Richard A. Mincer


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Norma J. Hubka


Richard A. Mincer is a partner with Hirst Applegate where he has practiced law since moving to Wyoming in 1995. He is a member of DRI, DLAW, TIDA and WTLA, past President of the Defense Lawyers Association of Wyoming and the Mining Associates of Wyoming Board of Directors. Richard’s practice focuses on civil litigation including products liability, transportation law, premises liability, professional liability, and contract and insurance disputes. Richard has been recognized by Chambers USA in the area of General Commercial Litigation, as a SuperLawyer in the area of Civil Litigation and by Best Lawyers in America in the area of Personal Injury Litigation.  His is also on the Cheyenne Animal Shelter Board, past president of the Cheyenne Downtown Development Authority Board, and a member of the Cheyenne Kiwanis Club.


1995 to Present – Partner, Hirst Applegate, LLP.

  • Practice areas include: Civil Litigation, Products Liability, Transportation and Trucking Defense, Premises Liability, Professional Liability, Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith, and Wrongful Death


  • University of Memphis, J.D., 1994
  • Managing Editor Law Review


  • EagleMed LLC v. Cox, 868 F3d 893 (10th Cir. 2017)
  • Union Pac. R.R. Co. v. Caballo Coal Co., 246 P.3d 867 (Wyo. 2011)
  • Dollarhide v. Bancroft, 239 P.3d 1168 (Wyo.2010)
  • Ohio Cas. Ins. Co. v. W.N. McMurry Constr. Co., 230 P.3d 312 (Wyo. 2010)
  • In re Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration Mktg. Sales Practices & Prods. Liab. Litig., 8:10ML02151, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 62393 (D. Cal. June 1, 2010)
  • Cramer v. Powder River Coal, 204 P.3d 974 (Wyo. 2009)
  • Lucky Gate Ranch v. Baker & Assoc., 208 P.3d 57 (Wyo. 2009)
  • Loredo v. Solvay, et al, 212 P.3d 614 (Wyo. 2009)
  • Rohde v. Smiths Med., 165 P.3d 433 (Wyo. 2007)
  • Boswell v. Colloid Envtl. Techs. Co., 215 Fed Appx. 771 (10th Cir. 2007)
  • W.N. McMurry Constr. Co. v. Cmty. First Ins., Inc., 160 P.3d 71 (Wyo. 2007)
  • Eastman v. Union Pac. R.R., 493 F.3d 1151 (10th Cir. 2007)
  • United States Aviation Underwriters, Inc. v. Dassault Aviation, 505 F.Supp. 2d 1252 (D.Wyo. 2007)
  • Sponsel v. Park County, 2006 WY 6, 126 P.3d 105 (Wyo. 2006)
  • Boswell v. CETCO, 236 F.R.D. 682; 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54798 (D.Wyo. 2006)
  • Burnett v. Imerys Marble, 2005 WY 82 (Wyo. 2005)
  • Huff v. Shumate, 360 F. Supp. 2d 1197 (D.Wyo. 2005)
  • Swank v. Zimmer, 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 30377 (D.Wyo. 2004)
  • Vialpando v. Cooper Cameron Corp., 2004 U.S. App. LEXIS 1392 (10th Cir. 2004)
  • Greenwalt v. Ram Rest. Corp., 71 P.3d 717 (Wyo. 2003)
  • Hynes v. Energy West, 211 F.3d 1193 (10th Cir. 2000)


  • Contractual Indemnity & Additional Insurance, DLAW (2017)
  • Drone Technology in Accident Reconstructions, The Harmonie Group Denver Claims Seminar (2016)
  • The Billed vs. Paid Debate for Medical Specials, Wyoming State Bar Annual Meeting (2015)
  • Cost Shifting:  Indemnity and Additional Insurance Provisions, The Harmonie Group Transportation Symposium (2015)
  • Anti-Indemnity Statutes, Intermountain Claims Symposium (2013)
  • Eggshell Plaintiffs, The Harmonie Group Transportation Symposium (2012)
  • Evidence Based Accident Investigations, Wyoming Mining Association Annual Meeting (2011)
  • Early Case Resolution Strategies, The Harmonie Group Transportation Seminar (2011)
  • R. Mincer and H. Mincer, Science and the Law, Bitemark Evidence (Dorion, ed. 2005 & 2011).
  • The Viability of Direct Negligence Claims Against Motor Carriers in the Face of an Admission of Respondeat Superior, 10 U. Wyoming L. Rev. 229 (2010); reprinted in 60 Defense Law Journal 69 (Vol. 2, 2011)
  • Workplace Owner Liability and Co-employee Immunity; Wyoming Mining Association Annual Meeting (2009)
  • Effective Use of Experts, DLAW Annual Meeting (1997)
  • Rule 68 Offer of Judgment: Sharpen the Sword for Swift Settlement, 25 U. Mem L. Rev. 1401 (1995)
  • Phillips v. Duro-Last Roofing, Inc.: Strictly Speaking, Comparative Negligence Principles Must Be Applied to Strict Liability Actions in Some States, 23 Mem. St. U. L. Rev. 209 (1992)


  • Recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a Litigation Star
  • Recognized as a Super Lawyer
  • Recognized by Chambers USA
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in America


  • Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)
  • Wyoming Federal Permanent Rules Advisory Committee Wyoming Civil Pattern Jury Instruction Committee
  • Mining Associates of Wyoming (Past President)
  • Defense Research Institute (former Wyoming State Rep)
  • Defense Lawyers Assoc. of Wyoming (Past President)
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA)
  • The Harmonie Group


  • Cheyenne Kiwanis Club
  • Cheyenne Animal Shelter Board
  • Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce
  • Leadership Wyoming Graduate
  • Cheyenne DDA (Past Board President)
  • Cheyenne Foundation Board
  • High Plains Drafters & BJCP National Judge

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