Friends of the Bar, 0618 WYBJ, Vol. 41 No. 3. 62

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Friends of the Bar

Vol. 41 No. 3 Pg. 62

Wyoming Bar Journal

June, 2018

Christopher M. Brennan Bar No. 7-5529 Law School: University of Wyoming College of Law

Basic Bio: I began my journey into law as an undergraduate at the University of Wyoming. I studied Criminal Justice with a Pre-Law Concentration and graduated as the Most Outstanding Criminal Justice Student in 2012. My senior year I applied to and was accepted into the University of Wyoming College of Law where I graduated with Honors and was elected into membership in the Order of the Coif. I currently work at Woodhouse Roden Nethercott, LLC, focusing my practice on general litigation, workers’ compensation and personal injury.

I became a lawyer because I wanted to help people, especially during their most challenging times. I specialize in workers’ compensation in order to help people like my grandfather, a wonderful man who suffered through years of mesothelio-ma caused by exposure to asbestos while he was in the Navy.

The biggest influence on my career is my grandfather. He is the reason I am dedicated to helping injured workers.

My Most significant accomplishment as a lawyer is helping a workers’ compensation client (who had lost his entire retirement savings) get the disability benefits he deserved. I feel really good about that case.

An attorney I most admire is Gay Woodhouse. Her fearlessness in taking on new cases in unfamiliar territory is impressive, and serves as a model for how we all should practice law.

My clients most often say he truly enjoys his work and believes in my cause.

My best advice for new lawyers is find a mentor and learn as much as you can from him or her; and do not be afraid to venture into new areas of law—take new cases, work hard, and learn.

My favorite activity in Wyoming is camping with my...

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