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Richard Allen Erb Jr.

Attorney at Gillette, WY

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Rick Erb

  • State Years
    Wyoming - WY 30 years
    Colorado - CO 29 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State WY
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Richard

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Rick Erb is a 1974 graduate from Tongue River High School in Dayton, Wyoming. After graduation, he went to work as a coal miner in a few of the coal mines around Gillette, Wyoming. During that time, he operated the mining equipment, was a certified welder, a blaster, and finally became a production supervisor. While working full-time as a coal miner, he obtained his bachelor’s degree through Eckerd College, a private liberal arts college based in St. Petersburg, Florida, graduating with honors in 1989.

 

In the fall of 1990, Rick left coal mining when he was accepted to law school at the University of Wyoming. While in law school, Rick was a member of the Land & Water Law Review (now known as the Wyoming Law Review), serving as one of its Articles Editors during his last year in law school. He authored a Case Note which was published in the Law Review in 1992, and also co-authored a Comment which was published in the Law Review in 1993.

 

Upon graduation from law school in 1993, Rick began practicing law in Buffalo, Wyoming, and lived in that community for 10 years. The last four of those years he not only maintained a private practice, but also served as the Johnson County and Prosecuting Attorney, where he represented the State of Wyoming as its chief criminal prosecuting attorney in Johnson County, and also represented Johnson County and its elected officials in all civil matters.

 

In 2003, Rick moved back to Gillette, Wyoming, where his main office is now located. He still has an office in Buffalo, Wyoming, and divides his time between the two locations. Rick is a member of the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, and currently serves the Wyoming Bar Association on various committees.

 

Rick and his wife, Stephany, live in rural Campbell County, and have three adult children, a couple of grandchildren, and several horses. When he’s not busy practicing law, Rick enjoys playing fiddle and attending bluegrass music festivals.

Location

Richard A. Erb, Jr., P.C.
222 S Gillette Ave Ste 310
P.O. Box 36
Gillette, WY, 82717

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Posted by Andrea | November 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Richard Erb
Excellent attorney. Met unrealistic time lines with precision and ease. Open and honest and exact with costs.
Posted by Dawn | June 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and Down to Earth
Rick helped my husband and I with our first business adventure! He was thorough! Caught things that could have otherwise hurt us in the future! He educated us on some do's and don't do in an way we understood! Rick will be our go to for anything to protect our family amd investments! Thank you for being you!!!
Posted by Terri | January 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Honest and fair atty
I had a hard personal injury case and Rick did an awesome job to settle my case. Not your typical rude atty but very nice, Honest and caring. His paralegal was super nice to work with also. Wonderful practice.
Posted by Cari Goss | November 6, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely recommended!
Rick is a extremely dedicated respectable good moral person. Rick was very knowledgeable helping guide me along in the process I endured with my legal situation. I am so thankful Rick was on my side.
Posted by Charles | October 30, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney in Gillette
I hired Rick to help me with a divorce. My wife had filed for divorce and promptly moved another man in to the house, she still had possession of most of my premarital assets as well as all of the joint property. She was also pursuing my 401k even though it was premarital. We had no children together and were married for less than two years. Rick was able to get most of my premarital property back, although a considerable amount of it had been vandalized, he was able to get a fairly reasonable division of marital property, and she didn't get any of the 401K. From the beginning of this court action all the way until the end, Rick and his paralegal, Rhea, piad extremely close attention to every detail. Without them I'm sure that the outcome would have been far worse.
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AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Richard A. Erb, Jr., PC
  • 1993 - Present

Education

  • University of Wyoming College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Blakely v. Blakely, 218 P.3d 253 (Wyo. 2009)
  • The Wyoming Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the trial court.
  • Hayzlett v Hayzlett, 167 P.3d 639 (Wyo. 2007)
  • The Wyoming Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the trial court.
  • Beeman v. Beeman, 109 P.3d 548 (Wyo. 2005)
  • The Wyoming Supreme Court affirmed the result mother obtained at trial.
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Associations

  • Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Wyoming State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

  • Wyoming Fetal Rights - Why the Abortion Albatross Is a Bird of a Different Color: The Case for Fetal-Federalism
  • Land & Water Law Review
  • 1993
  • Criminal Procedure - Witness Immunity - The Story of a County Attorney Who Said I Think I Can, I Think I Can and the Brave Little Conscience That Couldn't Be Shocked
  • Land & Water Law Review
  • 1992

Speaking Engagements

  • Preparing Your Estate Plan
  • Estate Planning
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (5)
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General practice Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Rick for many years. He is diligent, knowledgeable and respected in the legal field."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. If I could have chosen more than one item in your "relationship" category and your "practice" box, I would have. Rick Erb is not only a colleague and a good attorney, but also a friend. He is also qualified in many areas of both civil and criminal practices of the law. He is also a man of the highest integrity and honesty. I endorse him without any reservation."
General practice Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick is a highly experienced and excellent attorney who is honest, respected, and extremely competent across a broad array of legal needs which are valued in this community and region!"
General practice Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Rick always brings a positive approach to conflict resolution. He advocates well for his clients in a respectful way that yields results."
General practice Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Does excellent work."
General practice Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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