Paul J. Hickey

Paul J. Hickey

  • Personal Injury, Estate Planning, Energy, Oil & Gas Law
  • Colorado, Wyoming
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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.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Estate Planning
  • Energy, Oil & Gas Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Trial Practice
  • Trusts
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
  • English: Spoken, Written
University of Wyoming College of Law
J.D. (1975)
University of Wyoming
B.A. | History
Order of the Coif
University of Wyoming College of Law
American College of Trial Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America
Band One - Litigation: General Commercial
Chambers USA
Top 100 - Mountain States
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
State Bar of Colorado # 19423
10th Circuit State
- Current
American College of Trial Lawyers
State Chair (2010-2011)
- Current
10th Circuit Historical Society
Director (President 2013)
- Current
University of Wyoming College of Law, Dean's Advisory Committee
- Current
Wyoming State Bar
President (1998)
- Current
President (1997)
- Current
Laramie County Bar Association
President (1985)
- Current
Wyoming State Bar # 5-1431
- Current
Permanent Civil Rules Committee, District of Wyoming
Wyoming Water Developement Commission
Chairman (1995)
Wyoming Natural Gas Pipeline Authority
Chairman (1994)
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Contact & Map
1800 Carey Ave
Suite 700
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Telephone: (307) 634-1525
Fax: (307) 638-7335