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Brandi Monger
Brandi was born and raised in Glenrock, Wyoming. She attended Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, graduating with honors with a double-major in Business/Economics and Politics. She then returned to Wyoming, where she attended the University of Wyoming College of Law, graduating with honors and Order of the Coif in 2003. During law school she published a case note and served as the Articles Editor for the Wyoming Law Review. After graduation, Brandi served as a law clerk for the Honorable Clarence A. Brimmer, Federal District Court Judge, before going into private practice with Hickey and Evans, LLP. In 2007, she joined the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office in the Civil Division representing the Office of State Lands and Investments along with other clients. Brandi left the Attorney General’s Office to serve as in-house counsel for the Wyoming Retirement System. In 2010, she went to work for the Honorable Nancy D. Freudenthal, Federal District Court Judge. In 2019, Brandi returned to the Attorney General’s Office as Deputy Attorney General of the Civil Division, where she oversees the attorneys and staff advising numerous state agencies, licensing boards, state-wide elected officials, and providing formal legal opinions to agency heads, legislators, and county and district attorneys.



Supervising Attorneys General

Karl Anderson
Karl was born and grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he attended East High School. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1990 with a B.S. in Finance. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Laramie, Wyoming, where he attended the University of Wyoming College of Law. After graduating with a JD in 1994, he practiced civil law as an associate at Dray, Madison and Thomson in Cheyenne, Wyoming. In 1999, he joined the Wyoming Attorney General's Office. Karl represented the Department of Revenue and Audit in numerous state taxation appeals before the State Board of Equalization, various District Courts, and the Wyoming Supreme Court.  In July, 2015, Karl was promoted to the supervising attorney for the Tax Division. 
Kristin Nuss
Kristin attended Chadron State College and graduated summa cum laude in 2001 with a Bachelor's degree in Legal Studies and Journalism. She obtained her J.D. with honors from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 2006. She began her career as an associate with Sundahl, Powers, Kapp & Martin in Cheyenne before joining the Attorney General's Office in 2011. Kristin previously represented the Wyoming Department of Health and Medicaid before joining the Contracts Unit. She has supervised the Contracts Unit since 2015. Kristin is admitted to practice before the Wyoming Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming, and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mackenzie Williams
Mackenzie has been a Wyoming resident since age 15. After earning a B.S. degree in psychology, Mackenzie worked as the Community Outreach Coordinator at Albany County SAFE Project in Laramie, assisting survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse while conducting outreach and community education efforts in those areas. He left that position to attend law school and graduated with honors and Order of the Coif from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 2007. During law school, he published a case note for the Wyoming Law Review, served as the case note editor for that publication, a legal writing teaching assistant, and worked two semesters in the prosecution assistance clinic after a summer internship with the Criminal Division of this office. 

After graduating, Mackenzie served as staff attorney for the Honorable E. James Burke of the Wyoming Supreme Court for two years and followed that by serving one year each as a law clerk for the Honorable Alan B. Johnson and Honorable Nancy D. Freudenthal of the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming. Mackenzie joined the Attorney General's Office in 2011. During that time, he has primarily represented the Department of Education, State Board of Education, Professional Teaching Standards Board as well as special projects as needed, though his practice has expanded considerably since becoming a supervisor in the Civil Division. Mackenzie volunteers as an attorney coach for the East High School mock trial team and was a founding board member of Legal Aid of Wyoming.


Senior Assistant Attorneys General

Megan Pope
Megan graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s in journalism. She obtained her J.D. from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, followed by her LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Denver, Strum College of Law Graduate Tax Program. She began her career at the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office, representing the Department of Revenue and Wyoming Retirement System. Currently, Megan represents the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources and the Office of State Lands and Investments. She is a member of the Texas, Colorado, and Wyoming Bars.

Andrew Kuhlmann
Andrew was born and raised in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He earned a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Wyoming and a J.D. from the University of Wyoming College of Law. He then served as law clerk for the Honorable Scott Skavdahl with the Seventh Judicial District Court of Wyoming. After that, Andrew worked for eight years in the Attorney General's Office's Water and Natural Resources Division and represented agencies such as the Department of Environmental Quality, the Water Development Commission, and the State Engineer's Office. Now with the Civil Division, he represents the State Treasurer, the Department of Revenue, the Department of Administration and Information, the Department of Enterprise Technology Services, the Water Development Commission, the Industrial Siting Council, and several licensing boards.

Rebecca Zisch
Rebecca was born in Nevada but was raised throughout the world including stints overseas in Peru and Ghana. She received a B.A. in International Relations and English Writing from Wheaton College in 2010, a Masters with specializations in Water Law Policy and Energy Law Policy from Sturm College of Law in 2011, and a J.D., with honors, from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 2014. While in law school, Rebecca served as a junior staff member, staff member, and as an Article Editor on the Wyoming Law Review Editorial Board. She also published an article in the Wyoming Law Review regarding salvage water regulations in Wyoming. She joined the Civil Division of the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office in 2017. She joined the Attorney General's Office in 2017 and represents the Department of Insurance, State Auditor's Office, Office of Tourism, Employee and Official's Group Insurance, Human Resource Division of the Office of Administration and Information, and various boards. She is a member of the Colorado and Wyoming bars.


