Born, Rawlins, Wyoming, December 20, 1942; admitted to bar, 1967, Wyoming; 1967, U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming; 1970, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 1973, U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, District of Colorado.
Education: Regis College (B.A., 1964); University of Wyoming (J.D., with honors, 1967).
Member: Carbon County Bar Association (President 1983-1995); Wyoming State Bar; United States Magistrate, 1971-1975 and 1979-1985; Wyoming State Bar Commissioner, 1970-1971; Wyoming Pattern Civil Jury Instruction Committee, 1991-1992; Wyoming State Bar Foundation Board, Vice President and President, 1993-98; Wyoming State Board of Law Examiners, 1994-2000, Vice-Chairman, 1996-1997, Chairman 1999-2000; Board of Trustees, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, 1975-1993; American Board of Trial Advocates, 1990-__; selected for inclusion in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2008-2011 Editions; selected for inclusion in Rocky Mountain Region, Super Lawyers, in area of Real Estate, 2009-__; Board of Trustees, University of Wyoming, 2011-__.
John is a Carbon County, Wyoming, native. He has been in private practice in Rawlins for 49 years with extensive practical knowledge of and expertise in ranches. He is married to Catherine of the firm; William is his son. He is currently a member of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees. In his spare time he enjoys horseback riding and outdoor activities.