About Our Law Firm
Ryan Wright has over seven years of experience as a prosecutor and conducted numerous trials and courtroom hearings. He has worked as a Deputy County Attorney and an Assistant District Attorney at the Laramie County District Attorney’s Office, one of the busiest prosecutor offices in Wyoming. While working as a prosecutor, Ryan focused on narcotics and complex felonies and misdemeanors from DUI to domestic violence. Prior to becoming a prosecutor, Ryan was in private practice working mainly in the areas of corporate and commercial law in New York. Ryan was raised in Wyoming but received formal education and experience elsewhere, which gave him an enduring appreciation for Wyoming and what the state has to offer. These experiences gave him different perspectives on legal issues that cultivated his practice. Ryan believes that every case is different and what wins a case varies depending on the facts. As a former prosecutor, Ryan brings his substantial courtroom and trial experience to every case to fight for a successful outcome for every client.
Ryan grew up in Sheridan, Wyoming where he enjoyed hiking, camping, fishing and hunting in the Bighorn Mountains. He attended public school until the 7th grade, then was home schooled and enrolled in Sheridan College at 14, later becoming the youngest graduate at 17 and with honors. After college, he worked as an insurance agent in his family’s business. While working in insurance, Ryan joined the Sheridan College speech and debate team, winning regional and national awards which earned him a scholarship to Northern Arizona University where he graduated in 2003 Summa Cum Laude with his bachelor’s degree in political science.
He pursued his passion for creating change in society through the study of law, enrolling at Georgetown University Law Center in 2005. During law school, Ryan worked on the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pension Committee under then Chairman Senator Michael Enzi. After graduating law school, Ryan moved to New York City and joined a boutique New York City law firm where he practiced commercial and corporate law. In private practice, Ryan worked in numerous areas, including criminal law, contracts, construction, employment discrimination, insurance coverage, insurance defense, international law, negotiations, and mediation.
Ryan returned to Wyoming in 2012, serving as a Deputy County Attorney handling criminal and civil matters for Johnson County, Wyoming. In 2015, Ryan joined the Laramie County District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney where he prosecuted complex felonies over four years. He also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Wyoming for approximately three years managing drug prosecutions in Southeast Wyoming. As a prosecutor, Ryan conducted dozens of jury trials, provided legal assistance to government agencies and law enforcement agents, oversaw wiretaps and large-scale investigations of narcotic drug networks, and prosecuted hundreds of felony cases. Ryan has hands-on experience in numerous areas of the law.
Georgetown University Law Center
Juris Doctor, 2008
Northern Arizona University
B.S., Political Science, 2003 Summa Cum Laude
A.A., General Studies, 1996 Honors
Activities & Affiliations
• Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, Member
• Wyoming State Bar Association, Member
• Wyoming, New York, U.S. District Court for Wyoming, Southern District of New York and Eastern District of New York