Richard Honaker has mediated and arbitrated hundreds of cases and controversies in Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and other states over the past 10 years. As a practicing attorney in Wyoming for nearly 40 years, he has tried many civil and criminal cases, and was named a charter member of Wyoming's chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Mr. Honaker mediates personal injury and wrongful death cases, products liability cases, medical malpractice cases, construction cases, commercial cases, and many other types of matters that are the subject of civil litigation. He arbitrates insurance disputes, commercial disputes, and construction contract cases, and also serves from time to time as an independent hearing officer.
Because Mr. Honaker's practice was statewide within Wyoming, he is familiar with the judges, jury pools, communities, and verdict histories within the state. He is also admitted to practice in Utah, in the federal courts of Colorado, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and in the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Honaker is a past president of the Wyoming State Bar and the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association. He currently serves as a national board member for the American Board of Trial Advocates and is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has served on the Board of Professional Responsibility in Wyoming, and occasionally consults as an expert on attorney discipline cases and legal malpractice cases. He currently chairs the Bench-Bar Relations Committee of the Wyoming State Bar.
- Contract Disputes
- Personal Injury
- Product Liability
- Property Damage
- B.A. - Harvard College, Cambridge MA - 1973
- J.D. - University of Wyoming, College of Law - 1976
Memberships & Affiliations
- President, Wyoming State Bar, 2002-03
- President, Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, 1986.
- Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers.
- President, Wyoming Chapter of ABOTA, 2007
- Nominated by President Bush in 2007 to serve as a United States District Judge
- Member, Wyoming Judicial Nominating Commission
$300 per hour