Justice Hill Receives Judicial Excellence Award

CHEYENNE – The Wyoming State Bar and the Wyoming Supreme Court are pleased to announce that the Honorable William U. Hill, Justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court, is this year’s recipient of the Larry L. Lehman Award for Judicial Excellence. The award was presented at this year’s Annual Meeting & Judicial Conference, which took place last week in Cheyenne.

The award was presented by Chief Justice E. James Burke. The Lehman Award is given in memory of Justice Lehman, who died in 2004, and is remembered for his tireless efforts to improve the operation of the court system and to provide greater access to justice for all Wyoming citizens. Justice Hill succeeded Justice Lehman as the Chief Justice and served in that capacity from 2002 – 2006.

Hill was appointed to the Wyoming Supreme Court on November 3, 1998, by Governor Jim Geringer after serving as Wyoming Attorney General since March 1995. He received his B.A. from the University of Wyoming in 1970 and was graduated from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 1974. Earlier in his career, Hill served as both an Assistant United States Attorney and an Assistant Attorney General for Wyoming, and was engaged in private practice in Riverton, Wyoming, Seattle, Washington, and Cheyenne, Wyoming. He also served as Chief of Staff-Chief Counsel for Senator Malcolm Wallop in Washington, D.C.

In presenting the Lehman Award to Justice Hill, Chief Justice Burke commended him for his leadership and lasting contribution to Wyoming’s system of justice.

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