Kent W. Spence has successfully taken on big corporations and local, state, and federal governments in civil rights, personal injury, wrongful death, industrial accident, oil field accident, trucking accident, and other cases, over the past two decades. Kent is a past President of the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association for the 2004-5 term and he is a permanent board member. In that year, Wyoming faced its biggest attack by the insurance industry against Wyoming citizens receiving full justice for injury and death. Kent and his partners remain active in the leadership of Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association to preserve our rights to justice for Wyoming people.
NOTABLE REPRESENTATIONS Kent recently obtained a $3 Million verdict in a civil rights wrongful death case against the police in Texas, on behalf of a mother who witnessed her schizophrenic son be assaulted and killed by the Harris County constables. Earlier this year Kent settled a significant oilfield explosion accident case for several young oilfield workers and their families. Our clients were seriously injured in an oilfield rig explosion and fire while working on an unsafe oil rig in Washington State.
AFFILIATIONS Trial Lawyers College (Board Member) Top 100 trial lawyers in Wyoming (American Trial Lawyers Association) Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association (Past President, Board Member) Board of Directors of Lawyers and Advocates of Wyoming (LAW) American Association for Justice American Association for Public Justice Academy of Catastrophic Injury Attorneys and Alethia Institute National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
ADMITTED IN Wyoming. Through affiliation, Kent represents clients in many other federal and state courts throughout the United States.
BACKGROUND Kent W. Spence is a third generation Wyomingite who was born and raised in Riverton, Wyoming. He was a carpenter until, when inspired by the possibilities of being a lawyer at age 24 and making a difference fighting for the rights of people, he decided to consider a college education after all. He went to University of Montana and received his undergraduate degree in Philosophy in 1982. He got his Juris Doctor at Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, Georgia in 1986. Thereafter he has been fighting for the rights of individuals.
Kent is a graduate of the Trial Lawyers College (TLC) and has been on the faculty for the past 21 years. He has taught thousands of lawyers the TLC method developed by his father Gerry Spence. Kent has been honored with an award of top 100 trial lawyers in Wyoming by the National Trial Lawyers Association since 2008, and served as their President in 2004-5. Kent lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He has two incredible children, Ariella and Dylan, who are fourth generation Wyoming natives.