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Bryan has worked on challenging and noteworthy cases throughout his
career, representing injured people and their families against big
corporations and the government.  He has successfully settled or tried
cases involving unsafe railroad crossings, injuries to children, civil
rights, wrongful death or catastrophic injury, workplace accidents,
products liability, and medical malpractice.


Bryan Ulmer was born in Minnesota and raised in Newcastle, Wyoming.  He
received a degree in business administration from the University of
Wyoming.  He earned his law degree from the University of Wyoming
College of Law, graduating with honor, ranked first in his law school
class.  After law school Bryan worked as an associate lawyer with The
Spence Law Firm.  He has been a partner in the firm since 2000.  Bryan
lives in Jackson, Wyoming, with his wife, Vonde, and their three


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 45%
    21 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 25%
    21 years
  3. Commercial Real Estate: 20%
    21 years
  4. Civil Rights: 10%
    21 years

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Contact info

The Spence Law Firm, LLC

15 South Jackson Street
P.O. Box 548
Jackson, WY, 83001-0548


WYAuthorized to practice law199508/28/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Associate MemberAmerican Board of Trial Advocates2016
Super LawyerMountain States Super Lawyers2016
Super LawyerMountain States Super Lawyers2015
Super LawyerMountain States Super Lawyers2014
Board Certified Civil Trial LawyerNational Board of Trial Advocacy2013
Order of the CoifUniversity of Wyoming College of Law1995
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner/MemberThe Spence Law Firm, LLC2000 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Board of Trial AdvocatesAssociate Member2016 - Present
American Bar FoundationFellow2011 - Present
American Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2011 - Present
Wyoming Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2006 - Present
Lawyers and Advocates for WyomingBoard of Directors2000 - Present
Trial Lawyers CollegeStaff2000 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1995 - Present
Wyoming State BarMember1995 - Present
University of Wyoming College of Law Dean's Advisory BoardBoard MemberN/A
Wyoming Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident2010 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Horr v. Merit Energy Company$5.19 Million Dollar Verdict ($2.3M+ against Merit)
Lompe v. Sunridge Partners And Apartment Management Consultants28.5 Million Dollar Verdict
Boggs v. City of Waterloo$13.67 Million Verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Coffee HouseA Voir Dire Primer and Reminder2015
Wyoming LawyerDaubert Challenges to Expert Witnesses2010
The Coffee-HouseHow to Prepare Your Expert to Meet the New Rules of Evidence2002
Land & Water Law ReviewInter Vivos Trusts and Wyoming's Spousal Elective Share. Briggs v. Wyoming Nat'l Bank, 836 P.2d 263, Wyo. 19921994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of UtahConflict ResolutionCertificate Program2005
Trial Lawyers CollegeN/AN/A1999
University of Wyoming College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of WyomingN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Trial Skills RetreatVoir Dire2016
Trial Skills Retreat: Voir DireVoir Dire2015
Trial Lawyers College Staff Cliffnotes on StoryStory/Voir Dire2015
Wyoming State Bar Annual MeetingEffective Cross Examination2014
South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association Fall MeetingStorytelling and Persuasion2014
2013 Summer Trial InstituteTrial Practice2013
Wyoming Medical Society Annual MeetingLiability Reform Panel2012
WTLA Video Conferencing Seminar: How Not to Be Gored By a Jackalope IIWrongful Death2012
2012 Summer Trial InstituteTrial Practice2012
Damages - Everything But the Kitchen SinkEthical Limitations on Closing Arguments2010
WTLA Video Conference CLE - How Not to Be Gored by A JackalopeSettlement and Closure with the Court2009
2009 WTLA Annual ConventionClosing Argument Workshop2009
Depositions - The Foundation of Your CasePreparing For and Taking Depositions of Non-Physician Experts2008
Depositions - The Foundation of Your CaseNuts and Bolts - Asking Questions and Making Objections2008