My name, István, means Steve in Hungarian. I am the attorney in the firm.
I was born in Subotica, in the former Yugoslavia, and immigrated to the United States when I was still in elementary school.
I graduated from Santa Fe Catholic High School in Lakeland, Florida, and then went on to earn my Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Auburn University, at Auburn, Alabama.
I worked as an engineer for a number of years, and in the evenings, I earned a Master of Engineering Management degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
At the age of 35, I decided to change careers, and went to law school at the University of Akron in Ohio, where I got my Juris Doctor degree.
After law school, I returned to Rock Springs, Wyoming, where I have been in private practice since 1998.
I am a member of the Wyoming, Florida and Utah State Bars. I also write about the law here, and here.
Although I love practicing law, I love my family even more. My wife and I have been married since 1984, and we have four children.
Our oldest is a pilot in the United States Air Force. He flew C-130's, and did a tour in Afghanistan. Now he is a T-6 instructor pilot.
Our second child is an event planner, and has lived in Southeast Asia since her early 20's. We are happy for her exciting life, but wish we could see her more often.
The third child got his degree in music, and he is now pursuing his musical career as a trombonist, guitarist and songwriter.
Finally, our baby is almost done with her English degree. Where she will go after graduation, no one knows.
Now that we are almost done raising our children, my wife and I get to do more of the things we love to do. That would be traveling, camping, cross country skiing, biking, and fishing.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2000||10/11/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Attorney||Harton Law Firm||1999 - Present|
|Associate||Greenhalgh, Beckwith, Lemich & Stith||1998 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Sweetwater County Bar Association||President||2010 - 2011|
|Lexedia||Adoption in Wyoming||2016|
|Wyoming Divorce||Uncontested Divorce with No Children - Part 1||2016|
|University of Akron School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|University of Massachusetts, Amherst||MS - Engineering Management||1995|
|Auburn University, Auburn||Bachelor of Chemical Engineering||1981|
|Sweetwater County Golf Tournament||Internet Marketing for Lawyers||2012|
|Sweetwater County Bar Golf Tournament||Beyond Sand and Water - The Legal Hazards of Playing Golf||2011|
|State v. Hadden||"Flight" jury instruction became a reversible error in all future cases in Wyoming.|
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