William “Bill” Simpson, a longtime civil and defense attorney in Cody, has been tabbed as Park County’s next district court judge.
The Cody High School graduate and Ralston area resident has been practicing law with the firm now known as Burg, Simpson, Eldredge, Hersh and Jardine — a division of Burg Simpson — for 33 years. He’s also worked for the Wyoming Public Defender’s Office for nearly three decades, representing defendants in criminal cases who can’t afford their own attorney.
Simpson is part of the fourth generation of lawyers in his family, a tradition that started with his great-grandfather — also named Bill Simpson — who started practicing law in Wyoming in 1893. (That Bill Simpson may be best known for both shooting a Meeteetse banker and for being the only prosecutor to get a conviction against notorious outlaw Butch Cassidy.)
Lawyer Information / Qualifications
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Experience and Training: Professional Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, Corporations, Oil and Gas/Natural Resources, Class Actions, Real Estate Litigation, Insurance Bad Faith Litigation, Civil Litigation, Commercial Transactions, Criminal Defense, Employment Law
Undergrad: Wyoming (1984); U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming; U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court
Law School: 1135 Fourteenth Street
Practice Areas: B.S. with Honors from The University of Wyoming (1980)
Certifications: J.D. from The University of Wyoming College of Law (1983)