Paul Hickey is an experienced trial Lawyer. His career began as a law clerk for the Honorable James E. Barrett, United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit. Following his clerkship, Paul was a prosecutor for the Laramie County Attorney’s Office. His practice focuses on Energy Law. He has been recognized as a Mountain States Super Lawyer and Best Lawyer in this focus area. His many clients include regulated gas and electric utilities, natural gas producers, wind developers and interstate electric transmission projects.
In addition, Paul has had a substantial trial practice, primarily in Federal Court. It includes refinery explosion cases and other types of commercial litigation. He is ranked as a Tier One Commercial Litigation by Chamber, USA. He has served on Advisory Committees to both the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the District Court for the District of Wyoming. He has tried numerous cases in both State and Federal Court involving commercial, oil and gas and negligence claims.
He is a past president of both the Wyoming State Bar and the Wyoming Bar Foundation. He currently serves as Chairman of the Dean’s Advisory Committee of the College of Law, University of Wyoming. He is a Director for Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Historical Society, and served as its President in 2013.
Paul has been active in State and local affairs having served on numerous boards and commissions. He served on the Wyoming Natural Gas Pipeline Authority and the Wyoming Water Development Commission, both of which he chaired during his terms of service.
Paul and his wife, Jeanne have two married children, Mary Bridget Kenney and Patrick Hickey and four grandchildren, Charlotte and Connor Kenney and Matthew and Julia Hickey.
Lance Oil & Gas Company v. Doyle and Margaret M. Hartman, et. al. 226 P.3d 889 (Wyo. 2010)
Doyle and Margaret M. Hartman, et al. v. Lance Oil & Gas Company, 346 P.3d 880 (Wyo. 2015)
PacifiCorp, Inc., v. Department of Revenue, State of Wyoming, 401 P.3d 905 (Wyo. 2017)
Steven Smothers v. Solvay Chemicals, Inc., 740 F.3d 530 (10th Cir. 2014)
Wade E. Jensen And Donald D. Goff, et. al. v. Solvay Chemicals, Inc., et. al. 721 F.3d 1180 (10th Cir. 2013)
Corbin A. McNeill and Dorice S. McNeill v. United States of America, 836 F.3d 1282 (10th Cir. 2016)
Jensen v Solvay Chemicals, Inc., 625 F.3d 641 (10th Cir. 2010)
Williams v. Solvay Chemicals, Inc., 385 Fed.Appx. 820 – Unpublished (10th Cir 2010)
State of Nebraska v. Kirkwood, et al., 16 Neb.App. 459 (Nebraska Court of Appeals 2008)
Pine Bar Ranch, LLC et al. v. Homer Luther et al., 152 P.3d 1062 (Wyo. 2007)
Union Telephone v. Wyoming Public Service Com’n et al., 142 P.3d 678 (Wyo. 2006)
State v. Campbell County School Dist., 19 P.3d 518 (Wyo. 2001)
US West v. Wyoming Public Service Com’n., 989 P.2d 616 (Wyo. 1999)
Colorado Interstate Gas Co. v. Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America, 962 F.2d 1528 (10th Cir. 1992)
Colorado Interstate Gas Co. v. Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America, 885 F.2d 683 (C.A. 10 Wyo. 1989)
Hon. Alan B. Johnson, U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming
Hon. Michael Davis, Wyoming Supreme Court
Honors and Awards:
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America
Chambers USA – Tier One – Litigation: General Commercial, 2008 to date
Super Lawyers, Mountain States, 2007 – to date
Order of the Coif, University of Wyoming College of Law, 2009
Honorable James E. Barrett, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, Law Clerk, 1975 – 1976
Laramie County, Assistant County Attorney, 1977 – 1979
American College of Trial Lawyers, 2005 to date (State Chair 2010-2011)
Regent for 10th Circuit State 2016 to date
Wyoming Water Development Commission, 1987 – 1995 (Chairman 1995)
Wyoming Natural Gas Pipeline Authority, 1989 – 1994 (Chairman 1994)
Laramie County Bar Association, 1978 – Present (President 1985)
Rotary, 1989 – Present (President 1997)
Wyoming State Bar, 1996 – Present (President 1998)
10th Circuit Historical Society (President, 2013 Director, 2005 to date)
Permanent Civil Rules Committee, District of Wyoming 2000-2008
University of Wyoming, College of Law, Dean’s Advisory Committee (Chairman 2004 to date)Fellow, American Bar Association Foundation
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