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Devon P. O'Connell

Divorce and separation Attorney at Laramie, WY

4.3   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Wyoming - WY 23 years
    Colorado - CO 23 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State WY
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Devon

Learn Devon’s areas of practice.

Collaboration. Perspective. Experience. I have dedicated my practice to helping clients achieve the maximum result for the minimum cost.

Devon O’Connell is a member and owner of the law firm of Pence and MacMillan LLC in Laramie. Devon has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. She graduated with Honor from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 2000. Devon served as the President of the Wyoming State Bar as its 100th President 2015-2016. Devon also served as President of the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association 2013-2014.

Devon was a State Bar Commissioner from the Second Judicial District and Vice President and President-elect of the State Bar. Additionally, she has served on the Board of Professional Responsibility, the Permanent Civil Rules Committee, the Fee Dispute Committee and served as the Vice Chair of the Board of Continuing Legal Education.

Devon is active in a number of community and civic organizations such as the University of Wyoming Art Museum Board, and the UW Law School Advisory Board. She is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Wyoming.

Devon is a certified yoga instructor and teaches yoga in Laramie on a regular basis.

Her practice focuses on civil litigation, family law, and mediation.

Devon, her partner, Pete Gosar, and her 21 year old son, Isaac, live in Laramie and love to hike, read, backpack, mountain bike, and travel.

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Location

Pence and Macmillan, Llc
Po Box 1285
Laramie, WY, 82073-1285

Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A consummate litigator
As a long time practicing attorney, I know what it means to work hard for a client, to counsel a client, and to advocate for a client. And that is why I hired Devon to represent me. Devon does all of those as well if not better than any attorney I have ever known. She came highly recommended and I couldn't be more satisfied with my choice. She clearly communicated the strengths and weaknesses of my case, gave me an honest perspective based on her vast experience, and allowed me to make an informed decision, always immediately responsive to my questions and concerns. It was also very apparent to me during my litigation that Devon has the respect and admiration of her colleagues and the court where we appeared. She is reasonable too, and as such considers the costs of protracted litigation to her client from a financial perspective, but also from an emotional one. In my case, it was necessary to litigate, and I can say with confidence that Devon's skills in the courtroom, her command of the facts and law, were the reason we were successful in our suit. I recommended Devon to another professional, a friend of mine, and I know that his experience with her mirrored mine. There are other good civil litigators in this state, but I don't think there is a better one.
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Top notch attorney
Divorce is such a stressful time in anyone’s life. Devon’s expertise and professionalism went above and beyond my expectations throughout the course of my recent case. The fact that she excepted my case pro bono was a tremendous blessing during a very difficult and uncertain time in my life. Devon’s excellent communication and prompt responses were very reassuring and alleviated a lot of anxiety. She is a genuinely caring person as well as a top notch attorney. I would not hesitate to recommend Devon to anyone looking for an experienced divorce attorney.
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Posted by Deborah | March 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
O'Connell - best in class divorce and family law attorney
Devon is an exceptional attorney. She understands family law and her years of experience allow her to move clients through the legal and court process seamlessly. Most importantly, Devon's empathetic leadership provides clients with compassionate representation and advice that helps guide them through their most challenging times. She is professional, honors confidentiality and does an outstanding job.
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best divorce attorney in the state.
Devon is a gifted attorney. She knows how to empower her clients through difficult matters, both legally and emotionally. She is incredibly skillful as an attorney in advocating for her clients and as a counselor in giving her clients the skills needed to navigate legal decisions. I was beyond satisfied with the results of my case.
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Posted by Sandy | November 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fought hard for me!
Devon was my attorney during my divorce and fought tooth and nail to get me a fair settlement. My divorce was high conflict and my ex was using every angle to not pay any child support for our four children. Devon was my advocate and never stopped fighting for me and ultimately, my children and I won because of her. I trust Devon's judgement and legal expertise and recommend her wholly without reservation!
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Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Horrible Attorney
Devon did not get discovery completed, missed deadlines and did not turn over my evidence so I couldn’t present it. Great at talking a big game and then can’t produce. Hire someone else. She will make you lose everything.
Response from Devon O'Connell December 12, 2019
I respectfully disagree and hope you will call me to discuss this. I am mortified you feel this way and would like to correct it if you are dissatisfied.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Parnter/Member
  • Pence and MacMillan LLC
  • 2002 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Corthell and King
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Admissions Counselor
  • University of Wyoming
  • 1994 - 1997
  • Reporter
  • KTWO Television
  • 1992 - 1994
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Education

  • University of Wyoming College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Wyoming
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sanning v. Sanning
  • Prevailed

Associations

  • University of Wyoming College of Law
  • Dean's Advisory Counsel
  • 2005 - Present
  • Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • Wyoming State Bar
  • President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Wyoming State Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Wyoming State Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Leadership Wyoming
  • Graduate
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Equal Justice Wyoming
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Wyoming State Bar
  • Commissioner, Second Judicial District
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Wyoming State Bar
  • Board of Professional Responsibility
  • 2006 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Juris Doctor with Honor
  • University of Wyoming
  • 2000
  • Female Graduate of the Year
  • Univeristy of Wyoming
  • 2000

Publications

  • Wyoming Lawyer
  • President's Column
  • 2015
  • The Coffeehouse -- Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association
  • President's Column
  • 2014
  • Land & Water Law Review
  • Constitutional Law - Wyoming's Line Item Veto
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • WTLA Convention
  • Yoga for Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Law Week
  • New Lawyers and Bar Involvement
  • 2016
  • WTLA Convention
  • An Overview and Update of Select Rules and Case Law: Raising the Standard of Practice in Family Law
  • 2015
  • Law Week
  • What I Wish I Had Learned In Law School
  • 2015
  • Young Lawyer's Conference
  • Challenges for Women in Legal Practice
  • 2014
  • Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lawzilla: Putting Fires Out with Mediation
  • 2014
  • Retreat
  • LItigation 101
  • 2014
  • Pathways to Practice
  • Family Law
  • 2014
  • Law Week
  • Women in Rural Practice
  • 2014
  • Western Wyoming College Outreach
  • The Wyoming Justice System: Changes that Could Be Dangerous for Wyoming Citizens
  • 2013
  • Fall CLE
  • Shades of Grey in Child Custody Disputes: Children Testifying
  • 2013
  • Legal Services Clinic/DV Clinic
  • Mediation in Family Law
  • 2012
  • National Business Institute
  • Family Law From A to Z
  • 2009
  • ADR Class 2009-present
  • Mediation in Family Law
  • 2009
  • Bar Convention
  • Advanced Family Law Issues
  • 2006
  • Annual Training Seminar
  • DUI Mock Trial
  • 2003
  • Women's Law Forum
  • Balancing Family and Work
  • 2001
  • UW Legal Services
  • Excelling at Oral Argument
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (10)
Endorse Devon
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Great attorney and a strong advocate for her clients."
Mediation Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer!"
Family Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Devon is an excellent attorney who is well versed in the law. Devon is not only someone I feel comfortable with when referring clients but also an excellent mentor to fellow attorneys as she is an expert in her field."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Laramie Divorce and separation Lawyer Devon P. O'Connell
Devon P. O'Connell
Divorce and separation Attorney
Laramie, WY
Licensed for 23 years