Friends of the Bar, 0216 WYBJ, Vol. 39 No. 1. 62

Author:J. Mark Stewart
Position:Vol. 39 1 Pg. 62

Friends of the Bar

Vol. 39 No. 1 Pg. 62

Wyoming Bar Journal

February, 2016

J. Mark Stewart

WY Bar No. 6-4121

Law School: UW College of Law

Basic Bio: I grew up in Cheyenne, graduated from Central High School, and married a lovely local girl named Janet. We have one son, Walter, who is eight. I attended UW in three different decades: the 1980s for Petroleum Engineering; the 1990s for Civil Engineering; and the 2000s for Law School. As an engineer, I initially worked for a small firm in Cheyenne and then spent five years at the Wyoming Highway Department working in Road Design and Hydraulics. After completing the course work for a Master's degree in Civil Engineering, I worked for TriHydro Corporation in Laramie as an environmental/civil engineer on environmental remediation projects. I joined Davis & Cannon, LLP when I graduated from law school and have been at Davis & Cannon ever since. My practice is focused on litigation in the areas of governmental claims, natural resources, and water law.

I became a lawyer because I enjoy the challenge of learning new things, which is part and parcel of being a good litigator.

My greatest talent as a lawyer is being concise. It is true that brevity is the soul of wit (or, in my case, provides a good illusion of it).

My career has surprised me by how much I enjoy litigation.

The most memorable trip I ever took was a six-month backpacking trip around the South Pacific.

I enjoy reading travel logs, especially by Eric Newby, Pico Iyer, and Paul Theroux.

My favorite place in Wyoming is North

gate Canyon.

Nobody would...

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