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Fleener Petersen has obtained another favorable decision at the Wyoming Supreme Court. In State v. Levenson, the Wyoming Supreme Court overturned the conviction of our client, Joshua Levenson, who had been arrested on drug charges. According to the Court, The Wyoming Highway Patrol officer should not have arrested the man due to the unreasonable speed […]

Fleener Petersen Wins Another Felony Jury Trial

On April 27, 2022, a twelve-person jury found Christopher Gorman not guilty of aggravated assault and battery. Mr. Gorman, a University of Wyoming Law Student at the time he was charged, was working as a bouncer at the Buckhorn Bar in Laramie, Wyoming when he was confronted with an angry and aggressive patron who had […]

Fleener Petersen Secures Win for Juvenile Justice

The Wyoming Supreme Court recently ruled that a defendant’s age at the time of the alleged crime determines whether or not a case is heard in juvenile court. This applies to people who are 18 or older when charged and/or when their case goes to trial, as long as the incident in question occurred before […]

Jury Finds Cheyenne Woman Not Guilty

A jury recently found Danielle Moyte not guilty of second-degree murder. Moyte was accused of shooting her fiancé Christopher Garcia (39) following an argument in May 2020. The verdict came after three hours of deliberation in the Laramie County District Court. Defendant Faced 20 Years to Life in Prison Originally, Moyte faced five counts. This […]

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 […]

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