Tort Division Staff Listing

AG Employment Opportunities

Deputy Attorney General

Michael J. McGrady
Mike is from Florida and moved to Wyoming to attend the University of Wyoming where he received his bachelors and juris doctorate degrees. After law school, he clerked for Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Terrence O’Brien and was in private practice for a few years before joining the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office. At the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office, Mike has supervised the Natural Resources Section and worked on federal natural resources cases impacting the State that covered a wide variety of issues from sage-grouse listings to coal leasing, hydraulic fracturing, wild horses, livestock grazing and the Reservation boundary. These cases allowed Mike to practice before several different federal district and circuit courts in the west and in Washington, D.C. Mike served as a Policy Advisor to Governor Mead from 2016 to 2018. He currently serves as the Deputy of the Torts Division in the Wyoming Attorney General's Office, overseeing the attorneys and staff handling litigation, workers' compensation cases and personnel matters for the State. 

Tort Litigation Unit

Supervising Attorney General

Justin Daraie
Before joining the Tort Litigation Division in November 2015, Justin worked as an Assistant Attorney General for four years. For two of those years, he handled appeals before the Wyoming Supreme Court, then transferred to the Civil Division where he represented various state agencies, including the State Land Board, the State Loan and Investment Board, and the Industrial Siting Council. He received his law degree in 2010 from the University of Wyoming, graduating with honors. If he has free time, he will likely be climbing a rock or mountain somewhere.

Assistant Attorney General

Adrian Kowalski

Adrian Kowalski serves as an Assistant Attorney General with the Tort Litigation Unit. He was raised in Connecticut, and graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in Marine Sciences. He attended law school at the University of Iowa College of Law, where he graduated with High Distinction and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. Following graduation, he served as a judicial law clerk to Chief Judge John A. Jarvey of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa. In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking, chess, and hiking.

Jessica Curless
(307) 777-3541

Heather Hunter
(307) 777-5547


Tort Employment Unit

Supervising Attorney General

J.C. Demers
J.C. is a graduate of the University of Wyoming College of Law.  He started working at the Wyoming Attorney General's office early in his legal career, providing representation to various state agencies.  After leaving the office, J.C. entered the private practice of law in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with a focus on litigation in addition to continued representation of the Wyoming Worker's Compensation Division as a Special Assistant Attorney General.  He returned to the Office in 2017, and is currently assigned to the Employment Section of the Tort Litigation Division, providing legal representation to the Department of Workforce Services.

Mick Finn
Mick is a third generation Wyoming native who grew up in Casper. He is a graduate of the University of Wyoming, College of Agriculture. He worked five years as a range conservationist for the US Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management, in southwestern Wyoming before attending law school. He is licensed to practice law before the state and federal courts in Wyoming. After graduating from the University of Wyoming, College of Law, he engaged in the private practice of law in Rock Springs for 14 years. He joined the Wyoming Attorney General's office in late 2000. During his time at the Attorney General's Office, he has represented the Division of Criminal Investigation, the Department of Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety, and the Department of Workforce Services, including the Unemployment Insurance, Workers' Compensation, and OSHA Divisions.

Assistant Attorney General

Peter Howard
Before joining the Tort Litigation Division in 2017, Peter worked with a private firm in Cheyenne litigating a variety of civil matters in state and federal court. Before returning to his home state of Wyoming, Peter was a Sergeant in the US Army, serving as a cavalry scout in Iraq.  He graduated from the University of Wyoming magna cum laude with a B.A. in history, and earned his J.D. with honors from the University of Wyoming College of Law. Peter enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, lifting weights, and working on engines.

Kelly Mullen
Kelly was born and raised in Augusta, GA and graduated from the University of Georgia, Honors Program, magna cum laude, with a B.A. in International Affairs. She received her JD from Washington University in St. Louis in 2017. During law school, she served on the Jurisprudence Review editorial board and the Crimes Against Humanity Research Group, and also worked as a research assistant and book editor for Professor Sadat and the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute. Between law school summers, she interned at the Federal Maritime Commission in D.C., externed at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Illinois, and clerked for Honorable David R. Herndon of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. She is currently with the Workers’ Compensation Division.

Dawn Fiscus
(307) 777-7242

Iryna Wiggam
(307) 777-7538

Tort Personnel Unit

Managing Attorney General

Liz Gagen
Liz graduated from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 1996. She clerked for the State District Court with Judge Ed Grant and Nick Kalokathis from 1996 through 1998. She has worked for the Office of the Attorney General since then, focusing primarily on employment and professional licensing law.

Senior Assistant Attorneys General

Sue Chatfield
Sue Chatfield represents state agencies in employment/personnel matters and prosecutes professional licensing matters. She was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, and attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln where she obtained her bachelor of arts degree in Psychology and English in 1993. She attended graduate school for psychology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the University of Wyoming. Sue went on to receive her juris doctorate from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 1999. During law school, Sue interned with the Wyoming Attorney General's Civil Division and the Honorable Judge Stebner. Sue joined the Attorney General's Office in April of 2000. She is admitted to practice before the Wyoming Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Sue has litigation experience in civil rights, bankruptcy, termination of parental rights, juvenile justice, adult protection, and child protection advocacy. On her time off, Sue enjoys playing volleyball, golf, tennis and pool.

Jessica Frint
Prior to law school, Jessica served as the Western Governors' Association Mickelson Fellow in Governor Freudenthal's administration focusing on energy issues. During law school, she served as a graduate assistant for the School of Energy Resources and the student director of the Prosecution Assistance Program. She is the recipient of the Clinical Legal Education Association Outstanding Student Award for the University of Wyoming. Prior to joining the Attorney General's Office, she was an intellectual property analyst for the University of Wyoming's Research Product Center. Jessica served for several years in the Civil Division representing professional licensing boards as board counsel. She now serves as a prosecuting attorney in the Tort Division.

Assistant Attorney General

Jesse Naiman
Jesse Naiman serves as the prosecuting attorney for the following licensing boards: outfitters and professional guides, certified public accountants, veterinarians, real estate commission, real estate appraisers, geologists, and dieticians. He also advises state agencies on personnel and employment matters. In addition, he defends the State of Wyoming in civil rights cases. Jesse earned his JD from the University of Michigan and clerked in Alaska after law school.


Nella Martinez
(307) 777-6170