Pence and MacMillan LLC

Devon P. O’Connell, P.C.

Devon P. O’Connell

Devon P. O'Connell
America's Top 100 Attorneys

Devon P. O’Connell, member and partner at Pence and MacMillan, was a broadcast journalist in her life before law school, working for Wyoming Public Radio and KTWO Television.  Her practice focuses on civil litigation, civil practice, family law, and personal injury. She is also a certified mediator, receiving her certification from CDR Associates in Boulder, Colorado in 2010. Devon was recently the 100th president of the Wyoming State Bar and was also president of the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association.

Devon also offers her skills and experience through mediation, helping to resolve differences, big and small.  Learn more about our mediation services >

Admitted to Bar:

  • 2000, Wyoming
  • 2000, United States District Court for the District of Wyoming

 

Education:
University of Wyoming (B.A., Journalism, 1992); University of Wyoming (J.D., with Honor, 2000: Outstanding Female Graduate)
 

Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Practice
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury

Professional Associations:

  • Member of America’s Top 100 Attorneys
  • Past President of the Wyoming State Bar
  • Commissioner, Second Judicial District
  • Magistrate Judge, Circuit Court Second Judicial District
  • Magistrate Judge, Laramie Municipal Court
  • Past President, Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Permanent Civil Rules Committee (2009- present)
  • Former State Bar Commissioner from the Second Judicial District
  • Former Vice President and President-Elect of the Wyoming State Bar
  • Past member of the Board of Professional Responsibility
  • Past member of the Fee Dispute Committee
  • Served as the Vice Chair of the Board of Continuing Legal Education
  • Albany County Court Security Management Team, 2009 – present
  • Member, Wyoming Lawyer Editorial Board
  • University of Wyoming College of Law Adjunct Faculty, 2001-2002
  • Former Hearing Officer, University of Wyoming
  • Past President, Albany County Bar Association (2002-2003)
  • Wyoming Center for Legal Aid (now Equal Justice Wyoming), ex-officio Board member

 

Civic and Community Involvement:

  • University of Wyoming Art Museum Board
  • UW Law School Dean’s Advisory Board
  • 2012 Graduate of Leadership Wyoming
  • Former President and Member of University of Wyoming Symphony Association Board
  • Former Member Laramie Community Foundation
  • Former Member, Rotary International
  • Former Member, Zonta International
  • Former Member, PEO Chapter U
  • Former Member The Open School
  • Former Member of Chi Omega House Corporation and Psi Delta Chapter Advisory Board

Law School Accolades:

  • Graduated in 2000 with honors
  • Wyoming Land and Water Law Review  – Junior and Senior Staff, 1998-2000
  • Delta Theta Phi – Vice President, 1998-1999
  • Order of the Barristers – 2000
  • Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, Student Chapter
  • Women’s Law Forum, Student Chapter
  • 2000 Female Graduate of the Year
  • Top Finalist for Over-All Graduate of the Year – 2000
  • Prosecution Assistance Clinic (Criminal) – Clinic Director, 1999-2000
  • Director, Wyoming Trial Advocacy Institute, Summer 1998