As a Wyoming law firm that is highly recommended by Benchmark Litigation, we are well-equipped to handle large and complicated state-wide litigation. Our firm has been frequently selected to represent large, often self-insured, corporations in all of its Wyoming litigation, sometimes including multi-district litigation. Our lawyers, several of whom have been recognized regionally and nationally for their trial skills, have substantial experience in managing and defending Wyoming cases. Kim D. Cannon, for example, is a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Additionally, our lawyers have worked closely with national counsel in developing and deposing experts throughout the United States. Our attorneys balance legal reasoning, a common sense approach, and familiarity with Wyoming’s courts and juries, to present the most compelling case at trial for our clients.
Davis & Cannon, LLP’s litigators have defended individual and national class action cases involving products such as Bendectin (Merrell-Dow Pharmaceuticals), tobacco (Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds), farm equipment (Hesston Corporation), Phentermine and Fenfluramine (American Home Products and Wyeth Laboratories), and Zyprexa (Eli Lilly). References from national law firms with whom we have been associated may be provided on request. We understand the unique challenges presented by these cases and can manage numerous claimants and complex issues.
Public Land Law
Our attorneys have brought significant actions in federal courts arising under federal public land laws, including the Pacific Railroad Acts under which the first transcontinental railroad was built (coal slurry pipeline litigation and the fiber optic cable litigation) and the Surface Mine Control & Reclamation Act (SMCRA) (Whitney Benefits litigation to obtain $60 million inverse condemnation award for owners of mineral rights precluded from development).
We have brought several successful securities cases for individuals relating to the provision of financial services.
Minerals and Royalties
Our lawyers have handled numerous disputes over Wyoming minerals and oil and gas. In cases involving many parties and voluminous documents, our litigation experience and familiarity with industry practices provide a solid foundation for bringing progressive and complicated issues before Wyoming courts and administrative agencies.