Friends of the Bar, 0821 WYBJ, Vol. 44 No. 4. 46

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Friends of the Bar

Vol. 44 No. 4 Pg. 46

Wyoming Bar Journal

August, 2021

Austin Huff

Law School: University of Wyoming College of Law

Basic Bio: Austin was born in Torrington, Wyoming, and grew up in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He studied Geography at Humboldt State University, where he also participated in cross-country and track on an athletic scholarship. After receiving his B.A., Austin worked in California and taught English in Guizhou, China. He then decided to attend law school, choosing the University of Wyoming in order to be close to family and friends. Austin completed a dual-degree program at U.W., graduating in 2018 with a J.D. and a M.A. in Energy and Natural Resources. After receiving his degrees, Austin went to work for Patton & Davison, LLC in Cheyenne. Excited by the opportunity to gain specialized experience in administrative law, Austin recently moved to the Wyoming Public Service Commission, which is also based in Cheyenne. He has worked for the PSC since September 2020.

What excites me most about my job is the complex and technical issues that PSC lawyers focus on every single day. I work closely with extremely bright individuals who have degrees in accounting, economics, business, and engineering, and it is a constant challenge to keep up with them. The attorneys in our office are also expected to have an understanding of the technical and financial side of public utilities in addition to the law.

The most rewarding part of my job is being able to work closely on issues that have far reaching consequences for the State of Wyoming. The PSC is responsible for ensuring that public utilities are offering safe and reliable services at just rates to their Wyoming customers. Recent events like the blackouts in Texas this past winter have highlighted the importance of this work.

If anyone is interested in learning more about being a PSC lawyer, I am happy to talk about it. I can be reached at

The best advice I have for new lawyers is to keep an open mind about different career opportunities. There are a lot of unique and fulfilling careers you can pursue with your law degree, including working for entities like the PSC.


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