunate to have generational relationships with our clients and customers. Thank you to all of our clients for making our jobs so meaningful. Camily is the best!

Pence and MacMillan Wyoming Lawyers and Attorneys at Law

Our physical offices are open! We ask that you please wear face coverings inside to best protect yourself and our team. Thank you to our clients and community for your extraordinary efforts and accommodations over the past 10 weeks. Together, we will make it!


Pence and MacMillan LLC is closely monitoring the situation concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19). Our priorities during this unprecedented time are the health, safety, and well-being of our team and their families, as well as our clients, colleagues, and other members of the community. Please read our full statement here.

Dustin Richards

We are celebrating the good even when times are bad. Congratulations to Dustin Richards! We are so excited to have you as a partner at Pence and MacMillan LLC! Dusty’s practice focuses on business and entity advisement and estate planning.

Derek, Riley, Chandler

@penceandmacmillanllc We sure hate losing Awesome members of our team. But we love seeing these Amazing people move forward professionally and personally! Congratulations to CHANDLER who is pursuing her career as a real estate appraiser! Congratulations to RILEY who has been accepted into law school at Notre Dame! Congratulations to DEREK and his wife Lisa who will be moving to Oklahoma City to pursue career advancements. We appreciate everything that each of you have done while at Pence and Mac. Best of luck in all you do!

Shelley, Breah, Jodi

New Year – New Faces

It’s a new year and we have some new (and returning) faces here at the Laramie office. Learn about them here

Kristi Von Krosigk

University of Wyoming Honors Kristi Von Krosigk

When the World Needs More Cowboys, just come see our Kristi Von Krosigk at Pence and MacMillan! Congrats @kvonkro for being named an outstanding UW alumni and Cowgirl we all know and aspire to be!

Crystal Stewart

Crystal Stewart Joins Cheyenne Office

Pence and MacMillan is thrilled to announce the addition of CRYSTAL STEWART to our Cheyenne office as an Associate Attorney. Crystal practices in the areas of general civil litigation, criminal defense, contract law, and real property law.

Read more about Crystal here

Brooke Graduation

Graduation Weekend

Brooke Hamilton, our legal intern, graduated on Saturday, December 14, 2019 with her Juris Doctor from the University of Wyoming College of Law. Congratulations Brooke! We are proud of your accomplishments.

Food Bank

Gobble ’till you Wobble??

Come to our Laramie office at 501 Garfield before Thanksgiving! We are proudly partnering with the Wyoming Food Bank this year. Read more about the food drive here

Governor's Business Forum

Pence and MacMillan participates in the Governor’s Business Forum

Governor Mark Gordon and Attorney Megan Goetz serve as co-chairs of the Wyoming Business Council, the state’s premier economic development agency. Read more about it here

The Gregs

The GREGS are at it again

The outdoors and practicing law go hand-in-hand, for Greg Von Krosigk and Greg Weisz. However, do you know the other similarities the Gregs share? Click here to find out!

Megan Overmann Goetz

Attorney Megan Goetz Named 2019 Wyoming Woman of Influence in Law

Megan Overmann Goetz of Pence and MacMillan LLC was named the 2019 Wyoming Woman of Influence in the field of Law during the 7th Annual Women’s Expo and Women of Influence reception in Casper. The award recognizes the professional contributions of Wyoming women in the law profession. Read more about her here

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Attorney Rebecca Lewis Finishes Bike Tour Through Madagascar

Rebecca Lewis, attorney with Pence and MacMillan, recently finished a road bike tour through Madagascar covering 1,700 miles and 150,000 feet in elevation gain. The trip averaged 65 miles a day over 28 riding days/stages, with 10 days of rest. Read more about it here

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Last week, Rowan was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer. Although the road may be long, our entire P&M team is behind Rowan, Jodi, Alec and their family as Rowan kicks the heck out of cancer! Read more about him here

Dustin Richards Band

Pence and MacMillan LLC Attorney Represents, and Rocks, Laramie Jubilee Days

Dustin Richards is part of Laramie Jubilee Days not only as its Legal Counsel and an Ex-Officio Board Member, but also as a musician playing bass guitar with two different bands that will perform during the event. Read more about him here

Camping Trip

Pence and MacMillan Enjoys Their Annual Firm/Family Camping Trip

June 28, 2019: Pence and MacMillan gathered with their families for their annual camping trip at Pole Mountain.

