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