Alaina M. Stedillie

Alaina M. Stedillie


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Representative Matters

  • Successfully obtained summary judgment in favor of client in legal malpractice case where client had been disbarred. Wyoming Supreme Court affirmed grant of summary judgment in client’s favor.
  • Co-defense counsel in co-employee liability case involving a significant workplace injury. After a six day jury trial where plaintiff sought $5 million in damages a full defense verdict was returned in 40 minutes.
  • Co-defense counsel in class action involving the sale of a rural telephone cooperative with alleged damages in excess of half a billion dollars. Defended former attorneys and law firm for cooperative's Board of Directors against claims of legal malpractice and negligent misrepresentation.
  • Co-counsel in 42 U.S.C. § 1983 litigation against a municipality involving claims of First Amendment retaliation. Obtained summary judgment on behalf of municipality and municipal executive and obtained judgment affirming summary judgment at Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Lead counsel in obtaining order dismissing 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claims concerning Fourth and Eighth Amendments against police officer in U.S. District Court for District of Wyoming.
  • Lead counsel for Plaintiff in breach of contract action and challenge to covenant not to compete. Tried to verdict and obtained six-figure damages award for Plaintiff.
  • Lead counsel in drafting Defendants-Appellees' Brief to Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals after obtaining summary judgment on claims of fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation. Obtained decision affirming grant of summary judgment.
  • Lead counsel in obtaining summary judgment on behalf of the Defendant against charges of personal injury and infliction of emotional distress in U.S. District Court.
  • Co-counsel in obtaining county and state permits for wind energy company in contested case before Wyoming Industrial Siting Council. Drafted Respondent-Appellee's Brief to Wyoming Supreme Court and obtained judgment affirming issuance of wind farm permits.
  • Conducted multiple internal investigations for municipalities including allegations of judicial misconduct and hostile work environment.

Alaina is a problem solver. As a Partner in the Casper, WY office and member of both the Tort Litigation and Commercial and Natural Resource Litigation Practice groups, she combines a creative mindset with strong courtroom skills to best serve her clients’ needs. Alaina has significant experience in complex civil litigation, commercial litigation, personal injury defense, civil rights defense, natural resources litigation, and appellate work. She also occasionally serves as a court-appointed guardian ad litem for children in custody disputes and for vulnerable adults.

Alaina believes in serving her firm and her community, in addition to her clients. She is the co-chair of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and is a liaison to The Trial Network and the Defense Research Institute. Alaina also serves on the Review and Oversite and the Permanent Civil Rules Advisory Committees for the Wyoming State Bar, the Natrona County Public Library Board of Trustees, and the Board of Directors for CASA of Natrona County. She is a proud member of Leadership Wyoming’s class of 2024.

A near-native of Casper, Alaina enjoys all Wyoming has to offer, from the arts to the great outdoors.

Practice Areas

    • Appellate
    • Business Organizations
    • Litigation
    • Non-Profit Entities
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Advice and representation in employment litigation, including wrongful discharge and discrimination matters
    • Employee discipline and termination advice
    • Non-compete and non-disclosure agreements
    • Class Action Defense
    • Common law bad faith
    • Medical Malpractice Defense
    • Negligence
    • Personal Injury
    • Professional negligence, including medical malpractice

Bar Admission

Wyoming, 2008
U.S. District Court, Wyoming, 2008
U.S. District Court, Colorado, 2011
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, 2014


2007 – J.D., University of Colorado School of Law
2004 – B.A., Political Science, Creighton University, summa cum laude

Prior Experience (Employment)

Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley, P.C.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber, LLP
Brown, Drew & Massey, LLP
State of Wyoming Seventh Judicial District Court

Honors & Awards

Mountain States Super Lawyers, Rising Star in Business ‎Litigation, 2013-2022
Rhodes Scholar Finalist, 2003

Community Involvement

Wyoming State Bar Review and Oversight Committee, 2021-present
Wyoming State Bar CLE Commitee, 2020-present
Wyoming State Bar Permanent Civil Rules Advisory Committee, 2020-present
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) of Natrona County Board Member, 2013-present; President, 2019-present
Natrona County Library Board of Trustees, 2019-present
Wyoming High School Allstate Marching Band Board of Directors, 2018-present
Casper College Paralegal Program Advisory Committee Member, 2011-present
Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps, Inc. Board of Directors Member, 2012-2016; President, 2014-2016
United Way of Natrona County Allocations Committee member, 2011-2016
Liberty Day speaker in Natrona County elementary schools, 2011-2016
CLIMB Wyoming speaker, “Points of Professionalism: Communication Strategies for Women Entering the Professional Workforce,” 2011-2016

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
Natrona County Bar Association
Defense Lawyers Association of Wyoming
Wyoming State Bar – CLE Committee, Permanent Rules Advisory Committee

Presentations & Publications

Presenter, “Investigations: Conducting a Fair and Effective Workplace Investigation”, Wyoming State Bar Association Annual Meeting, September 2021.

Guest Lecturer, “Marbury v. Madison”, University of Wyoming College of Law Constitutional Law Seminar, 2020 & 2022

Presenter, “Developing the Theory of Your Case”, University of Wyoming Law Week 2019

Author, “An Unstable Peace: The Northern Irish Problem,” MO. VALLEY J. OF SOC. & POL. SCI., 2004

Reported Decisions / Cases

Johnson v. Mathey, 2023 WY 71, 532 P.3d 672 (Wyo. 2023)

Evans v. Sharpe, 2023 WY 55, 530 P.3d 298 (Wyo. 2023)

Hedquist, et al. v. Beamer, et al., 763 Fed.Appx. 705 (10th Cir. 2019)

The Courtenay C. and Lucy Patten Davis Foundation, et al. v. Colorado State University Research Foundation, et al., 2014 WY 32, 320 P.3d 1115 (Wyo. 2014)

Northern Laramie Range Alliance v. Converse County Bd. of County Com’rs & Wasatch Wind Intermountain, LLC, et al.; Northern Laramie Range Alliance v. Wyo. Dept. of Environmental Quality, Industrial Siting Division, et al., 2012 WY 158, 290 P.3d 1063 (Wyo. 2012)