Colin M. Simpson

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.

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Colin M. Simpson’s practice is primarily focused on personal injury and general civil litigation; business formation and law; real estate; contracts; farm and ranch; land use; government relations; and domestic relations issues.

Mr. Simpson has been a practicing lawyer since 1987. He works for the law firm Milward L. Simpson founded, Simpson, Kepler & Edwards, LLC, the Cody, Wyoming division of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.

Mr. Simpson has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America from 2006-to 2022 by members of the national legal community. Each year, Best Lawyers publishes a book that lists those individuals who are recognized as professionals who continue their education to stay current in their chosen profession and to distinguish themselves among their peers. Professionally, the book is regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. Mr. Simpson was chosen to be a member of this distinguished group because he has demonstrated exemplary dedication to his profession, community, and clients. AVVO has also named Mr. Simpson a “Top Rated Attorney” for 2021.

Mr. Simpson is a member of the boards of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and Yellowstone Behavioral Health in Cody, Wyoming; First Bank of Wyoming, a division of Glacier Bank in Powell, Wyoming; and the Riley Arena and Community Events Center in Powell, Wyoming. Mr. Simpson previously served on the boards of the Park County Youth Hockey Association and the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce (President 1993).

Mr. Simpson was a member of the Wyoming House of Representatives from 1999 to 2012, serving as Speaker in 2009 and 2010. Other legislative achievements include Majority Floor Leader (2007-2009), Speaker Pro-Tem (2005-2007), Management Council (2005-2009), Vice-Chair of the Appropriations Committee (2005-2007), Select Committee on Capital Finance and Investment (2007-2009), Select Committee on School Capital Construction (2001-2003), Management Audit Committee (1999-2000), Select Committee on De-Earmarking of State Funds (2000-2001), Select Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse (2000-2001), Select Committee (2004).

Mr. Simpson was one of two Wyoming Representatives chosen to attend the Council of State Governments-WEST (CSG-WEST), the first leadership-training institute for state legislators designed to foster excellence and effectiveness in state legislators.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate, Trusts & Estate Planning

Bar Admissions

  • Wyoming, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • J.D., 1985, University of Wyoming College of Law
  • B.S., 1982, Colorado College

Honors & Awards

  • AVVO®, Highest Distinction of Superb 10.0 Attorney Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM Rating
  • Selected to Best Lawyers® in America, 2006-2022
  • Martindale-HubbellSM Client Champion Silver, 2019
  • Selected to Mountain States Super Lawyers®, 2012 and 2014-2022

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Wyoming Bar Association
  • Fifth Judicial District Bar Association
  • Client Security Fund Committee of the Wyoming State Bar (1995-1996)
  • Wyoming Bar Foundation (1999-2002)
  • Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association (1997-1998)