Kath Elected Vice President of Wyoming State Bar

CHEYENNE – The Wyoming State Bar is pleased to announce that R. Scott Kath, an attorney from Powell, Wyoming, has been elected Vice President.

The 2020/2021 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 during the Bar’s Virtual Annual Business Meeting.

Kath succeeds J. Kenneth Barbe of Casper, Wyoming.

Kath has been a resident of Wyoming since 1975 when he moved to Jackson, Wyoming, to manage a retail store after 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 until January of 2020.  He was appointed, and remains, the Deputy City Attorney for Powell since 1989.  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);  two terms served on the Editorial Board of the Wyoming Lawyer, the Wyoming State Bar’s semi-monthly legal publication and the outgoing Bar Commissioner for the Fifth Judicial District.

Kath has involved himself in local community service, having been a previous Board member and former President of the Park County Big Brother and Big Sisters (1988), a member of the Park County Mental Health Board (2001-2008), a member of the Northwest Family Planning Board (1999-2006, and currently a member of its Advisory Board).  Together with wife Meg, they have raised two, now adult, children and over the years have hosted several Rotary International foreign students and host “parents’ to several NWC volleyball student athletes.

In his capacity as Vice President, Kath will serve as a member-at-large of the Board of Commissioners and a member of the Executive Committee.

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