CHEYENNE - The Wyoming State Bar is pleased to announce that C. John Cotton, a Gillette attorney, has been elected President of its organization.
The 2012/2013 Election of Officers was held according to the Bylaws of the Wyoming State Bar. The results of the election were announced last week in Jackson, Wyoming, at the Bar’s Annual Business Meeting.
Cotton succeeds Eric Jones of Wheatland, Wyoming.
Cotton is a Wyoming native, born in Sheridan, and raised on ranches in Wyoming and Montana. John obtained a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business with a Minor in Agricultural Economics from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. He then returned to Wyoming to attend the University of Wyoming College of Law, graduating in 1983. After graduation, Cotton worked as a law clerk, initially for Judges Alan B. Johnson and Judge Joseph F. Maier in the First Judicial District Court in Cheyenne, and then for Judge Alan B. Johnson in Federal District Court. After his clerkship, he worked with Brown & Drew in Casper before moving to Gillette, where he has practiced law for over 17 years. Cotton has served two terms as Bar Commissioner from the Sixth Judicial District. He is past president of the Campbell County Bar Association, the Gillette Energy Rotary Club, and Northeast Wyoming Respite. Cotton has also had long time involvement with the Boy Scouts of America and is the recipient of the Silver Beaver Award, one of the highest service awards offered by the organization.