Tort Division Staff Listing



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Deputy Attorney General

Torey Racines

Torey grew up in Pennsylvania, attended Franklin & Marshall College and earned his law degree from Villanova University in 1991. Torey began his legal career as a prosecutor in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, trying jury trials and related appeals for a wide variety of cases. During his tenure, he served as supervisor to the narcotics and general trial units, eventually becoming Chief Deputy of Prosecution and Administration. Torey had the opportunity to handle a number of complex cases including capital murder prosecutions, as well as the supervision and prosecution of multi-defendant wiretap and electronic surveillance investigations. 

In 2002, Torey moved to Wyoming for its wide open spaces. He initially continued his career as a prosecutor in Sublette and Albany Counties. In 2006, Torey joined the Wyoming Attorney General's Office as a litigator in the Tort Litigation Division. In this role, he defended civil lawsuits filed against State of Wyoming, state employees and peace officers under the Wyoming Governmental Claims Act and 42 U.S.C. § 1983. This included a wide variety of cases including civil rights actions, medical malpractice claims and prisoner litigation. Torey served as supervisor of the Tort Litigation Division and also the Criminal Appeals Section. 

In 2016, Torey joined the Legislative Service Office, serving as Legislative Counsel for the Wyoming Legislature. In this role, he addressed constitutional, statutory and rule based issues that confronted the legislature. Torey staffed the Joint Judiciary and Management Audit committees and oversaw the Research and Program Evaluation sections of LSO. In 2019, Torey returned to the Attorney General’s Office to head the School Finance Litigation Division, and in June of 2020, he was appointed Deputy Attorney General for the Tort Litigation Division. Torey enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his wife, Kristi, and two children. 

Tort Litigation Unit


Senior Assistant Attorney General

Ewa C. Dawson

Ewa was born and raised in Poland and immigrated to the United States in 2003. After receiving her law degree from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana she commissioned with the United States Air Force where she served as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate for five years. During that time she advised on diversity of complex legal issues and litigated many cases as a prosecutor and defense counsel. After separating from active duty and joining the Air Force Reserve, she joined the Attorney General Office where she is currently assigned to the School Finance Litigation section. In her free time, Ewa enjoys hiking with her German Shepherd and competing in half-marathons.

Assistant Attorney General

Maddisen Gorman
Maddisen Gorman is an Assistant Attorney General with the Tort Litigation Unit. She is a proud Omaha, Nebraska Native. She graduated from Truman State University with a B.S. in Political Science. She attended law school at the University of Iowa College of Law, where she graduated with Highest Distinction and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. After graduation, she spent a year as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Christopher McDonald of the Iowa Court of Appeals. Following that clerkship she served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Scott Skavdahl in the District Court for the District of Wyoming. In her free time she likes to hike, watch reality TV and dote on her beloved border collie mutt Athena. 


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.


Paralegals

Heather Hunter
(307) 777-5547
heather.hunter@wyo.gov

Jane Turner
(307) 777-3541
jane.turner@wyo.gov
                                                                                                             

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.



Senior Assistant Attorney General

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.

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.


Paralegals
Dawn Fiscus
(307) 777-7242
dawn.fiscus@wyo.gov

Iryna Wiggam
(307) 777-7538
iryna.wiggam@wyo.gov
                                                                                                             

Tort Personnel Unit

Supervising Attorney 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.


Senior Assistant Attorneys General

Kelley Anderson
Kelley Anderson represents state agencies in personnel matters and prosecutes professional licensing matters. She was born and raised in Wyoming, and received her B.S. from the University of Montana in 2009. After spending two years working for a whitewater rafting company and teaching downhill skiing, Kelley returned to school and earned her J.D. from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 2014. After law school, she worked for the University of Wyoming and University of Michigan in NCAA compliance and eligibility. Kelley joined the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office in 2019.

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.

Jesse Naiman
Jesse Naiman serves as the prosecuting attorney for several professional licensing boards and advises state agencies on personnel and employment matters. He also defends the State of Wyoming in civil cases and appeals in both federal and state courts. Jesse earned his JD from the University of Michigan in 2014 and clerked in Alaska after law school.


Paralegal

Nella Martinez
(307) 777-6170
nella.martinez@wyo.gov


                                                                                                            









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