Assistant Attorneys General

Alysia Goldman
Alysia earned her bachelor’s degree from Saint Michael’s College in Political Science in 2011. At Saint Michael’s, Alysia was a member of the College’s Women’s Ice Hockey Team. After working in Casper for several years, she returned to school and continued her education at the University of Wyoming College of Law. During law school, she worked on the Wyoming Law Review Editorial Board. She graduated with honors from the College of Law in 2017 and is licensed to practice in Wyoming. 

Devin Kenney

Devin was born and raised in Northern Utah. Before college, Devin served a two-year church mission in Argentina. He received his B.A. in Political Science and Latin American Studies from “the U” and then his J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law in 2015, graduating in the top four percent of his law school class and being published four times. Between his second and third year of law school, Devin interned in the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office.  Since law school, Devin clerked for a Utah Court of Appeals judge and worked for a year in Washington, D.C. for the Environment and Natural Resources Section of the U.S. Department of Justice. Finding D.C. to be too much city, Devin made the decision to return to Cheyenne with his family. In his spare time, Devin spends time with his wife and three beautiful children. He also reads, a lot. He is a member of the Utah and Wyoming Bars.

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James LaRock
James graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a bachelor’s in political science and a minor in philosophy in 2013. He then graduated from Vermont Law School in South Royalton, Vermont with a J.D. summa cum laude in 2016. James also served as the Senior Managing Editor for the 40th volume of the Vermont Law Review and competed in Pace’s National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition. James joined the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office in 2016. From 2016 to 2018, James represented the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality’s Solid and Hazardous Waste Division, representing the Department in cases before the Environmental Quality Council.

James represents the Wyoming Secretary of State, the boards of psychology, physical therapy, veterinarians, cosmetologists, and barbers, and the Wyoming Collection Agency Board. He is also the advising attorney for the Wyoming OSHA Commission. He is licensed to practice in Wyoming and is admitted in the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming and the 10th Circuit. 

Randall Lockyear
Randall was born in Virginia and grew up in the Netherlands and Texas. He graduated summa cum laude from Hardin-Simmons University with a B.A. in political science and history in 2011 and obtained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Systematic and Historical Theology from the University of St. Andrews. He matriculated at the University of Colorado Law School in 2015 and graduated Order of the Coif in 2018. He currently represents the Department of Education, the State Board of Education, and the Professional Teaching Standards Board. 

Bobbi Owen 
Bobbi attended Carroll College in Helena, Montana. In 2015, she graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in political science. In 2018, she earned her juris doctor from the University of Wyoming College of Law, graduating with honors and Order of the Coif. While in law school, she served on the staff of the Wyoming Law Review and worked as a legal writing teaching assistant. Following law school, Bobbi clerked for the Hon. Nancy D. Freudenthal in the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming. She is licensed to practice in Wyoming.

James Peters
Jim was born and raised in the Minnesota. He received his B.S. in political science from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2012 and his J.D., with honors, from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 2016. While at the University of Wyoming, Jim served on the Wyoming Law Review Editorial Board. He joined the Civil Division of the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office in 2016 and currently represents the Military Department, the Department of Revenue, and a number of professional licensing boards as board counsel. In his free time, he enjoys running, hiking, and golfing.  

Tyler Renner

Tyler, a Cheyenne native, earned a B.S. in Kinesiology and a B.A. in Spanish from the University of Wyoming in 2012, followed by his J.D. with honors from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 2015.  During law school, he served on the Wyoming Law Review Editorial Board, and also participated in mock trial and client counseling competitions.  Tyler worked for a transactional firm in Steamboat Springs, Colorado prior to joining the Attorney General’s office in late 2016.  He is licensed to practice in Colorado and Wyoming.


Maggie Schwartz

Maggie Schwartz is a fourth generation Wyomingite. She earned her bachelor's degree from Stanford University in Classical Studies and Modern languages in 2012. After working in her hometown for the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole for a year, she returned to school and began her legal studies at the University of Wyoming College of Law. During law school, Maggie worked on the Wyoming Law Review Editorial Board and as a teaching assistant for first year Legal Writing courses. She graduated with honors from the College of Law in 2016 and is licensed to practice in Wyoming.



LAW CLERK


Patrick Miller
Pat hails from Minden, Nevada at the foot of the Sierras. He graduated summa cum laude from Azusa Pacific University, and cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School. As an editor on the Michigan Law Review, his note on the First Amendment in public universities appeared in the May 2018 issue of the law review. During law school he served as a law clerk in U of M's office of the General Counsel. He joined the Civil Division of the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office in 2019 and works primarily with the School Facilities Division of the State Construction Department. He enjoys reading and all manner of mountainous activities with his wife and black lab.


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Paralegals
Sherry Griffin
(307) 777-7886
sherry.griffin@wyo.gov

Tara Powers
(307) 777-8929
tara.powers@wyo.gov

Loretta Valdez
(307) 777-6886
loretta.valdez@wyo.gov

Naomi Wong
(307) 777-6990
naomi.wong@wyo.gov

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