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I am a litigating attorney of 40 years; a husband of 43 years; a father of 36 years; a lifetime outdoorsman, fisherman and hunter; a Vietnam Veteran of 44 years; a partime rancher of 33 years; a lifetime fan of the Wyoming Cowboys, Nebraska Cornhuskers and Denver Broncos; and have given an adult lifetime service to my community.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 30%
    41 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    41 years
  3. Environmental: 20%
    39 years
  4. State & Local Law: 10%
    31 years
  5. Criminal Defense: 10%
    41 years


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Contact info

Messenger & Overfield

116 N. 5th St.
P.O. Box 111
Thermopolis, WY, 82443


WYAuthorized to practice law197505/29/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMessenger & Overfield, PC2012 - Present
AttorneyMessenger & Jurovich1985 - 2011
Hot Springs County and Prosecuting AttorneyHot Springs County, Wyoming1979 - 1982
AttorneyMichael S. Messenger1975 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeMember2012 - Present
Wyoming Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors1977 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1977 - Present
Wyoming State Bar, Lawyers Assistance CommitteeMemberN/A
Wyoming State BarFee Dispute CommitteeN/A
Wyoming State BarJudicial Nominating Commission2008 - 2012
Wyoming State Bar, Lawyers Assistance Task ForceChairman2006 - 2006
Wyoming State BarCommissioner2002 - 2005
Wyoming Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident1984 - 1985
Publication nameTitleDate
The Coffee HouseSettling with Insurance Adjusters2014
The Coffee HouseBook Review2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wyoming College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
University of Nebraska, LincolnPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lawzilla: How to Avoid Godzilla in the CourtroomROAR!: Opening Statements2014
Legal Assistants of WyomingPersonal Injury and Tort Reform2004
Wyoming Trial Lawyers AssociationProsecutorial Misconduct2002
Wyoming State BarAppurtenancy of 1868 Reserved Water Rights2001
Wyoming State BarFee Problems and How to Avoid Them1997
Wyoming State BarLitigation for the Young Lawyer1995
Young Farmers of WyomingEstate Planning1988
Central Wyoming CollegeBusiness Law1978