Kath Elected to Wyoming State Bar Board of Commissioners

CHEYENNE – The Wyoming State Bar is pleased to announce that R. Scott Kath, an attorney from Powell, has been elected commissioner of the Wyoming State Bar to represent the Fifth Judicial District, which consists of Big Horn, Hot Springs, Park and Washakie Counties. Kath will serve a three-year term.

Kath has been a resident of Wyoming since 1975 when he moved to Jackson, Wyoming, to manage a retail store. Having completed his freshman year at the University of Nebraska, Scott resumed his college career at the University of Wyoming in 1978, receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree, with Honors, in Psychology in 1981.  He then continued his post graduate education at the University of Wyoming College of Law, receiving his Juris Doctor degree in May of 1983.  He is licensed to practice before all Wyoming courts, including the Wyoming Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming.

Kath moved to Powell, Wyoming, in January of 1984 to begin his current and longstanding association with the Copenhaver Law Office and has been a partner of the firm since 1986.  He was appointed by then Governor Ed Herschler as Assistant Public Defender in 1984 and has held that appointment since that time. He was appointed, and remains, the Deputy City Attorney for Powell since 1989. In 1995 Kath was appointed to the Economic Development and Stabilization Board by then Governor Jim Geringer.  He has served as a Hearing Examiner for the State of Wyoming Office of Administrative Hearings from 2006 to date.
Kath has been actively involved in the legal profession, including his serving as past President, Vice-President and Secretary/Treasurer of the Park County Bar Association; former Vice-President, Treasurer and Board member of the Wyoming State Bar Foundation (2005-2011). He also served two terms on the Editorial Board of the Wyoming Lawyer, the Wyoming State Bar’s semi-monthly legal publication.

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