Our Attorneys

Lauretta Y. Welch

ATTORNEY
Licensed in Wyoming

Originally from Plains, Georgia, Lauretta has been practicing law in Wyoming since 2008, when she was admitted to the Wyoming Bar. She has diverse experience handling cases involving civil and criminal litigation. Her practice embodies her core values: trust, fairness, respect, and hard work. She is dedicated to client service and believes that it is crucial to achieving long term success. High legal standards and professionalism are the backbone of her practice. They are the guiding principles that define who she is and how she interacts with her clients, colleagues, and members of her community.

Licensure

  • State of Wyoming, 2008
  • ​U.S. District Court of Wyoming, 2008

Education

  • Georgia Southern University, B.A. English 2005
  • ​Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, J.D. 2008

Professional and Community

  • Wyoming State Bar Association
  • Teton County Bar Association
  • Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association
  • Wyoming State Bar Juvenile Jury Instruction Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • Soroptimist International of Sublette County, Charter President of Board of Directors
  • Sublette County SAFV Task Force, former Secretary of Board of Directors
  • Pinedale Travel and Tourism Commission, former Secretary of Commission
  • ​Leadership Wyoming, Class of 2014 ​​

Business Law | Employment Law | Civil Litigation | Family Law | Criminal Defense

Business Law

We want to see Wyoming businesses, large and small, thrive. We understand that each business is different and we will help you look at the big picture to address your legal needs and ensure your long-term success. We can assist you with business formation and planning as well as issues that may arise throughout the life of your organization. Either way, we are dedicated to developing a sound legal strategy to meet your business needs.

Business Formation
Business Planning
Business Litigation

Employment Law

We can provide legal guidance and assistance for both employers and employees on employment law matters. If you are an employer, you must have thorough personnel policies in order to protect your organization. We can assist in developing these policies and implementing them through employee handbooks, contracts, and other legally binding agreements. Additionally, if you are an employee, we can advise you regarding your rights and explore possible remedies for your employment issue.

Representing Employees and Employers
Employee Handbooks, Personnel Policies, Background Checks
Employment Contracts and Employee Classifications

Civil Litigation

We will guide you through the entire process of filing and pursuing a civil lawsuit and provide professional advice on whether a lawsuit would be worthwhile for the result you are seeking. During the process, we will also evaluate whether the case should go to trial or if there is a solution that can be reached outside of the courtroom. With our substantial courtroom experience, we can successfully litigate your case.

Personal Injury
Product Liability
Wrongful Termination
Sexual Harassment
Worker’s Compensation

Family Law

We offer competent advice in a variety of complex family law matters, including marriage formation and dissolution. From the beginning of a marriage, you should protect your future by engaging in family planning. For some, this may entail entering into a prenuptial agreement. This type of agreement can protect you individually if you are facing a divorce, but it can also protect your marriage by fostering healthy communication regarding finances and property before there is a complication. If your marriage must be dissolved, we can also represent you in a divorce. We recognize that you have highly personal needs when facing legal issues in this area. It is our goal to provide the individual attention needed to guide you through an often difficult and confusing process.

Prenuptial Agreements and Family Planning
Divorce
Division of Assets
Child Custody
Juvenile Court
Guardian Ad Litem

Criminal Defense

We have extensive experience in handling criminal cases. We will carefully analyze the facts, review your options, and advise you on the best course of action in any type of criminal case. We understand that the outcome of a criminal case could alter every aspect of your life. During the course of criminal proceedings, we provide the aggressive defense needed to achieve a favorable result.

White Collar Crime
DUI Defense
Drug Offenses
Probation Violations
Juvenile Delinquency
Expungements

Effective and Reliable Representation Throughout Western Wyoming

We strive to identify client needs and formulate solutions to address them. Whether you are engaged in legal planning or facing litigation, we can provide valuable insight and assistance. We have the experience and expertise essential to advising clients on a broad range of legal issues.