CHEYENNE - The Wyoming State Bar is pleased to announce that James L. Edwards, an attorney from Gillette, has been elected commissioner of the Wyoming State Bar to represent the Sixth Judicial District, which consists of Campbell, Crook and Weston Counties. Edwards will serve a three-year term.
Edwards earned a B.S. in finance from the University of Illinois in 1973 followed by a J.D. from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 1976. He served in the U.S. Army JAG Corps from 1976 – 1980 and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Edwards has practiced law in Gillette, Wyoming, since 1980. He currently practices with the firm of Stevens, Edwards, Hallock, Carpenter & Phillips, P.C. He served as a Municipal Court Judge for the City of Gillette from 1985 – 2011; served on the Wyoming State Bar’s Board of Professional Responsibility, and is a current member of the Wyoming Rules of Civil Procedure Committee, which is an appointment by the Wyoming Supreme Court.
The 2013/2014 Election of Commissioners was held in accordance with the Bylaws of the Wyoming State Bar. Edwards succeeds Patrick Carpenter, also from Gillette.