Devon O'Connell

Attorney Credits Yoga Practice as Key to Life Balance

Devon O’Connell (JD, RYT 500) is a lawyer and yoga teacher. Devon is devoted to the linking of breath and movement to build personal grit, resilience, and self-awareness. Read more about her here

Al in Military

Veterans Reflect on Memorial Day’s Impact, Legacy

Al Walsh of Pence and MacMillan LLC was featured in the Memorial Day issue of the Laramie Boomerang for his military service in the United States Army, and how it shaped him and the community of Laramie. Read more about him here

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In Celebration of Mothers

Pence and MacMillan LLC is committed to building a culture that supports and encourages the critical balance between family and work. We believe our Firm should be an extension of family. Kids should be at the office. Employees should take time to go to soccer practice, the school presentation, etc. Read more about Pence and Mac moms here

Megan Goetz Bar Conference

Goetz Attends NCBE Annual Bar Admissions Conference

Megan Goetz, attorney with Pence and MacMillan LLC, attended the Annual Bar Admissions Conference hosted by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE). Read more about it here

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Shea & Richards Enhance Pence and MacMillan’s Ability to Provide Municipal Bond Law Services to Wyoming Public Entities

Jodi Shea and Dustin Richards, both attorneys with Pence and MacMillan LLC, recently attended the National Association of Bond Lawyers 2019 Conference in Chicago, IL. Read more about it here

Steamboat Summit - Yoga for Lawyers 4-2019

O’Connell Presents at Western State Regional Summit

Devon O’Connell of Pence and MacMillan LLC was a presenter at the 5th Annual Western State Regional Summit in Steamboat Springs, CO. Read more about it here

Bar Exam

Goetz Named Chair of the Wyoming Board of Law Examiners

Megan Overmann Goetz of Pence and MacMillan LLC was named Chair of the Wyoming Board of Law Examiners. Read more about it here

Wyoming State Bar

Wyoming State Bar Provides Tools for Family Law Cases; O’Connell Contributing Writer

Devon O’Connell of Pence and MacMillan LLC is a contributing writer for the Wyoming State Bar’s Family Law Blog, a source for Wyoming lawyers to learn about a variety of issues surrounding Family Law. Read more about it here

Megan Goetz

Goetz of Pence and MacMillan LLC Named Co-Chair of the Wyoming Business Council with Governor Gordon

Megan Overmann Goetz of Pence and MacMillan LLC was nominated and appointed as co-chair of the Wyoming Business Council with Governor Mark Gordon at the start of today’s Board of Directors meeting in Casper, WY. Read about it here

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Mediation Services Provide In-House Peacemakers

Pence and MacMillan is pleased to offer foremost mediation services from our skilled and seasoned mediators, Retired Judge Jeffrey A. Donnell and Devon O’Connell. Read about them here

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Pence and MacMillan Cheyenne Office: New Location, Fresh Faces, Exceptional Talent

Pence and MacMillan LLC has had a presence in the Cheyenne community since 2015. But in the fall of 2018, the Firm’s office purposefully relocated from North Cheyenne to the Downtown area. The move gave the Firm an advantage in location to federal and state courts, the state capital and Downtown businesses, and access to represent clients state-wide in a variety of matters. The office’s shift in prominence not only comes with proximity, but through new credentials and new talent. Read more here

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Pence and MacMillan LLC Announces Dustin Richards’ Promotion to Junior Member of the Firm

Pence and MacMillan LLC is pleased to announce that Dustin J. Richards has been promoted in the Firm as Junior Member. Read about Dusty here

Mike Peters

Pence and MacMillan LLC Announces New Attorney, Michael J. Peters

Pence and MacMillan LLC is proud to announce the addition of Michael J. Peters as attorney with the Firm. Read about Michael here

Becky Lewis - Professionalism Award

Laramie Attorney Receives Wyoming State Bar’s Professionalism Award

The Wyoming State Bar is pleased to announce that Laramie attorney Rebecca (Becky) A. Lewis is this year’s recipient of its Gerald R. Mason Professionalism Award. Read more here

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Pence and MacMillan Announces New Attorney, Al Walsh

