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Loyd Smith

Loyd Smith


Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury Defense

  • Trucking Litigation

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Product Liability Litigation

  • Construction Defect

  • Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith

  • Employment Litigation

  • Civil Rights Law

Loyd Smith joined Hickey & Evans, LLP in January 2019.  Mr. Smith previously practiced with the Wyoming firm of Murane & Bostwick, LLC from 1996 to 2019 and prior to that with a local Cheyenne firm from 1989 to 1996.

Mr. Smith graduated from the University Of Wyoming College Of Law with honor in 1987.  After graduating from law school, Mr. Smith first served as a general assignment law clerk for the Wyoming Supreme Court and thereafter as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard J. Macy, Justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court.

Mr. Smith is admitted to practice in both Wyoming and Colorado.  His litigation and trial practice is concentrated in the areas of personal injury defense, trucking litigation, commercial litigation, product liability litigation, construction defect, insurance coverage and bad faith, employment litigation, and civil rights law.  Mr. Smith’s practice also includes business, corporate, and real estate law.  Mr. Smith represents litigants in trials in both state and federal courts and appeals to the Wyoming Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. 


 Mr. Smith’s reported decisions include:

Warwick v. Accessible Space, Inc., 448 P.3d 206 (Wyo. 2019)

Zeimens v. City of Torrington, 280 P.3d 1181 (Wyo. 2012)

Beaulieu v. Florquist, 86 P.3d 863 (Wyo. 2004)

Hoecher v. Runyan, 21 P.3d 339 (Wyo. 2001)

Meyer v. Conlon and National Farmers Union Property and Casualty, 162 F.3d 1264 (10th Cir. 1998)

Progressive Casualty Insurance Company v. Brown’s Crew Car of Wyoming, Inc., 27 F. Supp. 2d 1288 (D. Wyo. 1998)

Marshall v. Chicago and Northwestern Transportation Co., 31 F.2d 1028 (10th Cir. 1994)


J.D. with Honor, University of Wyoming (1987)

B.A., University of Wyoming 


Wyoming Supreme Court and all Wyoming State Courts

Colorado Supreme Court and all Colorado State Courts

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado


Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)

Defense Lawyers Association of Wyoming

Wyoming State Bar

Wyoming Civil Pattern Jury Instruction Committee, 2015 to 2021

Laramie County Bar Association


Super Lawyers:  Mr. Smith has been recognized by Mountain States Super Lawyers since 2015.  

Best Lawyers:  Mr. Smith has been recognized by Best Lawyers since 2013 in the practice areas of Litigation – Insurance Litigation; Litigation – Labor and Employment; Product Liability Litigation-Defendants; and Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants.


Mr. Smith, from 2006 through 2020, was the contributing editor of the Wyoming section of Business Torts, A Fifty-State Guide, a Wolter Kluwer annual publication. 


Mr. Smith has lectured or presented at seminars for the Defense Lawyers Association of Wyoming, Wyoming Licensed Insurance Adjusters, and various business and employer groups on topics ranging from insurance practices to workers’ compensation.


Kiwanis Club of Cheyenne

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