O'Kelley H. Pearson

O'Kelley H. Pearson: Attorney with Hickey & Evans, LLP
  • Managing Partner at Hickey & Evans, LLP (11 Attorneys)
  • 1800 Carey Avenue, Suite 700, P.O. Drawer 467, Cheyenne, WY 82003
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Biography

O’Kelley H. Pearson joined Hickey & Evans in 2007 as an Associate and became a Partner in 2011. She graduated from the University of Wyoming College of Law with honors in 2007 and was admitted into the Bar in 2007. At UW College of Law, O’Kelley served on the Student Honor Council, as managing editor of the Wyoming Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. Most recently, O’Kelley taught Legal Writing as an adjunct professor at the College of Law.

O’Kelley represents a wide range of clients, including K-12 and higher education boards and institutions, regulated utilities, municipalities, and diverse business entities. She has appeared before state and federal courts in Wyoming, as well as the Public Service Commission, the Industrial Siting Commission, and the Office of Administrative Hearings.

A native of North Carolina, O’Kelley has lived in Wyoming for 30 years, the majority of which has been in Pinedale. She is married and has two grown children, Emily, and Andrew. She and her husband Mark are owner/operators of a family outfitting business in the Wind River Range.

Representative Clients

Albany County School District No. One

Laramie County School District No. One

CenturyLink

City of Torrington

Representative Cases

PSC of Wyo. v. Qwest Corp., 2013 WY 48, 299 P.3d 1176 (2013)

Cheyenne Newspapers, Inc. v. Bd. of Trs. Sch. Dist. No. One, 2016 WY 113, ¶ 1, 384 P.3d 679 (2016)

Jensen v Solvay Chemicals, Inc., 625 F.3d 641 (10th Cir. 2010)

Publications

“Fundamentally Flawed: Wyoming’s Failure to Protect a Student’s Right to an Education, R.M. v. Washakie County School District Number One, 102 P.3d 868 (Wyo. 2004),” 6 Wyo. L. Rev. 587, 2006.

Riding the Wave of School Finance Reform: The Wyoming Judiciary Hangs Five –May 3, 2006 (Education Law Seminar).

“Remember me, Mom, it’s your daughter” – My Experience as a Non-Traditional Law Student, Wyoming Lawyer, 2011.

Previous Employment:

Adjunct Professor, University of Wyoming College of Law, 2013-2015

Legal Research Assistant, Professor John Burman, University of Wyoming College of Law, 2005

Sublette Board of Cooperative Educational Services, 2001-2003

Western Wyoming Community College, 1992-2001

Sublette County School District No. One, 1990-1994

Professional Associations and Memberships:

National School Boards Association, Conference of School Attorneys, 2016 to present

Wyoming State Bar, 2007 – Present (Member)

Laramie County Bar Association, 2007 – Present (Member)

Wyoming Mental Health Care Licensing Board, 2004 – 2007

Leadership Wyoming – Class of 2010

Wyoming P-16 Council, 2013 – 2014

Laramie High School Basketball Booster Club – Treasurer, 2014 – 2015

Pinedale Preschool Board of Directors, 2002-2004

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Administrative Law
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Education Law
  • Utility Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
307-316-4409  Phone
(307) 634-1525  Phone
(307) 638-7335  Fax
www.hickeyevans.com/attorneys/okelley-h-pearson
University Attended:
Davidson College, B.A., International Studies, 1988
Law School Attended:
University of Wyoming, College of Law, J.D., with honors, 2007
Year of First Admission:
2007
Admission:
2007, Wyoming; 2007, U.S. District Court District of Wyoming; 2007, U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
ISLN:
919622737
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