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09/16/2013

Korell Takes Top Seat of Wyoming State Bar

GILLETTE - The Wyoming State Bar is pleased to announce that Patrick W. Korell, Goshen County Attorney from Torrington, Wyoming, has been elected President of its organization.

The 2013/2014 Election of Officers was held according to the Bylaws of the Wyoming State Bar. The results of the election were announced last week in Gillette, Wyoming, at the Bar’s Annual Business Meeting.

Korell succeeds C. John Cotton of Gillette, Wyoming.

Korell is a Wyoming native who was raised on the family farm and ranch in Goshen County. He graduated from Lingle-Fort Laramie High School in 1983. He attended Eastern Wyoming College and then Kearney State College where he graduated in 1988 with a degree in political science and history. After college, Korell returned to Wyoming where he earned his law degree. In 1993, he opened a private practice in Torrington. He served as Attorney for Town of Lingle from 1994 to1998. In 1998, he was elected as Goshen County and Prosecuting Attorney and is currently serving his fourth term. In addition to practicing law, Korell is an adjunct professor at Eastern Wyoming College where he has taught for eighteen years and where he also serves as President of the Eastern Wyoming College Foundation. He has previously served a three-year term as a Bar Commissioner for the Eighth Judicial District, two years as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Wyoming State Bar, one year as Vice President, and this past year as President-Elect.

     

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