Hathaway & Kunz, LLP was founded in 1975 by former two-term Wyoming Governor and U.S. Secretary of Interior, Stanley K. Hathaway, along with Brent R. Kunz, who had worked as Counsel for U.S. Senator Clifford P. Hansen and as Special Assistant to Secretary Hathaway in Washington, D.C. Since that time, Hathaway & Kunz has grown to become a prominent and well-respected law firm, serving the entire State of Wyoming—businesses and individuals alike—and practicing in all state and federal courts and before all state government agencies.
The Services We Provide
Hathaway & Kunz offers an array of legal services. The broad experience of our firm’s attorneys guarantees our clients benefit from counsel on virtually any legal matter. We have developed specialized talent within many practice areas in order to serve needs effectively and thoroughly.
Although litigation is a significant part of our practice, our clients come to us for a wide range of litigation, transactional, regulatory and planning needs. We practice regularly in a number of specialized areas of the law such as banking and commercial law, public finance, employment, products liability, personal injury, corporate law, environmental and regulatory affairs, to name a few. With our office in Cheyenne, the firm is also very active in legislative affairs, lobbying and governmental relations.
Check out our Practice Areas page to find more detailed information on our diverse services and the experienced attorneys who provide them at our firm.
The Hathaway & Kunz Philosophy
Our practice is built upon a simple, yet very successful, philosophy: The single most important element of our work is what it gains for our clients, whether it is a well-facilitated business acquisition, a secure financial future following a catastrophic event, or something more. We have built our firm around the needs of our clients: Our lasting relationships with our clients attest to their satisfaction with our services. We strive to understand our clients and to find cost-effective solutions to their legal problems.
Over the years, the legal landscape in America has changed significantly. However, one essential thing remains the same: Achieving the best results still requires deep experience, sound judgment and an ability to provide quality legal services at a fair cost. We understand the importance of thorough preparation and the need to keep up-to-date about new developments and current trends in the law in order to provide our clients with sound advice and the most favorable results.
The Legacy of Stanley K. Hathaway and Brent R. Kunz
Hathaway & Kunz, LLP, was founded in 1975 by Stanley K. Hathaway and Brent R. Kunz—the former, a two-term Wyoming Governor and U.S. Secretary of Interior, and the latter, a Counsel for U.S. Senator Clifford P. Hansen and Special Assistant to Secretary Hathaway in Washington, D.C.
Throughout their careers, both gentlemen worked tirelessly to protect Wyoming’s natural resources and economy. It’s with great honor that we carry on their legacy today, fighting with an unflagging spirit and devotion for Wyoming’s ordinary people and the businesses that support our state’s economic well-being.
“Stay the course.”
– Brent R. Kunz
An avid outdoorsman, Brent R. Kunz spent the majority of his successful and distinguished legal career protecting and advocating for Wyoming’s public lands.
During his time as an attorney at the Department of Interior in Washington, D.C., Brent was approached by U.S. Sen. Clifford P. Hansen to work as legal counsel for the Interior and Insular Affairs Committee (now known as the Natural Resource Committee). Later, Brent had the privilege and opportunity to work with Stanley Hathaway (then serving as Secretary of the Interior) during his confirmation hearings.
Throughout his life, Brent was often sought out for his wisdom and incredible knowledge. In addition to his love for family, friends, and the great outdoors, Brent is remembered for his genuine character, kind words and integrity.
“We come to a good place and we hope we can leave it a better place.”
– Stanley K. Hathaway
One of the most beloved public figures in our state’s history, Stanley K. Hathaway was a man of principle and courage who battled for the people and land of Wyoming.
Gov. Hathaway’s profound influence on Wyoming’s past and future cannot be overstated. Following his death in 2005, the two-time governor and former Secretary of the Interior was memorialized by the Wyoming legislature as “one of Wyoming’s greatest natural resources”—a fitting tribute for a humble man who selflessly and tirelessly committed his life to bolstering and protecting Wyoming’s natural resources and economy.