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Colin M. Simpson

Mr. Simpson's practice focuses on general civil litigation; personal injury; government relations; business law; real property; contracts; wills, trusts and estates; land use and domestic relations.

Mr. Simpson has been engaged in the practice of law since 1987. He practices with the law firm his grandfather, Milward L. Simpson, established—Simpson, Kepler & Edwards, LLC—the Cody, Wyoming, division of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.

Colin Simpson has been selected by members of the national legal community as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of Family Law, 2006-2011. Best Lawyers publishes a book each year listing those individuals who are recognized as professionals who continue their education in an effort to stay current in their chosen profession and continue to distinguish themselves among their peers. The book is considered to be, professionally, the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. Mr. Simpson was chosen as a member of this distinguished group because he has displayed an exemplary commitment to his profession, his community and to his clients.

Mr. Simpson has been elected as a Representative to the Wyoming State Legislature for House District 24 since 1999; he was elected Speaker of the House in 2009 through 2010, he served as Majority Floor Leader (2007-2009) and Speaker Pro-Tem (2005-2007). Mr. Simpson was a member of the Management Council (2005-2009). Mr. Simpson was a member and Vice Chairman of the Appropriations Committee (2005-2007), he served on the Select Committee on Capital Finance and Investment (2007-2009), the Select Committee on School Capital Construction (2001-2003), the Management Audit Committee (1999 to 2000) and the Select Committee on De-Earmarking of State Funds (2000-2001). Mr. Simpson was a member of the Select Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse (2005-2007) and Co-Chairman (2005-2006). Mr. Simpson served as member of the House Judiciary Committee (1999-2005) and as Chairman (2003-2005). Mr. Simpson was Co-Chairman of the Select Committee on Split Estates (2004). Mr. Simpson is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming and a member of the Board at First National Bank & Trust in Powell, Wyoming.

Mr. Simpson was one of two Wyoming Representatives chosen to participate in the Council of State Governments-WEST (CSG-WEST), the first leadership-training institute for state legislators to build excellence and effectiveness in state legislators.

  • Practice Areas

  • Bar Admissions

    • Wyoming
    • U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming
    • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Education

    • J.D., 1985, University of Wyoming College of Law
    • B.S., 1982, Colorado College
  • Elected/Appointed

    • Speaker of the Wyoming House of Representatives, (2009 through 2010)
    • Wyoming State Legislature, 2008; Representative, House District 24 (1999 through 2010)
    • Management Council (20052009)
    • Majority Floor Leader (2007-2009)
    • Speaker Pro-Tem (2005-2007)
    • Select Committee on Capital Finance and Investment (2007-2009)
    • Appropriations Committee (Member and Vice Chairman, 2005-2007)
    • Select Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse (2005-2007) (Co-Chairman, 2005-2006)
    • Judiciary Committee (1999-2005) (Chairman, 2003-2005)
    • Select Committee on Split Estates, Co-Chairman (2004)
    • Select Committee on School Capital Construction (2001-2003)
    • Select Committee on De-earmarking of State Funds (2000-2001)
    • Management Audit Committee (1999-2000)
  • Member

    • Board of Trustees, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming
    • Board, First National Bank & Trust, Powell, Wyoming
  • Professional Affiliations

    • American Bar Association
    • Wyoming Bar Association
    • Fifth Judicial District Bar Association
    • Client Security Fund Committee of the Wyoming State Bar (1995-1996)
    • Wyoming Bar Foundation (1999 to 2002)
    • Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association
    • Park County Bar Association (President 1997-1998)
  • The Wyoming State Bar does not certify any lawyer as a specialist or expert. Anyone considering a lawyer should independently investigate the lawyer's credentials and ability, and not rely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise.

Colin M. Simpson's Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2010 (Family Law)

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