“Ours is the only system in the world where one person, through the use of the legal system and a lawyer, can hold a business, a corporation or a person accountable for harm they caused.”
Wyoming and Montana attorney Laurence Stinson focuses on doing a very small part of the law exceptionally well. An aggressive, conscientious fighter for his clients, Laurence has spent the majority of his career as a trial lawyer. He specializes in civil matters with a focus on personal injury, business, real estate and construction disputes. Laurence has more than twenty years of remarkable success as a personal injury attorney and is known by others for his impressive command of injury medicine and examination of doctors. He believes the law is a rewarding way to make a positive difference in the lives of people in his community.
Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Laurence graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1991 with a degree in philosophy. He worked as a ski guide and in the Alaska fishing industry. He then attended the University of Montana School of Law and received his Juris Doctorate in 1995. After passing the bar exam in Wyoming and Montana, Laurence began his career as an insurance defense lawyer. Working for insurance companies was not in the cards for Laurence and he shifted to handling Plaintiff’s cases with a focus on injury and consumer fraud cases. Over the years Laurence has also handled many construction and real estate dispute cases and several medical-practice matters for physicians.
Laurence has served on the board and executive board of the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association. He has taught continuing education classes for trial lawyers, realtors, and human resource professionals. In 1998, Laurence was appointed by the state supreme court to the Permanent Rules Committee – Civil Division and served for over fifteen years. Laurence also served on the State Bar’s Fee Dispute Committee for five years. He presently serves on the board of the Stinson Foundation for Safety – a community safety organization started by Laurence Stinson and Scott Stinson. He also serves on the board of a multi-unit automotive franchise company where he guides business development.
While proud of his career as a lawyer, he is most proud of his children and the amazing way they have grown into young adults. The entire family are avid mountain bikers, rock climbers, and snowboarders.