CHEYENNE – The Wyoming State Bar is pleased to announce that J. Kenneth Barbe, an attorney from Casper, Wyoming, has been elected Treasurer of its organization. Barbe has been serving on the Board of Officers & Commissioners as the Commissioner for the Seventh Judicial District since September 2013.
The 2017/2018 Election of Officers was held according to Article II, Section 1 and Article VI of the Bylaws of the Wyoming State Bar. The results of the election were announced this week in Cheyenne, Wyoming, at the Bar’s Annual Business Meeting.
Barbe graduated from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 1983 and joined the law firm then known as Brown, Drew, Apostolos, Massey & Sullivan in Casper, Wyoming. He remained with Brown, Drew through its various iterations until January 2012 when he joined the firm of Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley, P.C. in its Casper office. Barbe’s law practice is focused primarily in the areas of business transactions and estate planning. He is listed as a Mountain States Super Lawyer and selected as a Best Lawyer in America in the specialties of Corporate Law, Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions, and Mergers & Acquisitions Law. Barbe is also recognized by Chambers USA in Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions and Real Estate.
Barbe is a past president of the Natrona County Bar Association and former member of the Board of Law Examiners.
In his capacity of Treasurer, Barbe will be a member-at-large of the Board of Officers and Commissioners and a member of the Executive Committee. The treasurer shall assist the Executive Committee in preparing the annual budget and in presenting it to the Board of Officers and Commissioners. The treasurer shall advise the executive director and the administrative staff of the Wyoming State Bar about procedures for: (i) The methods and procedures used in the receipt, collection and safekeeping of all funds of the Wyoming State Bar; and (ii) The procedures for disbursement and audit of such funds.