Pence and MacMillan law firm is proud to announce the addition of Al Walsh as attorney with the Firm. Read about Al here

Mother's Day

Pence and MacMillan Celebrates Mothers

Pence and MacMillan celebrates mothers on Mother’s Day and everyday. Read about our working moms here

Pence and MacMillan with Al Walsh and Basecamp

Pence and MacMillan Congratulates Al and Rebecca Walsh on Grand Opening of Basecamp, Welcomes Al to Pence and MacMillan Starting in September

Pence and MacMillan is excited to celebrate the Grand Opening of Basecamp with former intern and future attorney at Pence and MacMillan, Al Walsh. Read about Laramie’s Basecamp here

Staff Feature - All Offices - Pence and MacMillan

Pence and MacMillan Pleased to Feature Staff; Grateful for Critical Contributions

Pence and MacMillan is pleased to feature the exceptional staff from three of its office locations in Laramie, Cheyenne, and Sheridan, and recognize the talent they contribute to the firm Learn more about the staff here

Greg Weisz Trout prize

Greg Weisz Wins Grand Prize at Laramie Valley Trout Unlimited Fly Fishing Film Tour Raffle

Greg Weisz wins grand prize Scott Radian Sage fly reel and RIO fly line See how excited he is here

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Cole Sherard, Representative of Laramie Valley Trout Unlimited, Encourages Participation in Fly Fishing Film Tour at Gryphon Theater

“I know the tour is centered around fly fishing,” says Sherard, “but it’s so much more than that. It’s really a celebration of the outdoors more than anything.” Get tickets or learn more about the film tour

LCBA Award

Megan Goetz of Pence and MacMillan Receives 2017 Business Person of the Year Award

Megan Goetz of Pence and MacMillan law firm was awarded the 2017 Business Person of the Year Award by the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance (LCBA). Read more here

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Pence and MacMillan Nominated for Two LCBA Awards

Pence and MacMillan has been nominated for the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance’s 2017 Small Business of the Year. Attorney Megan Goetz of Pence and MacMillan has also been nominated for 2017 Person of the Year. Read more here

Cole N. Sherard

Cole Sherard Weighs in on Wyoming’s 3 oz. Legal Limit for Marijuana Edibles

NPR interviews Pence and MacMillan’s Cole Sherard for his stance on regulating marijuana edibles in Wyoming. Read or listen here

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Pence and MacMillan Named Business of the Month

Pence and MacMillan has been named the Business of the Month by the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance for the month of November. “The participation of Pence and MacMillan in the community and the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance is seen throughout the town, and the LCBA is thankful for the firm’s dedication to the community and economic development.” Read the full article

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Pence and MacMillan Softball Team Completes Perfect Season

Pence and MacMillan’s Laramie Recreational Softball League team concludes its season with the most consistent record of all twelve competing teams. Senior Member Greg Weisz reflects on the season saying, “I enjoyed inspiring the younger members of the team with my hitting prowess. It is all about bat speed” as he prides himself on his 1-for-35 batting record this season. See the Scorecard

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Devon O’Connell Completes Advanced Harvard Training

Devon applied and was accepted to the Advanced Mediation Training at Harvard Law School. Through the Harvard Negotiation Institute, she successfully completed the Advanced Mediation Workshop: Mediating Complex Disputes. She spent a week at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts with fellow participants from across the globe. Read about the program

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On-demand lawyering is our future: What will it look like?

Interesting read from Avvo’s Dan Lear. Join Dan at this year’s Annual Meeting & Judicial Conference for “The Online Legal Consumer Revolution in 10 Stats” followed by a panel discussion on legal marketing with Wyoming’s own Devon O’Connell, Matt Kaufman and Douglas Wade Bailey. Read the full article

Pro Bono Client Highlights Importance of Access to Justice

Check out this new video from the Wyoming Access to Justice Commission Watch it here

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Devon O’Connell is listed as one of America’s Top 100 Attorneys

Member Devon P. O’Connell is listed as one of the top 100 family law attorneys in America Read the full article

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Pence and MacMillan Now Offers Mediation Services

Retired Judge Jeffrey A. Donnell and Member Devon P. O’Connell are trained, seasoned, and ready to mediate any conflict. Read the full article

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Pence and MacMillan Nominated for 2016 Small Business of the Year

