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Deputy Attorney General

Christyne Martens
Christyne Martens was born and raised in central Minnesota and earned her B.A. in Sociology, summa cum laude, from St. Cloud State University. She received her Juris Doctorate Degree, with honors, from the University of Wyoming College of Law and was selected into the Order of the Coif. Before coming to the Attorney General's Office, she was a prosecutor in Northwestern Iowa. In the Criminal Division, Ms. Martens has worked in both the appellate section and post-appellate relief section. This means that she has briefed and argued direct criminal appeals before the Wyoming Supreme Court, litigated various forms of post-appellate challenges to criminal convictions in the state and federal courts, litigated civil asset forfeitures, advised criminal justice agency clients, and provided a variety of trainings to prosecutors and law enforcement officers.

Of note, she presented at the Association of Paroling Authorities International’s annual training conference regarding recent changes to juvenile sentencing law. In the fall of 2014, she was the first member of the Attorney General’s Office to serve as a National Association of Attorneys General Supreme Court Fellow in Washington D.C. After returning from Washington D.C., she served as lead counsel in the successful felony prosecution of a Wyoming prosecutor for the misuse of county funds. She has also been invited to guest lecture at the University of Wyoming College of Law and is the current chair of the Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions Committee for the Wyoming State Bar. After serving as the appellate section supervisor, she is now the Deputy Attorney General for the Criminal Division.


Senior Assistant Attorney General 

Russell Farr
Russell Farr is a native of the West, born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received his B.A. in Philosophy and minor in Logic from Brigham Young University. Afterward, he attended Yale Law School and received his J.D. in 2010. During law school, he interned for the U.S. Attorney's Office in the District of Connecticut and at Boies, Schiller, and Flexner in New York. After law school, Russell served as a law clerk for Hon. Lynn W. Davis of the Fourth District Court in Provo, Utah from 2010-2012. During his clerkship he served as Judge Davis's bailiff.  He attended Utah's Police Officer Standards and Training Academy, was certified as a Special Functions Officer in 2010, and served as a Utah County Sheriff's Deputy as part of his bailiff duties. Russell worked in private practice from 2012-2018 in Ogden, Utah, working primarily in criminal defense. Russell joined the Wyoming Attorney General's Office Criminal Division in 2018. 

Assistant Attorney General

Katie Adams
Katie Adams was born and raised in San Diego, California. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, with honors, from the University of California, Davis in 2008 and her Juris Doctorate, summa cum laude, from California Western School of Law in 2013. She began her legal career in the United States Department of Justice Attorney General's Honors Program, serving as a Judicial Law Clerk/Attorney Advisor at the East Mesa Immigration Court from 2013 to 2015. In late 2015, Katie joined the Criminal Division of the Wyoming Attorney General's Office, assigned to the Post-Appellate Relief Section.

Benjamin Fischer
Benjamin Fischer was born in Denver, Colorado. He received a B.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College in 2008, a M.A. in Philosophy from Georgia State University in 2011, and a J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2014. While in law school, Benjamin served as a Senior Article Editor for the New York University Journal of Law and Liberty. After law school, he clerked for Justice Allison H. Eid of the Colorado Supreme Court, and Judge Andrew Kleinfeld of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Benjamin joined the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office in September 2016, and is currently assigned to the appellate section of the Criminal Division.

Sam Williams
Sam is a life-long Wyoming native. He received his bachelor’s degree in English, with a minor in Philosophy, from the University of Wyoming. Sam attended the University of Wyoming College of Law where he graduated, with honor, in May 2016. He was inducted into the Order of the Coif in April 2017. While in law school he served as both a staff member and elected Student Editor for the Wyoming Law Review. He also worked in the International Human Rights Clinic and the Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources Clinic. He spent his first year of practice as the law clerk for the Honorable Judge Daniel Forgey in Casper, Wyoming. He is assigned to the appellate section of the Criminal Division.


Law Clerk

Timothy Zintak
Timothy Zintak was born and raised in the Southwest Suburbs of Chicago, IL.  In May 2015, Timothy earned a B.A. with a double major in Political Science and Economics from the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana.  In May 2015, he graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, DC after completing a dual degree program, earning a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a Master of Science in Foreign Service degree from the Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service.  During his education, Timothy completed internships with the U.S. Department of State's Office of Peacekeeping, Sanctions, and Counterterrorism and the Consulate General in Perth, Australia, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Human Rights Law Section, the International Organization for Migration in Geneva, Switzerland, and the Office of the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands.  Following graduation, Timothy completed a Fellowship with the Major Economic Crimes Bureau of the New York County District Attorney's Office in Manhattan, New York City from 2015-2016.  From 2016-2018, Timothy engaged in anti-corruption prosecution as the Assistant Special Prosecutor for the Republic of Palau.  

                                                                      

Paralegal

Robin Clodgu
(307) 777-7977
robin.clodgu1@wyo.gov

Melissa Rexius
(307) 777-5996
melissa.rexius@wyo.gov