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About Me

At Platte River Law Firm our primary focus is on Upfront Relationships and Downstream Results. I personally focus my practice on litigation--both criminal defense and plaintiff's personal injury. Before starting Platte River Law Firm, I concentrated primarily on litigation, health law, and oil & gas transactional work in Wyoming and Colorado. I am admitted to practice before all Wyoming and Colorado state courts and the federal court fo the US District of Wyoming.


When I'm not fighting for and protecting the interests of my clients, you can find me serving up gourmet creations from my test kitchen, making music, and fly fishing or backpacking in the Wyoming high country.


- Areas of Practice -

Criminal Defense:

Felonies & misdemeanors, DUIs, domestic violence, violent crimes, sexual assault, possession & distribution charges, white collar crime, Game & Fish violations, traffic violations


Civil Litigation:

Personal injury, automobile accidents, wrongful death, workers' compensation, medical malpractice, landlord/tenant disputes, contract review & breach of contract disputes, products liability, construction defect


Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Practice Areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    5 years
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
    5 years
  3. Workers Compensation: 20%
    5 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 20%
    5 years
  5. Personal Injury: 20%
    5 years



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Rolf Julius von Merveldt III

    I endorse Mr. Hugus wholeheartedly. He is a dedicated and intelligent attorney who knows the law and fights for his clients. I refer any clients with legal needs in Wyoming to him without reservation.


    Rolf von Merveldt Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Platte River Law Firm

733 South Grant Ave.
Casper, WY, 82601-3319


WYNew Active201008/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerPlatte River Law Firm2014 - Present
AttorneyMurane & Bostwick, LLC2013 - 2014
AttorneyVeltri Law Firm2011 - 2013
AttorneyLaw Offices Of Miller & Miller2010 - 2012
Adjunct ProfessorRegis University2010 - 2013
AttorneyAllegheny Co. District Attorney2008 - 2008
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Natrona County Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Interfaith of Natrona CountyVice President2013 - Present
Wyoming State BarN/A2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Moore v. Elliott et al.Successful Judgment
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Publication NameTitleDate
Neurochemical ReaearchManganese-Induced Neurotoxicity is Differentially Enhanced by Glutathione Depletion in Astrocytoma and Neuroblastoma Cells2006
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University ChicagoBioethics & Health PolicyMA - Masters2009
University of Pittsburgh School of LawHealth Policy and AdministrationJD - Juris Doctor2008
Northwest Nazarene UniversityBiology ChemistryBS - Bachelor of Science2005
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Clinical ethics training cirriculumThe Nexus between Law and Bioethics2014