Mediation Services Provide In-House Peacemakers

March 2019 (Wyoming) – Pence and MacMillan LLC is pleased to offer foremost mediation services from our skilled and seasoned mediators, Retired Judge Jeffrey A. Donnell and Devon O’Connell.  Their mediation services are available for matters large and small, including personal injury, family law, real estate, trust administration, business complications and general civil actions across Wyoming.


“My sentiment toward mediation,” says O’Connell, “follows a quote from Lincoln – ‘Discourage litigation.  Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.  As a peacemaker, the lawyer has the superior opportunity of being a good man.  There will still be business enough.’”


O’Connell’s peacemaker approach to mediation earns Pence and MacMillan a trusted mediation client base.  One client says they feel that mediation not only allowed them to avoid court, but also provided an agreement process that was smoother than expected.


“My client’s case was individualized to Devon and my client felt heard and understood,” says one Laramie Attorney.  “Mediation solved all the outstanding problems and kept us from a court battle where satisfaction would not be likely found.  We are glad we chose the mediation route instead of trial.  Devon made a difference in my client’s life and she was so pleased with how beneficial and smooth the process was.”


O’Connell has practiced in the areas of family law and civil litigation for 17 years.  She obtained her 40-hour mediation training from CDR Associates in Boulder, Colorado.  She also successfully completed Advanced Mediation training for complex disputes at the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation.  She has extensive litigation and mediation experience across Wyoming.


Donnell spent 19 years litigating cases across Wyoming, and the next 20 years on the district court bench in the Second Judicial District.  He has succeeded in mediating countless cases. His unique approach and his experience from the bench provide litigants and attorneys a top notch mediation experience. His practice after retiring from the bench focuses solely on mediation.


With offices in Laramie, Cheyenne, Sheridan and Steamboat Springs, Pence and MacMillan serves the state of Wyoming and surrounding areas with full-service legal counsel.