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Debra J. Wendtland

Debra J. Wendtland: Attorney with Wendtland & Wendtland LLP

Biography

Debra Wendtland practices law in Sheridan Wyoming. She is a second generation native to Wyoming and was raised on a wheat farm in the southern part of the state where her family still farms. Raised in a very politically active family, Debra spent many of her formative years attending school in Virginia and spending summers on the farm in Wyoming. From 1981 to 1985, Debra attended Bethel College, in St. Paul, Minnesota. She graduated in 1985 with a double major in Political Science and Speech Communications. After graduation from Bethel, Debra went on to law school at the University of Wyoming College of Law. During the summer months of law school, Debra worked for the Honorable Daniel E. Lundgren, United States Representative from California and later clerked for the law firm of Baker, Worthington, Crossley, Stansberry & Wolfe in Tennessee. In law school, Debra was active in Trial Advocacy and the Land and Water Law Review. She graduated from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 1988. Upon graduation from law school, Debra practiced with the Salt Lake law firm of Ray, Quinney & Nebeker. Since 1990, Debra has practiced in Sheridan, Wyoming. In 2005, Tony and Debra started their new office, Wendtland and Wendtland, LLP. Debra's practice has evolved over time to include a significant number of adoption cases and related litigation.

American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (2015 - )

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Personal Injury
  • Zoning, Planning and Land Use
  • Land Development
  • Corporate Law
  • Adoption Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Practice
  • Contested Trusts and Estates
  • Real Property
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
307.673.4696  Phone
307.673.4828  Fax
www.wendtlandlaw.com
University Attended:
Bethel College, B.A., 1985
Law School Attended:
University of Wyoming, J.D., 1988
Year of First admission:
1988
Admission:
1988, Utah and U.S. District Court, District of Utah; 1990, Wyoming; 1997, U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming
Memberships:
Wyoming State Bar; Utah State Bar (inactive).
Special Agencies:
Wyoming State Bar Board of Law Examiners (1999-2007); Northeastern Wyoming Community College Trustee (2016 - )
Reported Cases:
Willey v. Willey, 2016 WY 116, 385 P.3d 290 (Wyo. 2016); Kibbee v. First Interstate Bank, et al, 2010 WY 143, 242 P.3d. 973 (Wyo. 2010); North Fork Citizens for Responsible Development et al v. Park County Bd. of County Commrs, 2008 WY 88, 189 P.3d 260 (Wyo. 2008); Darrar v. Bourke, 910 P.2d 572 (Wyo. 1996).
ISLN:
902846652

Peer Reviews

  • 4.5/5.0 12 reviews
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 02/21/12 in General Practice

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 06/16/11 in Commercial Litigation

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Government Counsel on 06/16/11 in Bankruptcy Litigation

    Mrs. Wendtland is the classic Wyoming Lawyer. She is fiercely loyal to her clients, brilliant, disciplined, and pleasant. She is a clear communicator who is not afraid... Read more

    Mrs. Wendtland is the classic Wyoming Lawyer. She is fiercely loyal to her clients, brilliant, disciplined, and pleasant. She is a clear communicator who is not afraid to acknowledge reality and she insists that her clients do the same. She cares deeply about the people she represents, and frequently about people with whom her clients are in conflict as well. She gets results consistently. Her knowledge of the applicable law is beyond peer.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 06/08/11 in Domestic Relations

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 06/08/11 in General Practice

    Debra is a fine attorney with excellent skills. Read more

    Debra is a fine attorney with excellent skills.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 06/08/11 in Adoption Law

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  • 4.8/5.0 by a Partner on 02/27/12 in General Practice

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  • 4.4/5.0 by a Member on 02/13/12 in Contracts

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  • 4.4/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 02/11/12 in General Practice

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  • 4.4/5.0 by a Marketing Partner on 06/08/11 in General Liability

    Deb is a credit to her profession and is a model for how young lawyers should interact with other members of the bar Read more

    Deb is a credit to her profession and is a model for how young lawyers should interact with other members of the bar

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