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Civil Defense Win

Fleener Petersen, in its first civil defense, won the ultimate victory, getting the civil claims against our client dismissed with prejudice before the case ever went to trial. Fleener Petersen worked closely with Traci Lacock of Hirst Applegate in Cheyenne and Eric Klein of Johnson Klein in Boulder to achieve the win. Together this team […]

On Thursday, July 22, 2021, the Wyoming Supreme Court released an excellent opinion in Thompson v. State of Wyoming, 2021 WY 84, which can be found here. The unanimous opinion was penned by Justice Kautz. The case arose from a conviction following a jury trial in District Court, Hon. Kerri Johnson presiding. At the trial, […]

Three in a Row

With another incredible victory in a military court martial, Tom Fleener has now won three jury trials in a row. These victories, all in the short time frame since the lifting of the pandemic restrictions on jury trials, have occurred in three different locations (Rawlins, Sundance, and Cheyenne) and in two different tribunals (state felony […]

“Not Guilty” in Sundance

Partners Tom Fleener and Devon Petersen, along with investigator Houston Woodhouse, secured another successful outcome for their client following a three-day jury trial in Sundance, Wyoming. Click here for the article in the Sundance Times.  Bob Coronato was charged with two felonies (aggravated assault and battery and strangulation of a household member) and one misdemeanor […]

Will the Past Come Back to Haunt You?

Can Life History be Used at Trial? Have you ever wondered if the things you’ve done before in your life would be admissible at a trial of the charges you currently face? That’s a very good question, and its answer could have a huge impact on your current criminal charge. Imagine you are charged with […]

With the addition of Devon Petersen as Partner, Fleener Petersen is expanding its presence in appellate representation. Devon brings a strong background in research and writing with a history degree from Princeton University. Following law school, these skills were tailored to the law during his work for District Court Judge Hon. Norman E. Young. While […]

Text messages and social media posts present a unique problem for the law. When the rules of evidence were first written, text messaging and social media had not yet been invented, let alone swept the globe as a major form of communication and interaction. In today’s world, text messages and social media posts can have […]

Understanding Paul Manafort’s Plea Agreement

As most of you know, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was charged and convicted in the Eastern District of Virginia of various crimes involving failing to file income taxes. He is awaiting sentencing. Mr. Manafort was also charged in District of Colombia with various crimes related to his work as an agent […]

Devon Petersen Joins Fleener Law

Fleener Law is proud to announce the addition of a new Partner, Devon Petersen. In the coming days, look for the unveiling of a new website, firm name, and logo. We are very excited to bring Devon on and look forward to strengthening our already dominant place in criminal defense in the region. Devon grew […]

Are you a hunter? Do you like exercising your constitutional right to bear arms? If you or someone close to you is charged with a misdemeanor for domestic violence, there are some facts you should know before going to court. Persons who have been convicted in any court of a qualifying misdemeanor crime of domestic […]

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