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Kenneth DeCock

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Named a "Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyer" by the National Trial Lawyers and a "Top 10 Attorney" by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Kenneth practices in the areas of criminal defense, family law, juvenile law, and workers' compensation.


Kenneth was a deputy prosecuting attorney in Gillette, Campbell County, Wyoming for almost two years before opening a private practice with his wife, Erin Mercer. Kenneth and Erin ran Plains Law Offices, LLP until 2011, when Kenneth was elected as county and prosecuting attorney for Johnson County, Wyoming.


As county and prosecuting attorney for Johnson County, Kenneth worked almost exclusively in criminal and juvenile law. Kenneth's knowledge of the criminal and juvenile courts is substantial. Kenneth has been lead attorney in serious felony jury trials for crimes such as murder, sexual abuse, drug trafficking and more. Kenneth has resolved over 200 felony cases and many more misdemeanors.


Kenneth has also been counsel in many juvenile cases and petitions for the termination of parental rights. Kenneth understands what parents need to do to protect their children and be reunited with children that have been removed from the home.


Kenneth also works with children who are accused of committing crimes and their parents. He will explain the law and walk you and your child through the process, always working for the best interests of your child.


Divorce, custody and other family issues are emotionally charged and involve some of the most important decisions one can make in thier lifetime.  Kenneth understands the legal system and can help you make sense of a senseless time.  Know and protect your rights and your family.


Having the right attorney in any circumstance, makes all the difference!


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Contact info

Plains Law Offices, LLP

1949 Sugarland Drive, Suite 221
Sheridan, WY, 82801

Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 30%
  2. Criminal Defense: 29%
    10 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
  4. Violent Crime: 10%
  5. Other: 11%
  6. More 


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Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    Attorney DeCock is an attorney that cares for his clients, understands their needs, and zealously represents them under the law. He is one of the rare attorneys that deserves the title of "Counselor" because he is conscientious in his duties and diligent in his representation. As an attorney who worked for him, I came to see his strong trial abilities, good jury selection choices, and in-depth trial preparation. (Which we all know that preparation is 9/10ths of any litigation/trial case). In short, he is "The Attorney" that you want to have his card in your wallet if you get into trouble and need an attorney.


    Casimir Lukjan
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Richard Allen Erb Jr.

    I fully endorse Ken DeCock. I have known him both as an attorney in the same legal community, and as an opposing attorney. I know him to be a man of integrity, and I hold him in high regard.


    Richard Erb Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


AZActive 201304/19/2016
WYAuthorized to practice law200105/29/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Criminal Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Top 10 AttorneyNational Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner & Trial AttorneyPlains Law Offices, LLP2015 - Present
County & Prosecuting AttorneyJohnson County Prosecutor's Office2011 - 2015
Partner & Trial AttorneyPlains Law Offices, LLP2003 - 2011
Deputy County AttorneyCampbell County Attorney2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Sheridan County Bar AssociationMember2016 - Present
Sheridan Chamber of CommerceMember2015 - Present
The National Trial LawyersMember2015 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2015 - Present
Wyoming Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Wyoming State BarMember2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Knapp v. LandexCourt found for client
Straube v. Wy. Workers' CompensationCourt found for client
Montoya v. Wy. Workers' CompensationCourt found for client
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wyoming College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of Montana-WesternN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A