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Lawyer , writer

Gerry Spence, American lawyer, writer. Bar: Wyoming 1952, United States Court Claims 1952, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1982. Recipient Lifetime Achievement award, Consumer Attorneys California (formerly California Trial Lawyers Association), 2008; inducted to, American Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame, 2009.

Background

Spence, Gerry was born on January 8, 1929 in Laramie, Wyoming, United States. Son of Gerald M. and Esther Sophie (Pfleeger) Spence.

Education

University of Wyoming (Bachelor of Science in Law, 1949. Bachelor of Laws, cum laude, 1952). County and Prosecuting Attorney, Fremont County, Wyoming, 1954-1962.

Career

Sole practice, Riverton, Wyoming, 1952-1954. County and prosecuting attorney Fremont County, 1954-1962. Partner various law firms, Riverton and Casper, 1962-1978.

Senior partner Spence, Moriarity & Schuster, Jackson, 1978—2002, Spence, Moriarity & Shockey, 2002—2003, Spence Law Firm, since 2004. Founder Trial Lawyers College. Lecturer legal organizations and law schools.

Achievements

  • Bar: Wyoming 1952, United States Court Claims 1952, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1982.

Works

Membership

Wyoming State Bar; American Bar Association. Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association. The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

National Associaton of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Connections

Married Anna Wilson, June 20, 1947. Children: Kip, Kerry, Kent, Katy. Married LaNelle Hampton Peterson, November 18, 1969.

father:
Gerald M. Spence

mother:
Esther Sophie (Pfleeger) Spence

spouses:
Anna Wilson

LaNelle Hampton Peterson

children:
Kerry Spence

Katy Spence

Kent Spence

Kip Spence