James R. Salisbury

Born in San Diego, California, Jim grew up in Billings, Montana and Casper, Wyoming. After graduating from law school, Jim returned to Wyoming to start his legal career.  His education includes Juris Doctor, May 1996 from the University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, North Dakota; Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, May 1992, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Jim enjoys anything outdoors, hunting, golf and ice hockey.

Areas of Practice

  • Contracts
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Secured Transactions
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Construction Law
  • Employment Contracts — Employer
  • Employment Discrimination — Employer
  • Sexual Harassment — Employer
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Law
  • Insurance Subrogation
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Property & Casualty
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Complex Litigation
  • Federal Appellate Practice
  • Federal Claims Court
  • Federal Trial Practice
  • State Appellate Practice
  • State Trial Practice
  • Personal Injury — Plaintiff
  • Animal Bites — Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff
  • Premises Liability — Plaintiff
  • Property Damage — Plaintiff
  • Slip and Fall — Plaintiff
  • Wrongful Death — Plaintiff
  • Products Liability Law
  • Machinery & Tools
  • Motor Vehicle Defects
  • Real Estate Law
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Condemnation
  • Conveyancing
  • Eminent Domain
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Workers’ Compensation Law
  • Workers’ Compensation Appeals
  • Workers’ Compensation Defense

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Wyoming, 1996
  • Colorado, 2008
  • U.S. District Court District of Wyoming, 1996
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2002

Education

  • University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, North Dakota
    • J.D. – 1996
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Honors: Order of the Coif, 1996
    • Honors: Order of the Barristers, 1996
    • Law Review: University of North Dakota Law Review, 1995 – 1996
  • University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming
    • B.S. – 1992
    • Major: Computer Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Laramie County Bar Association, Member, 1996 – Present
  • Wyoming State Bar Association, Member, 1996 – Present
  • American Association of Justice
  • Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association
  • Colorado State Bar Association, 2008 – Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Riske & Arnold, P.C., Associate Attorney, 1999 – 2005
  • Riske & Salisbury, P.C., Partner, 2005 – 2006
  • Riske, Salisbury & Kelly, P.C, Partner, 2006 – 2012
  • Riske & Salisbury, P.C., Partner, 2012 – Present

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Delta Theta Phi

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