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John A. Coppede 
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Partner
phone (307) 634-1525
fax (307) 638-7335
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John comes to Wyoming from New York.  He studied law at the University of Wyoming and has since become a long-time Wyoming resident.  Following law school John was a law clerk for Alan B. Johnson, United States District Judge for the District of Wyoming.

He is a partner in the firm and has been with Hickey & Evans for several years.  Prior to coming to the firm he served as special counsel for Rothgerber, Johnson & Lyons.  His practice includes an extensive list of civil/commercial litigation cases in both state and federal courts, including Clean Air Act Litigation, insurance defense, insurance coverage disputes, employment law, creditor's rights and bankruptcy.  His practice also focuses on litigation before administrative agencies, which has included the Wyoming Environmental Quality Council, the Wyoming Board of Equalization, the Wyoming Office of Administrative Hearings and the Wyoming Medical Commission.  John is a member of the Wyoming State and Laramie County Bar Associations. 

John and his wife Josefina have two sons.  He enjoys scuba diving, travel and spending time with his family.

Year Joined Organization:
2005
Areas of Practice:
Insurance Defense
Environmental Law
Tort Law
Commercial Litigation
Employment Law
Creditor's Rights
Bankruptcy
Contracts
Workers Compensation Defense
Appeals
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
Education:
University of Wyoming, College of Law, Laramie, Wyoming, 1987
J.D.


State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, 1997
B.A.
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


Representative Cases:
Hill Investment Corporation v. M&M Auto Outlet, 2010 WY 56 (Wyo. 2010)
Case v. Outback Pipe Haulers, 2007 WY 181 (Wyo. 2007)
Colorado Casualty Insurance Co v. Sammons, 157 P.3d 460 (Wyo. 2007)
Erpelding v. Lisek, 71 P.3d 754 (Wyo. 2003)
Beuhner Block Co. v. Wyoming Dept. of Revenue, 139 P.3d 1150 (Wyo. 2006)
Waid v. Burlington Northern RR, 996 P.2d 18 (Wyo. 1999)
Southwestern Public Service Co. v. Thunder Basin Coal Co., 978 P.2d 1138 (Wyo. 1998)
Ahrenholtz v. Time Ins. Co., 968 P.2d 946 (Wyo. 1998)
Representative Clients:
Jeld-Wen Inc.
Colorado Casualty Insurance Company
PacifiCorp
Nabors Drilling U.S.A. L.P.
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union
Centennial Lending
Park Western Leasing Company
Speedy Heavy Hauling, Inc.
Honors and Awards:
Am. Jur. Award, Civil Procedure, 1985


Am. Jur. Award, Commercial Paper, 1986


Professional Associations and Memberships:
Wyoming State Bar
Member


Laramie County Bar Association
Member


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


Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons, Special Counsel, 1999 - 2005


Languages:
Spanish
Office Location

1800 Carey Ave Suite 700
Cheyenne, WY 82001
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Cheyenne, WY 82003
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