Philip Nicholas started Nicholas Law Offices in 1992. The firm's principal client, Mountain Cement Company had suffered a huge loss when its newly installed blend tank silo collapsed shortly after installation. Over the course of the next three years, Nicholas Law Offices prosecuted negligence and product liability claims against third parties including steel suppliers. The firm won a $6.49 million dollar jury verdict on behalf of Mountain Cement Company against a large national steel company; that judgment continues to stand as the largest verdict in Albany County, Wyoming.
Over the years, our firm has grown and continues to grow. Our offices are comprised of four partners, including Philip Nicholas, Jason Tangeman, Julie Edwards, and Mitch Edwards, associates Stefanie M. Milam and Kyle Barrett, and Robert H. Leonard, Of Counsel. Although we continue to represent Mountain Cement Company, our client base has grown to thousands of clients. Our practice includes representation in areas of general civil litigation, appellate advocacy, corporate and commercial law, federal and state taxation, probate law and estate planning including estate planning for high net worth clients, governmental law, administrative law, real property, criminal law, and natural resources law.
Our firm is located in Laramie, Wyoming in the historic Charles E. Blair House, a large, beautiful Victorian home located on the corner of 5th and Fremont Streets. The Blair House was built in 1912 and is recorded on the Wyoming Historic Preservation list.
Martindale-Hubbell has rated us as an "AV®" rated firm, which is the highest ranking a law firm can attain.