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Governor Appoints New District Court Judge for the Second Judicial District

posted Oct 28, 2016, 11:13 AM by   [ updated Oct 28, 2016, 11:14 AM ]

October 28, 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead has appointed Tori R. A. Kricken to be District Court Judge for the Second Judicial District in Albany County. Kricken fills the vacancy occurring with Judge Jeffrey Donnell’s retirement effective January 2, 2017.

Kricken has served many years, including currently, as staff attorney for the Second Judicial District. She has also worked in private practice in Laramie, as a hearing examiner for the Office of Administrative Hearings in Cheyenne, and as a law clerk for the Second Judicial District. For well over a decade, she has served as District Court Commissioner, Circuit Court Magistrate, and DUI/Drug Court Judge – all in the Second Judicial District. Since 2014, she has served as a Municipal Court Magistrate in Laramie.

“Tori is deeply committed to Laramie and to her family. She has brilliance in the law and has earned respect for her community commitment, legal acumen, and work ethic,” said Governor Mead. “I have no doubt Tori will continue to work hard and serve the people of Albany County well.”

Kricken received her law degree, as well as a bachelor’s degree in business administration, from the University of Wyoming, earning both degrees with highest honors. She has taught as a visiting or adjunct professor at the UW College of Law for the past 12 years. She has authored numerous published law articles and served on rules and other committees of the Wyoming State Bar. She has held leadership positions in the Indian Paintbrush Elementary School PTA and on The Open School Board of Directors for a number of years.

“I am honored and humbled by Governor Mead’s decision to appoint me to the District Court in Laramie. I am dedicated to upholding the honor and integrity of the Court and to serving the citizens of Albany County and the State of Wyoming,” said Kricken.