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Alaina Stedillie’s practice emphasizes commercial and complex civil litigation involving business entities of various sizes. Her experience includes litigation in a wide range of substantive areas, 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.

Prior to joining WSMT, Ms. Stedillie practiced with two different law firms 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.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • 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 in Federal Court (appeal pending). Managed discovery production of hundreds of thousands of documents.
  • 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. 

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)

PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS & ACCOLADES

  • Selected as a Mountain States Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in Litigation, 2013-2018
  • Author, “An Unstable Peace: The Northern Irish Question,” Missouri Valley Journal of Social and Political Science, 2004
  • Speaker, “Points of Professionalism: Communication Strategies for Women Entering the Professional Workforce,” CLIMB Wyoming, 2011-2016
  • Development Editor of the Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy, University of Colorado School of Law
  • While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Alaina was a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, Editor of the Missouri Valley Journal of Social and Political Science, the Outstanding Arts & Science Senior for 2004, the Political Science Major of the Year for 2004, and a Rhodes Scholar Finalist in 2003.

PERSONAL

Alaina’s interests involve exploring Wyoming’s great outdoors, travelling, reading, Irish history and literature, and spending time with her husband, her daughter, and their animals.

Alaina M. Stedillie


Practice Areas
  • Appeals
  • Energy, Alternative Energy, Telecommunications and Utilities
  • Environmental and Natural Resources
  • Government Contracts
  • Government Relations
  • Litigation
  • Wyoming Government Relations
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • All Practice Areas »
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
  • Wyoming Supreme Court, 2008
  • Wyoming State Judicial Courts, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Wyoming, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Colorado, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2014

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
  • American Bar Association
  • Natrona County Bar Association; President (2013), Vice President (2012), and Secretary/Treasurer (2011)
  • Casper College Paralegal Program Advisory Committee, Board Member 2011-Present
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) of Natrona County, Community Board Member, May 2013-Present
  • Casper Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps Board of Directors, 2012-2018
  • Allocations Committee, United Way of Natrona County, Member, 2011-2016
  • Liberty Day coordinator for Wyoming State Bar and presenter to elementary school classrooms in Natrona County, 2011-2012, Speaker, 2011-2016
  • Casper Museum Consortium Board, Community Board Member, 2011-May 2013
  • Rotaract/Casper Young Professionals Network, Member and Foundations Chair, 2007-July 2011