Holland & Hart is proud to announce that Walter Eggers, who practices in the firm’s Cheyenne, Wyoming office, has been selected by the Wyoming State Bar as the 2019 recipient of the Champion of Justice Award. Eggers received the award for his pro bono services and overall contribution to the legal profession and access to justice.
Eggers has devoted hundreds of pro bono hours and is a founding member of the Wyoming Access to Justice Commission that was instrumental in obtaining legislation creating the first state funding for civil legal services. He also serves on the Board of Commissioners of Equal Justice Wyoming since its inception in April 2011, served as Treasurer from 2015 to 2017, and served as President from 2017 to 2019. Eggers has also served as a member of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants since 2016.
“I am honored to receive this award and to be able to work alongside the Wyoming Access to Justice, Wyoming State Bar, Equal Justice Wyoming, Legal Aid of Wyoming, and others to promote legal services and access to justice,” Eggers said. “I am privileged to practice at a supportive firm dedicated to pro bono work, it has been one of the most rewarding aspects of my legal career.”
In his practice, Eggers represents and advises mineral producers and energy companies on complex and routine legal issues, including permitting, state and local tax, royalty, and other regulatory issues. He also represents clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts, and before state legislative committees, primarily addressing regulatory and administrative law issues. Eggers currently leads the firm’s Environmental and Natural Resources practice, one of the largest in the country at over 100 lawyers. He served as the Administrative Partner for the firm’s Cheyenne office from 2010-2015.
Eggers received the Champion of Justice Award for his notable pro bono contributions in Wyoming on Oct. 24, at the State Bar’s Pro Bono Celebration in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
For more details, please see the Wyoming State Bar’s news release.