Colin M. Simpson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Cody, WY

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.
 | 1135 14th Street, Cody, WY 82414
Phone: 307-527-7891
Fax: 307-527-7897
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012, 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Business Litigation (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Colin Simpson’s practice focuses on personal injury and general civil litigation; business formation and law; real estate; contracts; farm and ranch; land use; government relations; and domestic relations.

    Mr. Simpson has been engaged in the practice of law since 1987. He practices with the law firm his grandfather, Milward L. Simpson, established—Simpson, Kepler & Edwards, LLC—the Cody, Wyoming, division of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.

    Mr. Simpson has been selected by members of the national legal community as one of the Best Lawyers in America 2006-2019. Best Lawyers publishes a book each year listing those individuals who are recognized as professionals who continue their education in an effort to stay current in their chosen profession and continue to distinguish themselves among their peers.

    The book is considered to be, professionally, the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. Mr. Simpson was chosen as a member of this distinguished group because he has displayed an exemplary commitment to his profession, his community and to his clients.


    Mr. Simpson serves on the Boards of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and Yellowstone Behavioral Health in Cody, Wyoming; First Bank of Wyoming, a division of Glacier Bank, in Powell, Wyoming; and the Riley Arena and Community Events Center. Mr. Simpson previously served on the boards of the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce (Pres. 1993) and the Park County Youth Hockey Association.

    Mr. Simpson served in the Wyoming House of Representatives from 1999 through 2012; he served as Speaker of the House in 2009 and 2010. His other legislative accomplishments include: Majority Floor Leader (2007-2009), Speaker Pro-Tem (2005-2007), Management Council (2005-2009), Vice Chair of the Appropriations Committee (2005-2007), Select Committee on Capital Finance and Investment (2007-2009), Select Committee on School Capital Construction (2001-2003), Management Audit Committee (1999 to 2000), Select Committee on De-Earmarking of State Funds (2000-2001), Select Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse (2005-2007) and Co-Chairman (2005-2006), House Judiciary Committee (1999-2005) and as Chairman (2003-2005) and Co-Chairman of the Select Committee on Split Estates (2004).

    Mr. Simpson was one of two Wyoming Representatives chosen to participate in the Council of State Governments-WEST (CSG-WEST), the first leadership-training institute for state legislators to build excellence and effectiveness in state legislators.



    Practice Areas
    • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 50%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


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    Super Lawyers: 2012, 2014 - 2020

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    About Colin Simpson

    Admitted: 1986, Wyoming

    Professional Webpage:


    • Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished SM Rating
    • Martindale-Hubbell SM Client Champion Silver, 2019
    • Selected to Best Lawyers® in America, 2006-Present
    • Selected to Mountain States Super Lawyers®, 2012, 2014 - Present

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Wyoming, 1986
    • U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2019
    • Speaker of the Wyoming House of Representatives, 2009-2010
    • Wyoming State Legislature, Management Council, 2005-2009
    • Wyoming State Legislature, Select Committee on Capital Finance and Investment, 2007-2009
    • Majority Floor Leader, Wyoming State Legislature, 2007-2009
    • Speaker Pro-Tem, Wyoming State Legislature, 2005-2007
    • Wyoming State Legislature, Select Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse, 2005-2007
    • Member and Vice Chairman, Wyoming State Legislature, Appropriations Committee, 2005-2007
    • Co-Chairman, Wyoming State Legislature, Select Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse, 2005-2006
    • Chairman, Wyoming State Legislature, Judiciary Committee, 2003-2005
    • Wyoming State Legislature, Judiciary Committee, 1999-2005
    • Wyoming State Legislature, Select Committee on Split Estates, Co-Chairman, 2004
    • Wyoming State Legislature, Select Committee on School Capital Construction, 2001-2003
    • Wyoming State Legislature, Select Committee on De-earmarking of State Funds, 2000-2001
    • Wyoming State Legislature, Management Audit Committee, 1999-2000
    • President, Park County Bar Association, 1997-1998
    • Client Security Fund Committee of the Wyoming State Bar, 1995-1996
    • Wyoming Bar Association
    • Wyoming State Legislature, 2008; Representative, House District 24, 1999-2010
    • American Bar Association
    • Fifth Judicial District Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member, Board, First National Bank & Trust, Powell, Wyoming
    • Member, Board of Trustees, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming
    • Wyoming Bar Foundation, 1999 to 2002

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • President's Column, Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, The Coffee House, December 2018, Author , President's Column

    Educational Background:

    • University of Wyoming College of Law, J.D. , 1985
    • Colorado College, B.S., 1982
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    Office Location for Colin M. Simpson

    1135 14th Street
    Cody, WY 82414

    Phone: 307-527-7891

    Fax: 307-527-7897

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