Kermit C. Brown, Partner

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Kermit C. Brown was raised in Casper, Wyoming. Kermit graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1965 with a degree in animal husbandry, and in 1966 with a degree in business administration. He spent four years in the Navy attaining the rank of lieutenant before returning to the University of Wyoming. He graduated from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 1973. Kermit practiced law in Wheatland for two years and in Rawlins for seventeen years before moving his law practice to Laramie. Kermit was also the President of the Wyoming State Bar for the years 1994-95.

Kermit is the senior partner in Brown & Hiser LLC, where his practice is concentrated in business and agricultural law and estate planning. He has argued seventeen cases in the Wyoming Supreme Court includingOroz v. Hayes cited in the Wyoming Governmental Claims Act which struck down judicially created governmental immunity for political subdivisions in the State of Wyoming. Kermit also argued Riedel v. Anderson in the Wyoming Supreme Court construing the nature and extent of federal and state jurisdiction over approximately 3.6 million acres of Wyoming state trust lands.

In addition to acting as an attorney, Kermit is a commercial pilot and was a flight instructor for many years. He is also currently serving his sixth term in the Wyoming House of Representatives from House District 14 where he is currently the Speaker of the House of Representatives.