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Barbe Appointed to Wyoming State Bar Board of Commissioners

CHEYENNE - The Wyoming State Bar is pleased to announce that J. Kenneth Barbe, an attorney from Casper, has been appointed to serve as commissioner of the Wyoming State Bar to represent the Seventh Judicial District, which consists of Natrona County. Barbe will complete the term of John R. Robinson who recently relocated to Jackson and no longer resides in the Seventh Judicial District.

Barbe graduated from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 1983 and joined the law firm then known as Brown, Drew, Apostolos, Massey & Sullivan in Casper, Wyoming. He remained with Brown, Drew through its various iterations until January 2012 when he joined the firm of Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley, P.C. in its Casper office. Barbe’s law practice is focused primarily in the areas of business transactions and estate planning. He is listed as a Mountain States Super Lawyer and selected as a Best Lawyer in America in the specialties of Corporate Law, Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions, and Mergers & Acquisitions Law. Barbe is also recognized by Chambers USA in Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions and Real Estate.

Barbe is a past president of the Natrona County Bar Association and former member of the Board of Law Examiners. He says he is looking forward to serving the Wyoming State Bar, and particularly the members of the Seventh Judicial District, as a bar commissioner.

The Wyoming State Bar Board of Officers and Commissioners shall have general charge of the affairs and activities of the Wyoming State Bar. The Board shall make appropriations, authorize disbursements, and/or periodically monitor and ratify proper disbursements reviewed, approved and authorized by the executive director from the funds of the Wyoming State Bar in payment of the necessary expenses of the Wyoming State Bar, its officers, commissioners and committees; engage and define the duties of salaried employees and fix their compensation; receive, consider and take action on reports and recommendations submitted by committees and the assembly of members of the Wyoming State Bar at any annual or special meeting; adopt policies and procedures consistent with the by-laws for the orderly administration of the Wyoming State Bar’s affairs and activities. Each commissioner shall annually hold a State Bar district meeting within sixty (60) days prior to the date of the annual meeting and shall regularly inform constituents regarding Wyoming State Bar matters. This list of duties is a partial list. For a full list, please refer to Article III, Section 4 of the Bylaws of the Wyoming State Bar.