Alaina Stedillie

Alaina Stedillie

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astedillie@wsmtlaw.com
Main: +1 307 234 6907
Licensed in: Wyoming


OverviewExperience & ResultsHonors & InsightsReported CasesPractice AreasEducation & Admissions
Overview

Alaina Stedillie’s practice emphasizes commercial and complex civil litigation involving business entities of all sizes and in a wide range of substantive areas, both at the trial and appellate levels.

Her experience includes litigation in including natural resources and energy law, administrative law, and defense of various tort and contract claims, including defense of 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claims against governmental actors. Alaina has represented multiple clients in the public and private sectors before regulatory and governmental agencies, from both litigation and compliance perspectives. She also enjoys providing pro bono services to individuals and non-profit organizations.

Alaina practiced with two different law firms prior to joining Welborn, and served as a Law Clerk and Staff Attorney for the Honorable W. Thomas Sullins, II, the chief judge for the District Court of the Seventh Judicial District, Natrona County, Casper, WY, 2007-2009.

Experience & Results
  • Co-counsel in obtaining county and state permits from Wyoming Industrial Siting Council for wind farm company in contested case hearing; provided advice and counsel to Respondent-Appellees regarding governmental relations and political and media contacts. Lead counsel in briefing Wyoming Supreme Court, receiving affirmative decision upholding issuance of permits.
  • Lead counsel in briefing, arguing, and obtaining summary judgment on behalf of Defendant against allegations of personal injury, assault, and infliction of emotional distress in Federal Court.
  • Co-counsel in successfully obtaining order dismissing Plaintiff’s claims challenging sale of ranch by governmental agency Defendants. Briefed and received affirmative decision from Wyoming Supreme Court affirming dismissal.
  • Co-counsel in successfully obtaining summary judgment on behalf of Defendant against allegations of fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation and RICO violations in Federal Court. Lead counsel in successfully briefing Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, receiving affirmative decision upholding summary judgment.
  • Lead counsel for Plaintiff in breach of contract action and challenge to covenant not to compete. Tried to verdict and obtained six-figure damage award on behalf of client.
  • Co-counsel in successfully obtaining summary judgment on behalf of Defendant against allegations of violations of 42 U.S.C. § 1983 concerning First Amendment retaliation in Federal Court. Briefed and received unanimous decision upholding summary judgment from Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Lead counsel in successfully obtaining order on behalf of Defendant dismissing allegations of violations of 42 U.S.C. § 1983 concerning Fourth Amendment in Federal Court.
Honors
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Star in Litigation, 2013-2019
  • Rhodes Scholar Finalist, 2003
  • Outstanding Arts & Sciences Senior, 2004, Creighton University
  • Political Science Major of the Year, 2004, Creighton University
Board Service, Memberships
  • Past President, Vice President, Secretary of Natrona County Bar Association
  • CASA of Natrona County, President
  • Wyoming High School Allstate Marching Band
  • Natrona County Library Board of Trustees
  • Casper College Paralegal Program Advisory Board
  • Alpha Sigma Nu
Publications/Speaking Engagements
  • Author, “An Unstable Peace: The Northern Irish Question,” Missouri Valley Journal of Social and Political Science, 2004
  • Development Editor of the Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy, University of Colorado School of Law, 2006-2007
  • Speaker, “Points of Professionalism: Communication Strategies for Women Entering the Professional Workforce,” CLIMB Wyoming, 2011-2016
  • Editor, Missouri Valley Journal of Social and Political Science, 2003-2004
Reported Cases
  • Northern Laramie Range Foundation, et al. v. Converse County Bd. of County Com’rs & Wasatch Wind Intermountain, LLC, et al., 2012 WY 158, 290 P.3d 1063 (Wyo. 2012)
  • The Courtenay C. and Lucy Patten Davis Foundation, et al. v. Colorado State University Research Foundation, et al., 2014 WY 32, P.3d 1115 (Wyo. 2014)
  • Mellon v. The Int’l Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, et al., 612 Fed.Appx. 936 (10th Cir. 2015)
Practice Areas
  • Oil & Gas Conservation Commission and Regulatory
  • Oil & Gas Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Energy, Alternative Energy, Telecommunications and Utilities
  • Environmental and Natural Resources
  • Government Contracts
  • Government Relations
  • Litigation
  • Wyoming Government Relations
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Mediation & Arbitration
  • Trial
Education
  • J.D., University of Colorado School of Law, 2007
  • B.A., Political Science, Creighton University, 2004, summa cum laude
Bar Admissions / Qualifications
  • Wyoming, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Wyoming, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Colorado, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2014