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John A. Coppede 
Cheyenne, Wyoming
phone (307) 634-1525
fax (307) 638-7335

Mr. Coppede began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Alan B. Johnson, United States District Court for the District of Wyoming. He is a partner with Hickey & Evans where he has an active practice which focuses on representing businesses and individuals in a wide variety of commercial disputes, including commercial contracts, business torts, administrative proceedings, employment law disputes, civil rights issues, insurance coverage disputes and creditors’ rights in bankruptcy matters and adversary proceedings. He practices in all state and federal courts in Wyoming and Colorado, and various state agencies including the Wyoming Environmental Quality Counsel, the Wyoming Board of Equalization and the Wyoming Office of Administrative Hearings.

Year Joined Organization:
Areas of Practice:
Insurance Defense
Environmental Law
Tort Law
Commercial Litigation
Employment Law
Creditor's Rights
Workers Compensation Defense
Litigation Percentage:
90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
Wyoming, 1987
Colorado, 1989
U.S. District Court District of Wyoming, 1987
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1994
University of Wyoming, College of Law, Laramie, Wyoming, 1987

State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, 1997
Honors: Cum Laude
Major:  Philosophy
Major:  History

Published Works:
The Clean Air Act: Eco. & Tech. Feasibility in Setting Standards Under 112, 22 Land & Water Law Rev. 397, Spring, 1987

Wyoming Upholds a Resident Laborer Preference Statute, 21 Land & Water Law Rev 219, Fall, 1986

Honors and Awards:
Am. Jur. Award, Civil Procedure, 1985

Am. Jur. Award, Commercial Paper, 1986

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Wyoming State Bar

Laramie County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions:
Sundahl, Powers, Kapp & Martin, Associate, 1991 - 1999

Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons, Special Counsel, 1999 - 2005

Office Location

1800 Carey Ave Suite 700
Cheyenne, WY 82001
P.O. Drawer 467
Cheyenne, WY 82003
Tel 307-634-1525
Fax 307-638-7335
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