John P. Fritz

Attorney

(T) 307.632.0541
(F) 307.778.8853

PROFILE

John P. Fritz is an estate planning and transactional attorney with  Hirst Applegate, LLP.  He believes estate planning is for everyone, no matter the individual’s (or couple’s) wealth.  John focuses his practice on crafting wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives, and gifting strategies to minimize estate tax liability.  John also helps clients navigate probate, business organization (formation, operation, and dissolution), and real estate transactions.  Whether estate planning, business organization, or real estate transactions, however, John dedicates himself to delivering results specifically tailored to meet your legal needs and desires.

EMPLOYMENT

2020 to Present – Associate, Hirst Applegate, LLP.

  • Practice areas: Civil Litigation, Professional Liability, Employment Law, Transportation Law, Personal Injury Law, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Defense, and Real Estate

2019 to 2020 – Law Clerk, Wyoming Supreme Court Justice Lynne Boomgaarden

Summer 2018 – Extern, United States District Court for the District of Wyoming Chief Magistrate Judge Kelly Rankin

2017 – 2019 – Legal intern, University of Wyoming Office of General Counsel

EDUCATION

  • University of Wyoming, College of Law, J.D., 2019
  • University of Wyoming, B.A. (Political Science, minor in Gender and Women’s Studies)

PUBLICATIONS

  • Various Estate Planning Life Enrichment Courses, Laramie County Community College (Spring 2022)
  • Wyoming Probate Forms, Inventory, and Tax Returns Tutorial, National Business Institute (December 2021)
  • Wyoming Probate 101, NFTA (November 2021)
  • This Land Was My Land, But Now It’s Their Land, the Anthem of Adverse Possession in Wyoming, Wyoming State Bar Young Lawyer Section (June 2021)
  • The Wild, Wild West:  The Mechanics and Potential Uses of Trust Decanting, 19 Wyo. L. Rev. 327 (2019)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Wyoming State Bar Association
  • United States District Court for the District of Wyoming
  • Ewing T. Kerr American Inn of Court

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  •  Secretary, Ewing T. Kerr Inns of Court (May 2021 to present)
  • Member at Large, Wyoming State Bar Young Lawyers Section (October 2021 to present)
  • Member, Kiwanis (July 2021 to present)
  • Member, Southeast Wyoming Estate Planning Council (September 2021 to present)

 PERSONAL

John was born in Texas but has lived most of his life in Wyoming.  When not working, John enjoys golfing, hiking and backpacking, brewing, and most importantly, spending time with his wife, Kate and their dog Joan.

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