James C. Worthen

Special Counsel

James Worthen is a seasoned civil litigator. His practice is focused in matters of wrongful death, serious personal injury, product liability, and construction defect.  Mr. Worthen has successfully represented business and individuals in jury trials involving oilfield accidents, motor vehicle and recreational accidents, commercial litigation, medical malpractice, professional liability, and retail litigation. Mr. Worthen also represents insurance carriers in coverage opinions and in first and third-party bad faith claims.

Prior to joining Hall & Evans, Mr. Worthen was a partner at Murane & Bostwick, LLC.

Bar Admissions

  • Wyoming, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Tribal Court of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho

Location

Casper Office
152 North Durbin Street
Suite 404
Casper, WY 82601

Education

JD: University of Wyoming, 2005
BS: University of Wyoming, 2001, Political Science, Pi Sigma Alpha

Contact

worthenj@hallevans.com

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James

Career Distinctions & Honors
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, Distinguished Peer Review Rated
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, “Rising Star,” Personal Injury General: Defense, 2018
Professional Associations
  • Wyoming State Bar, Torts Section and Federal Bar Section
  • Natrona County Bar Association
  • Defense Lawyers Association of Wyoming
  • Defense Research Institute
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • ALFA International
Articles & Publications // Presentations // Webinars
  • Presenter, “Liability Trends in Oil & Gas Transportation,”ALFA International Oil & Gas Working Group Meeting, October 2017
  • Presenter, “Personal Electronic Devices Employment Policies,” Wyoming State Bar, Employment and Labor Section, February 2015
  • Presenter, “Civil Litigation in Tribal Court” Trial Attorneys of America, June 2013
  • Presenter, “Wyoming Employment Law Update, Annual Update,” Lorman Education Services, 2010 – 2016
  • Presenter, “Wyoming Workers Compensation Law,” Lorman Education Services, 2012-2015
  • Contributing Editor, “Labor and Employment Compendium – Wyoming,”ALFA International, 2011 – 2017
  • Contributing Editor, “Workers Compensation Compendium – Wyoming,” ALFA International 2011 – 2017
  • Contributing Editor, “Transportation Compendium – Wyoming,” Wyoming Section, ALFA International, 2013 – 2018
  • Contributing Editor, “Product Liability Desk Reference: A Fifty State Compendium – Wyoming,” Aspen Law & Business, 2013 – 2018
  • Contributing Author, “Desk Reference, A 50 State Summary – Wyoming,” Trucking Industry Defense Association, 2013 – 2015
Decisions
  • Viking Insurance Company v. Sumner, 2018 WL 4154774 (10th Cir. 2018)
  • C’Hair v. District Court of Ninth Judicial Dist., 357 P.3d 723 (Wyo. 2015)
  • Picozzi v. State ex rel. Wyoming Workers’ Safety, 304 P.3d 977 (Wyo. 2013)
  • Morris v. State ex rel. Wyoming Workers’ Safety, 276 P.3d 399 (Wyo. 2012)
  • Rice v. Collins Communication, Inc., 236 P.3d 1009 (Wyo. 2010)
  • Singer v. New Tech Engineering L.P., 227 P.3d 305 (Wyo. 2010)
  • Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. v. Gunter, 167 P.3d 645 (Wyo. 2007)
  • Montoya v. Walgreens, defense verdict on premises liability claim, April 2016
  • Encana Oil & Gas v. DHS Drilling, defense verdict on contract claim, March 2016
  • MDC v. Directional Rentals, defense verdict on contract claim, June 2015
  • Jones v. Kmart, defense verdict on premises liability claim, April 2015
  • Draper v. Kmart, defense verdict on premises liability claim, June 2012
  • Friedly v. Flanagan, defense verdict on malpractice claim, April 2007
Business & Community Service
  • Boy Scouts of America, Troop 535, Committee Chairman, 2005 – present
  • Trout Unlimited, Member, 2008 – present
  • Platte River Revival, Volunteer, 2014 – present