8/11/2016

Former Wyoming Supreme Court Justice Marilyn S. Kite Rejoins Holland & Hart

Justice Marilyn Kite, who most recently served 15 years as a justice on the Wyoming Supreme Court, rejoined Holland & Hart LLP, where she will provide strategic legal counsel to the firm's clients, primarily focused on commercial law, natural resource law, and other complex litigation.

Previously a partner with the firm, Kite and attorney Jack Palma, assisted in opening the Holland & Hart Cheyenne and Jackson Hole offices prior to her appointment to the Wyoming Supreme Court. She rejoined as of counsel in the Jackson Hole office as a member of the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources practice group. 

“With Marilyn’s experience in the Wyoming judicial system, legal community, and her extensive experience practicing law, we are excited to welcome her back as a colleague and a friend,” said Joe Teig, administrative partner of the firm’s Jackson Hole office.

Prior to joining the Court, Justice Kite served on the faculty of the Western Trial Advocacy Institute, University of Wyoming, and the Denver Regional National Institute of Trial Advocacy. She has also served as a member of the Wyoming Judicial Nominating Commission and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Advisory Board. Justice Kite was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2000 by Governor Jim Geringer. Justice Kite was Wyoming’s first female Supreme Court Justice. She served as Chief Justice from 2010 to 2014. While on the bench, she served on numerous boards, including the Board of Judicial Policy and Administration, the University of Wyoming College of Law Advisory Board, and the Access to Justice Commission. As Chief Justice, she successfully advocated for improvements to court security, expansion of civics education, and promotion of women interested in the law.

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