The Laramie Chamber Business Alliance nominates Pence and MacMillan for 2016 Small Business of the Year Award Read the full article

Megan Goetz

Megan Goetz Nominated by Governor Mead for Wyoming Business Council

Member Megan Goetz is nominated by Governor Matthew Mead to become the Secretary of Treasury for the Wyoming Business Council Read the full article

Jeffrey Donnell

Judge Jeffrey A. Donnell Joins Pence and MacMillan

Retired Albany County District Court Judge Jeffrey A. Donnell joins Pence and MacMillan Read the full article

Pence and MacMillan Lander Law Office

Pence and MacMillan opens office in Lander, WY

Pence and MacMillan opens a new office located:

309 A Main St.
Lander, WY 82520

Megan Goetz

Greg Weisz Receives Castle Award from Laramie Chamber Business Alliance

Member Greg Weisz is presented the Castle Award at the Annual Membership Meeting and Banquet Read the full article

Greg Von Krosigk of Pence and MacMillan

Historic Downtown Sheridan is thriving, New owners preserve history

Member Greg Von Krosigk determined to preserve the grandeur of the past while meeting today’s building standards. Read the full article

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Law firm grows into Cheyenne on 70th anniversary

Officials from Laramie-headquartered Pence and MacMillan say they are in the process of opening up a new Cheyenne office as they “associate with” Cheyenne-based Freudenthal & Bonds, with which they will share a building. Read the full article

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Greg Von Krosigk builds offices in Sheridan

Greg Von Krosigk, member at Pence and MacMillan, building mixed-use building in Sheridan, Wyoming. Read the full article

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Pence and MacMillan cleans up Laramie

Pence and MacMillan attorneys participated in the City of Laramie’s Community Clean Up Day last Saturday, April 23rd.

Devon O'Connell

Wyoming State Bar Law Day

For Law Day, the nation marks the 50th anniversary of perhaps the nation’s best-known U.S. Supreme Court case, Miranda v. Arizona. The 2016 Law Day theme — Miranda: More than Words — will explore the procedural protections afforded to all of us by the U.S. Constitution, how these rights are safeguarded by the courts, and why the preservation of these principles is essential to our liberty. Devon O’Connell prepared a public service announcement about the importance of this case and to encourage Wyoming citizens to commemorate our national ideals of liberty, justice and equality under the law.

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Association with Freudenthal & Bonds, P.C.

We are proud to announce that Pence and MacMillan LLC has associated with Freudenthal & Bonds, P.C., of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Pence and MacMillan LLC and Freudenthal & Bonds, P.C. will work together on an of counsel basis in the continued practice of law. This relationship will serve the best interests of clients of both firms, and allow ready sharing of legal skill, training and experience to enhance the practice of both firms. Moreover, this professional business association will further promote each firm’s ability to provide services to clients on a statewide basis.

Jodi Shea of Pence and MacMillan

Jodi Shea serves on Laramie Main Street Alliance Board

Jodi Shea has been appointed president of the Laramie Main Street Alliance Board, an organization that strives to preserve historic downtown Laramie while enhancing its economic and social vitality.

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Wyoming Business Council gives Laramie a record grant

The Wyoming Business Council voted to approve all five of its Business Ready Community Grants today/Thursday. Among them is a 5.4 million dollar grant to fund construction of a new data and technology park in Laramie, headed by Laramie Economic Development Corporation’s Board Chair and member of Pence and MacMillan, Megan Goetz. Read the full article

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Megan appointed to the Wyoming Business Council

The Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors welcomed two new members and elected 2016-17 officers during Thursday’s quarterly meeting at the Lincoln Center in Torrington, including Megan Overmann Goetz of Pence and MacMillan. Read the full article

Dustin Richards

Dustin J. Richards published in Wyoming Law Review

Dustin J. Richards contributed to the Wyoming Law Review: TORT LAW—Overruled! Wyoming’s Novel Interpretation of the Wrongful Death Act’s Personal Representative; In re Estate of Johnson, 231 P.3d 873 (Wyo. 2010). Read the full article

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O’Connell Takes Top Seat of Wyoming State Bar

The Wyoming State Bar is pleased to announce that Devon O’Connell, an attorney from Laramie, Wyoming, has been elected President of its organization. Read the full article

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