Gay Woodhouse

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Cheyenne, WY

Woodhouse Roden Nethercott, LLC
 | 1912 Capitol Ave, 5th floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: 307-414-9699
Fax: 307-432-7522
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (30%),
  • Criminal Defense (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

The attorney general for the state of Wyoming between 1999 and 2001, Gay Woodhouse is now a member of Woodhouse Roden Nethercott, LLC. Located in Cheyenne, she divides her practice among a variety of areas, including personal injury litigation, business planning and transactions, employment law, estate planning, probate matters, real estate, and criminal defense. Admitted to practice in Wyoming and representing clients throughout the state, Ms. Woodhouse is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Ms. Woodhouse began her career in private practice as a criminal and civil trial attorney, and since that time, she has widened her scope into the other areas mentioned above. In addition to being the state's first female attorney general, her public service experience has included several years as an attorney with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Wyoming, where her work involved both civil and criminal investigations and litigation. Ms. Woodhouse also served between 2009 and 2013 on the Laramie County Board of Commissioners and was its chairperson in 2012. A past president of the Wyoming State Bar, she is a member of the Wyoming Judicial Branch's Judicial Nominating Commission, with her term expiring in 2022.

After majoring in English at the University of Wyoming and receiving a Bachelor of Arts with honors, Ms. Woodhouse remained in Laramie and enrolled at the University of Wyoming College of Law, obtaining her Juris Doctor in 1977. Her professional affiliations include the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association. Active in her community as well, Ms. Woodhouse has donated her time and resources to the Wyoming Professional Assistance Program and other nonprofit organizations.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (30%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Criminal Defense (30%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Business/Corporate (30%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Personal Injury - General (10%)

Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019

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About Gay Woodhouse

Admitted: 1978, Wyoming

Professional Webpage: https://wrnlawfirm.com/gay-woodhouse/

Honors/Awards:

  • Equality Award, 2010
  • Top 100 Lawyers in the United States
  • Super Lawyers

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Criminal Justice Assistance Standing Committee, District of Wyoming, Chairman
  • Board of Commissioners for Laramie County, Chairman, 2012
  • Criminal Rules Committee, United States District Court, District of Wyoming - Present
  • Laramie County Bar Association
  • Wyoming
  • Wyoming State Bar, President, Officer and Commissioner, 2002-2008
  • Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association
  • Judicial Nominating Commission 2018-2022
  • American Bar Association, 2001 to present
  • 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District of Wyoming
  • Wyoming Supreme Court
  • United States Supreme Court

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Women of Influence, 2016
  • Women's Leadership- Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce, 2013
  • Spradley-Barr Wind Chill Cycling Team
  • United Way of Laramie County
  • Wyoming Senior Olympics Board of Directors
  • Wyoming Professional Assistance Program, Secretary
  • Cheyenne Rotary

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • 2016 Women of Influence
  • 2010 Women in the Law - United States Attorney's Office
  • 2011 Marketing Your Practice - Women's Law Forum
  • 2012 Practice of Law - University of Wyoming College of Law
  • 2012 Appellate Advocacy - Young Lawyers Conference
  • 2013 Women's Leadership- Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce

Educational Background:

  • University of Wyoming, B.A. 1977
Office Location for Gay Woodhouse

1912 Capitol Ave
5th floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001

Phone: 307-414-9699

Fax: 307-432-7522

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Last Updated: 3/4/2019

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