Lance E. Shurtleff


Lance Shurtleff is a versatile trial lawyer handling complex State and Federal court cases and handling claims before a variety of regulatory boards.  He serves on the Firm’s Board of Directors and heads up the Laramie, Wyoming office.  Lance routinely litigates catastrophic injury cases and large loss property damage cases, focusing on trucking accidents, oil and gas industry accidents, and other casualty in Wyoming, Colorado, and North Dakota.  Lance also advises these companies on the rapidly evolving regulations impacting their industries, handling OSHA, MSHA, and EEOC claims.

He advises product designers and manufacturers on issues related to recurrent claims arising from design and manufacturing problems and routinely defends against claims and lawsuits brought against companies involved in these industries.

Before joining Hall & Evans, Lance was an associate in a regional civil defense firm located in Denver, focusing on trucking and insurance defense.

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2002
  • North Dakota, 2014
  • Wyoming, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


Laramie Office
866 North 4th Street
Suite 3
Laramie, WY 82072


JD: University of Wyoming College of Law, 2002
BA: University of Wyoming, 1999, History


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Career Distinctions & Honors
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Colorado Super Lawyers®, “Rising Star,” Personal Injury General: Defense, 2013-2017

Lanahan v. Chi Psi Fraternity, et. al., 175 P.3d 97 (Colo. 2008)

Professional Associations
  • Wyoming Bar Association
  • Defense Lawyers Association of Wyoming
  • Colorado & Denver Bar Associations
  • North Dakota Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
    • Trial Subcommittee
  • DRI
    • Trucking and Toxic Tort Subcommittees
Articles & Publications // Presentations // Webinars
  • Speaker, “Beyond the Basics in Employment Law, a Health Care Reform Overview,” 2010, 2011
  • Speaker, “Staying Alert to Opposition Tactics in Trial,” Defense Lawyers Association of Wyoming, 2018
Business & Community Service
  • The Children’s Hospital Foundation, Volunteer
  • South Suburban Parks and Recreation, Volunteer
  • Food Bank of the Rockies
  • Peach’s Neet Feet