With over three decades of experience at Hathaway & Kunz, Mr. Thompson focuses his practice primarily in the areas of public finance, commercial lending transactions, contracts, corporate law, and real estate. A passionate supporter of youth sports organizations in Cheyenne, Mr. Thompson has an impressive record of professional leadership in his community.

Mr. Thompson attributes much of the success of his career to the mentorship of former governor and founder of the firm, Stanley K. Hathaway, who instilled in him a commitment to exceptional communication, strong client relationships, and principled judgment. Mr. Thompson’s approach to legal counsel emphasizes investing significant time in listening deeply to clients in order to gain an understanding of their particular needs, and using his talent for creative problem-solving to find a satisfying solution.

Though much of his work is transactional in nature, Mr. Thompson also has substantial experience in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels. He is licensed to practice before all state and federal courts in the State of Wyoming, as well as the United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Thompson is listed as bond counsel in the Bond Buyers’ Municipal Marketplace Directory (the “Red Book”). He is also a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Thompson has been named as a Super Lawyer in the Rocky Mountain Region in the field of Banking Law and a Best Lawyer by U.S. News and World Report.



  • Public finance
  • Secured lending transactions
  • Opinion letters
  • Banking and financial institutions
  • Commercial collections and liens
  • Creditor’s rights
  • Contracts
  • Corporate law
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Real estate
  • Commercial mortgage foreclosures
  • Commercial litigation
  • Regulated utilities
  • Collection Agency – Resident Manager Services

Community Leadership

  •  Director, Cheyenne Kiwanis Club, 1996–1998
  • Chairman of Laws and Regulations Committee, Cheyenne Kiwanis Club, 1992–2000
  • Committee Member, Military Affairs, Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce, 1995–Present
  • Executive Board Member, Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce, 2000–2002
  • Director, University of Wyoming Cowboy Joe Club, 2000–2008
  • Director and President, Cheyenne Country Club, 1996–2004
  • Founding Director and President, Wyoming Youth Baseball Foundation, 2006–Present
  • Director, Cheyenne Competitive Baseball Association, 2007–2013
  • Director, Cheyenne Junior League Baseball, 2008–Present

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Wyoming Bar Association
  • Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association
  • Laramie County Bar Association
  • Wyoming Collection Agency Board Licensed Resident Manager


  • B.S., University of Wyoming, 1979
  • J.D., University of Wyoming, 1982

Bar Admissions

  • Wyoming
  • Hawaii

Court Admissions

  • Wyoming Supreme Court
  • U.S. District of Wyoming
  • U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court