Practice Areas

Administrative Law

SPKM has provided legal advice to clients appearing before numerous regulatory and enforcement agencies including:

  • Industrial Siting Council
  • State and Federal Regulatory Agencies
  • Wyoming Board of Equalization
  • Wyoming Board of Medicine
  • Wyoming Board of Pharmacy
  • Wyoming Board of Veterinary Medicine
  • Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
  • Wyoming Department of Insurance
  • Wyoming Department of Labor
  • Wyoming Department of Revenue and Taxation
  • Wyoming Public Service Commission

Appellate Law

SPKM represents its clients before the following bodies:

  • Wyoming Supreme Court
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Administrative Appeals, State and Federal

SPKM has been chosen by Benchmark Appellate Litigation as a 10th Circuit Litigation Star.

Complex Civil Litigation

Construction Law

SPKM represents clients ranging from financial service companies, insurance and reinsurance companies, corporate officers and directors, large state and national corporations, bond companies to hospitals, biomedical companies and various products manufacturers.

SPKM has extensive experience in the construction industry and the disputes that arise on the job.  SPKM has represented owners, architects, contractors, suppliers, bonding companies and governmental agencies. SPKM frequently represents both plaintiffs and defendants. Our services include:

  • Contracts
  • Litigation
  • Liens
  • Mediation and/or Arbitration 

Environmental & Natural Resources Law

SPKM has assisted its clients to pursue the reasonable development and conservation of Wyoming’s many natural resources. We have represented clients in cases involving the following issues:

  • Oil and Gas
  • Mineral Rights
  • Water and Water Rights
  • Land Use and Development
  • Wind and Other Alternative Energy Development
  • Industrial Siting and Development
  • Clean Air and Clean Water Issues
  • Conditional Use Permits
  • Zoning Permits
  • Plant Permitting 

General Civil Defense Litigation

SPKM handles civil disputes ranging from bodily injury, property damage, other personal injury to breach of contract and injunctive relief. SPKM has defended its clients throughout Wyoming in cases arising from a wide variety of such claims, which have included:

  • Automobile Liability
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Contractor Liability
  • Contractual and Equitable Indemnity
  • Employment Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Recreational Liability 

Insurance Defense Practice

SPKM handles the defense of insureds, as well as the representation of insurers in issues ranging from bad faith to coverage opinions. SPKM has represented insureds and insurers in the adjudication of such claims, including:

  • Administrative Law and State Regulation
  • Coverage Opinions and Policy Interpretation
  • First Party and Third Party Bad Faith Claims
  • General Defense of Covered Civil Claims
  • Insurance Agency Practices

Professional Liability

SPKM defends a variety of professional liability claims.  Clients have included the following: clients in cases involving a variety of professions, including:

  • Physicians and medical providers
  • Attorneys
  • Hospitals and nursing homes
  • Mental healthcare providers
  • Pharmacists
  • Boards of Directors
  • Insurance agents and brokers
  • Real estate professionals
  • Title agents
  • Veterinarians

Products Liability

SPKM has been involved in the product liability field since before 1986. The attorneys have defended almost every type of product liability case, including clients who manufacture, sell, or distribute products in the stream of commerce, including heavy industrial equipment, cranes, medical supplies and devices, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, automobiles, consumer products and more.

Public Utilities & Energy Law

SPKM has an extensive history of representing clients in the public utility arena before the Wyoming Public Service Commission.  The attorneys at SPKM are experienced in all aspects of utility regulation, and primarily focus on electricity and natural gas ratemaking, and petroleum products and gas transportation. SPKM represents clients from the initial application, to data production and commission hearings, and at appeal, if necessary.  

Railroad & Transportation

Wyoming is one of the primary transportation hubs of the nation with mainline railroads and interstate highways. SPKM has represented its transportation clients in connection with a variety of claims, including:

  • Bodily Injury and Property Damage Claims
  • Civil Litigation
  • Condemnation
  • Emergency Response
  • Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA)
  • Railroad Labor Act (RLA)
  • Taxation
  • Transmission Easements
  • Trucking Liability

SPKM’s “Rapid Response Team”

SPKM’s attorneys are available on a 24-hour basis to provide legal services in response to major accidents and emergencies and to help coordinate the investigation through its “Rapid Response Team.”  If you or your clients wish to retain counsel and take advantage of this unique service, please contact us to receive 24-hour attorney contact information.  

Additionally, please visit the TIDA website at for more information on SPKM’s trucking rapid response team.

Shoshone & Arapaho Tribal Court

Several of SPKM’s attorneys are admitted to practice in the Shoshone and Arapaho Tribal Court.  They have represented corporate clients in oil field related lawsuits and individuals in motor vehicle accidents. 

Workplace Safety & Health Standards

SPKM has successfully guided clients through regulatory inspections covering OSHA Health and Safety, the National Emphasis Program (NEP) and the Risk Management Program (RMP), under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Act.

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2020 Carey Ave. Suite 301
Cheyenne, WY 82001