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Paul J. Hickey 
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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:
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
University of Wyoming, College of Law, Laramie, Wyoming, 1975

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Williams v. Solvay Chemicals, Inc., 385 Fed.Appx. 820 - Unpublished (10th Cir 2010)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
Rocky Mountain Power
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

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

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

Fellow, American Bar Association Foundation

American Bar Association

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

Laramie County, Assistant County Attorney, 1977 - 1979

Sigma Nu
Delta Theta Phi
Omicron Delta Kappa
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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