G. Bryan Ulmer, III
G. Bryan Ulmer, III was born in Minnesota and subsequently raised in Wyoming. He attended the University of Wyoming where he earned his degree in business administration. He then obtained his law degree from the University of Wyoming College of Law. During his time in law school, Bryan served as an editor for the Land and Water Law Review and was an invited member of the national honorary scholastic society, the Order of the Coif. Upon his graduation from law school in 1995, Bryan ranked first in his class. He soon joined The Spence Law Firm, becoming a partner in 2000.
Since law school, Bryan has continued to pursue higher education. He attended a year-long program through the University of Utah, obtaining a post-graduate certificate in conflict resolution. He also attended the Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College, graduating in 1999. He now serves as an invited staff member at the college, offering thorough, innovative training for lawyers nationwide.
Throughout his expansive legal career, Bryan has handled a number of challenging, complex, and noteworthy cases. He focuses on representing injured individuals and their families against massive corporations and the government. Bryan has successfully fought for and won substantial settlements and jury verdicts in cases involving catastrophic injury, dangerous railroad crossings, civil rights, injuries to children, workplace accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and products liability. He has also handled a number of complicated commercial and business litigation cases, including those that involved copyright infringement, securities, intellectual property rights, and qui tam or whistleblower cases that fell under the False Claims Act.
Bryan has obtained several record results for his clients throughout his years of practice. Together with fellow Spence Law Firm partner Tyson Logan, Bryan worked to recover a $28.2 million jury verdict for Amber Lompe, who was a victim of carbon monoxide poisoning from a neglected furnace in her Casper, Wyoming apartment. The verdict was recognized by The National Law Journal as one of the Top 100 Verdicts of 2013.
Bryan also worked alongside fellow Spence Law Firm partner Mel Orchard in recovering a $13.6 million verdict for Jarvis Boggs in early 2013. Boggs suffered severe, life-altering injuries in an automobile accident with a police officer.
In 2014, Bryan and Spence Law Firm associate Grant Lawson successfully obtained a $5.19 million verdict on behalf of a young oil field worker who suffered severe injuries on the job in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. The jury ultimately found the defendant, Merit Energy, liable for the oil field worker’s employer, which resulted in a judgement against Merit Energy of more than $2.3 million. The judgement was later affirmed in the beginning of 2016 after the defendant appealed the original ruling.
Bryan’s dedication to hard work and his tenacity has helped him obtain some of the largest settlements in the western United States and a number of record-breaking verdicts on behalf of his clients. His commitment to exceptional legal representation has not only won him the respect of his peers, but the respect and trust of his clients as well.
In his spare time, Bryan devotes his time to the non-profit public interest firm, Lawyers and Advocates for Wyoming (LAW) and is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board for the University of Wyoming College of Law. Bryan lives with his wife and three children in Jackson, Wyoming.
Says Bryan, “The law in the hands of the jury is the great equalizer. It gives the ordinary citizen the opportunity to obtain justice and gives the people, through the jury, the power to affect positive change for society. Power over wealthy corporations; power over governments. The law, through the jury, gives the people power over the powerful.”
Bryan is admitted to practice in:
- Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
- United States Supreme Court
Through affiliation, Bryan also provides representation for clients throughout the United States in both state and federal courts.
Bryan’s affiliations include:
- Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate
- American Board of Trial Advocates
- Martindale-Hubbell® Rated AV Preeminent®
- Listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers® 2014-present
- Avvo Rating of 10.0 Excellent
- AAJ Board of Governors
- American Bar Foundation, Fellow
- Faculty for Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College
- University of Wyoming College of Law Board of Advisors (Invited Member)
- Past President of Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association
- Graduate of Conflict Resolution Program (University of Utah)
- Board of Directors of Lawyers & Advocates for Wyoming, a non-profit public interest law firm