Sean W. Scoggin
 
SEAN W. SCOGGIN, partner, has been a practicing attorney since graduating from the University of Wyoming Law School in 1998. Sean began practicing with Julie Tiedeken in 1998 and their practice focused on civil litigation. In 2007, Sean and Julie joined with Bill and Michele McKellar to form McKellar, Tiedeken and Scoggin, LLC. Sean's emphasis has been on trial practice, having been involved in numerous jury trials in the state courts of Wyoming, and in approximately 45 bench trials, as well as in numerous evidentiary hearings, mediations and arbitrations.
 
Sean has defended a wide variety of lawsuits including personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, on the job accidents, and slip and falls, industrial accidents, construction defects, mining industry accidents, catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, burn injuries, carbon monoxide exposure, trucking/semi accidents, design and manufacturing defects, and Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) claims arising out of railroad negligence and injuries to employees of railroad operators.
 
Sean also represents injured workers and employers in workers' compensation cases in Wyoming at the administrative level, District Court level and in appeals before the Wyoming Supreme Court. He extensive litigation experience defensing  insurance companies against bad faith claims.
 
Sean's mediation services are also called upon by other attorneys to help resolve a variety of legal disputes including mediation for personal injury, auto accident, industrial, domestic and child custody matters.  Sean's experience in a wide range of cases throughout his career make him well-suited to assist parties in a dispute see the benefits of resolution before trial and the potential costs and disadvantages to resolving disputes without mediation.  He can also help your clients understand the right time to take their case to trial.  
 
Sean also works with families in the adoption process.  He has helped families through the confusing and sometimes difficult process of adopting children. Adoption is an area of practice that he finds particularly rewarding and he has a personal understanding of the difficulties and benefits of adoption and works with families to understand the process.
 
 

Education:
Juris Doctor, University of Wyoming School of Law, 1998
Bachelor of Science, Political Science, University of Wyoming 1995

Professional Experience:
McKellar, Tiedeken & Scoggin, LLC, 2007-Present
Tiedeken & Scoggin, P.C., 2002-2007
Tiedeken Law Offices, 1998-2002
U.S. Senate, Congressional Intern, Alan K. Simpson, 1991

Professional Memberships:
Defense Lawyers Association of Wyoming  
Wyoming Bar Association
Laramie County Bar Association
Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association
American Quarter Horse Association
 
 
Decisions: 
Oldman v. State, 998 P.2d 957 (Wyo. 2000)
Robinson v. State, 64 P.3d 743, 2003 WY 32 (Wyo. 2003)
Eckenrod v. State, 67 P.3d 635, 2003 WY 51 (Wyo. 2003)
Simmons v. State, 72 P.3d 803, 2003 WY 84 (Wyo. 2003)
Seward v. State, 76 P.3d 805, 2003 WY 116 (Wyo. 2003)
Lopez v. Lopez, 116 P.3d 1098, 2005 WY 88 (Wyo. 2005)
Anastos v. General Chemical Soda Ash, 120 P.3d 658, 2005 WY 122 (Wyo. 2005)
Popick v. State ex rel. Wyoming Workers' Safety and Compensation Div., 118 P.3d 993, 2005 WY 110 (Wyo. 2005)
In re Worker's Compensation Claim of David, 151 P.3d 280, 2007 WY 22 (Wyo. 2007)
Wild v. Adrian, 155 P.3d 1036, 2007 WY 61 (Wyo. 2007)
In re Worker's Compensation Claim of Nagle, 190 P.3d 159, 2008 WY 99 (Wyo. 2008)
In re Worker's Compensation Claim of McCall-Presse, 247 P.3d 505, 2011 WY 34 (Wyo. 2011)
In re Worker's Compensation Claim of Torres, 253 P.3d 175, 2011 WY 93 (Wyo. 2011)
Dorman v. State ex rel. Wyoming Workers' Safety and Compensation Div., 281 P.3d 342, 2012 WY 94 (Wyo. 2012)
Ryenolds v. Bonar, 2013 WY 144 (Wyo. 2013)
Reynolds v. Moore et al., 2014 WY 20 (Wyo. 2014)
Wise v. Ludlow, 2015 WY 43, 346 P.3d 1 (Wyo. 2015)  
 

 

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