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Paul J. Hickey 
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Partner
phone (307) 634-1525
fax (307) 638-7335

Paul Hickey is an experienced trial lawyer. He has tried numerous cases in both State and Federal Court involving commercial, oil and gas and negligence claims. He is a member of the Permanent Civil Rules Committee for the United States District Court, District of Wyoming. He is a past President of both the Wyoming State Bar and the Wyoming Bar Foundation. Paul's practice is focused in regulated utilities and energy.

Paul is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and currently serves as State Chairman. He is also the current Chairman of the Dean's Advisory Committee at the College of Law, University of Wyoming. He is Vice President of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Historical Society.

Paul has been active in State and local affairs having served on numerous boards and commissions, including the Wyoming Natural Gas Pipeline Authority and the Wyoming Water Development Commission.

Paul and his wife, Jeanne have two married children, Mary Bridget Kenney and Patrick Hickey.

Year Joined Organization:
1976
Areas of Practice:
Trial Practice
Utility Law
Natural Resources
Personal Injury
Employment Law
Trusts and Estates
Education Law
Litigation Percentage:
70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
Wyoming, 1975
Colorado, 1990
U.S. Federal Courts, 1975
U.S. Supreme Court, 1988
Education:
University of Wyoming, College of Law, Laramie, Wyoming, 1975
J.D.


University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, 1972
B.A. History


Representative Cases:
Jensen v Solvay Chemicals, Inc., 625 F.3d 641 (10th Cir. 2010)
Williams v. Solvay Chemicals, Inc., 385 Fed.Appx. 820 - Unpublished (10th Cir 2010)
State of Nebraska v. Kirkwood, et al., 16 Neb.App. 459 (Nebraska Court of Appeals 2008)
Pine Bar Ranch, LLC et al. v. Homer Luther et al., 152 P.3d 1062 (Wyo. 2007)
Union Telephone v. Wyoming Public Service Com'n et al., 142 P.3d 678 (Wyo. 2006)
State v. Campbell County School Dist., 19 P.3d 518 (Wyo. 2001)
US West v. Wyoming Public Service Com'n., 989 P.2d 616 (Wyo. 1999)
Colorado Interstate Gas Co. v. Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America, 962 F.2d 1528 (10th Cir. 1992)
Colorado Interstate Gas Co. v. Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America, 885 F.2d 683 (C.A. 10 Wyo. 1989)
Representative Clients:
SourceGas Distribution, LLC
Qwest Corporation
PacifiCorp
Rocky Mountain Power
References:
Hon. William Downes, U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming
Hon. James Burke, Wyoming Supreme Court
Honors and Awards:
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers


Best Lawyers in America


Chambers USA - Litigation: General Commercial, 2008 - 2010


Super Lawyers, Mountain States, 2007 - 2010


Order of the Coif, University of Wyoming College of Law, 2009


Professional Associations and Memberships:
Wyoming Water Development Commission, 1987 - 1995
Chairman 1995


Wyoming Natural Gas Pipeline Authority, 1989 - 1994
Chairman


Laramie County Bar Association, 1978 - Present
President 1985


Rotary, 1989 - Present
President 1997


Wyoming State Bar, 1996 - Present
President 1998


10th Circuit Historical Society
Director, President


Permanent Civil Rules Committee, District of Wyoming
Member


University of Wyoming, College of Law, Dean's Advisory Committee
Chairman


Fellow, American Bar Association Foundation


American Bar Association
Member


Past Employment Positions:
Honorable James E. Barrett, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, Law Clerk, 1975 - 1976


Laramie County, Assistant County Attorney, 1977 - 1979


Fraternities/Sororities:
Sigma Nu
Delta Theta Phi
Omicron Delta Kappa
Office Location

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