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Roger C. Fransen 
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Of Counsel
phone (307) 634-1525
fax (307) 638-7335

Roger grew up in South Dakota and is a graduate of the University of Wyoming College of Law.  He has lived and practiced law in Cheyenne since 1983.  Prior to coming to the firm he served as Director of the Wyoming Office of Administrative Hearings.  He also served on Governor Michael Sullivan's Staff and as a Senior Assistant Attorney General for the State of Wyoming.    Roger's practice focuses on administrative law, including representation of regulated utilities before the Public Service Commission of Wyoming.  His practice also includes a wide range of civil litigation and appeals in both state and federal courts.  Roger and his wife Bonnie enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.  He enjoys upland bird hunting and fly fishing.
Year Joined Organization:
1996
Areas of Practice:
Public Utility Law
Administrative Law
Appellate Practice
Civil Litigation
Bar Admissions:
Wyoming, 1983
Education:
University of Wyoming, College of Law, Laramie, Wyoming, 1983
J.D.


South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, 1971
B.S.


Published Works:
Comparative Negligence Practice in Wyoming, 18 Land & Water L. Rev., 1983


Administrative Law: Rulemaking and Contested Case Practice in Wyoming (Co-Author) 31 Land & Water L. Rev., 1996


Representative Cases:
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Ass'n, Inc. v. Wyoming Public Service Com'n, 784 P.2d 627 (Wyo. 1989)
Qwest Corp. v. Public Service Com'n of Wyoming, 161 P.3d 495 (Wyo. 2007)
Pine Bar Ranch, LLC v. Luther, 152 P.3d 1062 (Wyo. 2007)
Union Telephone Co. v. Wyoming Public Service Com'n, 142 P.3d 678 (Wyo. 2006)
Ravenswood Inv. Co., L.P. v. Bishop Capital Corp., 374 F. Supp.2d 1055 (Wyo. 2005)
PacifiCorp v. Public Service Com'n of Wyo., 103 P.3d 862 (Wyo. 2004)
Rock Springs Land and Timber, Inc. v. Lore, 75 P.3d 614 (Wyo. 2003)
Sinclair Oil Corp. v. Wyoming Public Service Com'n., 63 P.3d 887 (Wyo. 2003)
Gore v. Sherard, 50 P.3d 705 (Wyo. 2002)
Parker Land and Cattle Co. v. Wyoming Game and Fish Com'n., 845 P.2d 1040 (Wyo. 1993)
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Laramie County Bar Association
Member


Wyoming State Bar
Member


Past Employment Positions:
Wyoming Attorney General's Office, Assistant and Senior Attorney General, 1983 - 1990


State of Wyoming, Staff, Wyoming Governor Mike Sullivan, 1990 - 1993


Wyoming Office of Administrative Hearings, Director, 1993 - 1995


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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