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Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 20%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 20%
  3. Defective and Dangerous Products: 20%
  4. Business: 20%
  5. Personal Injury: 20%

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Jessica Rutzick

    Mel is a terrific lawyer and a terrific person. I know Mel to be a smart, zealous advocate. But more importantly, he really cares about his clients and he is very involved in our community. You won't go wrong with Mel in your corner! -Jessica Rutzick


    Jessica Rutzick Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Charles Franklin Peterson Jr

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Mel Orchard on a number of cases in Wyoming, Idaho and Utah. He is a great lawyer. He prepares fully for every case. He excels in the courtroom. He is a winner. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Mel on any occasion.


    Charles Peterson Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

The Spence Law Firm, LLC

15 South Jackson Street
P.O. Box 548
Jackson, WY, 83001-0548


WYAuthorized to practice law199301/21/2009

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Mountain States Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Pro Bono AwardWyoming State Bar2011
Wiedemann Wysocki AwardAmerican Association for Justice2010
President - Potter Law Club (Law Student Body President)University of Wyoming1991
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Board of Trial AdvocatesAssociate2011 - Present
National Board of Trial AdvocacyCivil Trial Advocate2010 - Present
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeStaff-Faculty Member2009 - Present
American Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2008 - Present
Lawyers and Advocates for WyomingBoard Member2005 - Present
Wyoming Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident2001 - 2002
Wyoming Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors-2000 - Present
Wyoming State BarMemberN/A
Utah State BarMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Boggs v. City of WaterlooJury Verdict of $13.67 Million
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Publication NameTitleDate
WTLA Coffee HouseERISA after Great-West---Equity Resurrected2003
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's CollegeAdvanced Litigation SkillsN/A2008
University of Wyoming College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Washington State UniversityFinanceBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association-Lunch CLEResort Torts2013
Annual ConventionEthics for Judges2013
Anual ConventionMorning with Mel Orchard2010