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For nearly 29 years, Jeff has served as lead counsel in a broad range of complex civil litigation throughout the state, including medical malpractice, products liability, oil field accidents, personal injury, oil & gas and other commercial disputes. He has become one of the State's leading litigators and trial attorneys and has tried many cases to successful verdicts in both State District Court and Federal District Court. He also has handled many appeals as principal appellate counsel. Jeff believes that thorough preparation and uncompromising integrity are the keys to success as an advocate. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a distinction given to less than one percent of attorneys in their respective states. He is a member, also by invitation only, of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, where he serves as the State Delegate, and the International Association of Defense Counsel. He holds a Martindale-Hubbell "av" rating - the highest level attainable –and is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Mountain States Super Lawyers.

After serving in the United States Navy, Jeff returned to his native Wyoming and graduated from The University of Wyoming College of Law in 1984. While in law school, he was invited to write for the Law Review which published two of his legal writings. His years of intelligence work in the Navy and as a private investigator for law firms before and during law school helped prepare him for his chosen field of law – litigation. With nearly 27 years experience, he has litigated a wide variety of disputes including medical malpractice, personal injury, products liability, oil and gas, commercial, and construction cases. Jeff has served as lead trial counsel in many jury trials in state and federal courts throughout Wyoming and has been the principal appellate lawyer on numerous appeals. Jeff strives for excellence as a well-prepared and effective advocate for his clients.

He is active in his church and has served his community in various capacities including on the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce, President of the Board of Directors of the United Way, and Campaign Chairman for the United Way. Jeff and his wife, Bennie, who also is his Certified Legal Assistant, have five children and 9 grandchildren.

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JEFFREY C. BRINKERHOFF, (AV), born Lovell, Wyoming, February 26, 1948; admitted to bar, 1984, Wyoming. Education: University of Wyoming (J.D., 1984). Law Review, 1982-1984. Professional Recognitions: Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers; The Best Lawyers in America (Personal Injury Litigation); Chambers USA; America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2004-2009 Editions (Litigation); Mountain States Super Lawyers. Member: American College of Trial Lawyers; Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel; International Association of Defense Counsel; Defense Research Institute; Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association; J. Reuben Clark Law Society; Wyoming State Bar. Author: Case Note, "Hypnotically Refreshed Testimony: The Standard of Admissibility in Wyoming—Anything Goes?" XVIII Land and Water Law Review 225 (1983); Comment, "The Discretion Vested in the District Attorney by Section 14-6-203(c) of the Wyoming Statutes Unconstitutional and Violative of the Proper Role of a Prosecutor?" XIX Land and Water Law Review 187 (1984). REPORTED CASES: Eastridge Development Co. v. Halpert Associates, Inc., 853 F.2d 772 (10th Cir. 1988), Jacobson v. Cobbs, 160 P.3d 654 (Wyo. 2007); Smyth v. Kaufman, 67 P.3d 1161 (Wyo 2003), Errington v. Zolessi, 9 P.3d 966 (Wyo. 2000); Winterholler v. Zolessi, 989 P.2d 621 (Wyo. 1999); McGhee v. Rork, 978 P.2d 577 (Wyo. 1999); Campbell ex rel. Campbell v. Studer, Inc., 970 P.2d 389 (Wyo. 1998); Northern Utilities v. Evansville, 822 P.2d 829 (Wyo. 1991); Northwinds of Wyoming, Inc. v. Phillips Petroleum Co., 779 P.2d 753 (Wyo. 1989); Bettencourt v. Pride Well Service, Inc., 735 P.2d 722 (Wyo. 1987); Metzger v. Kalke, 709 P.2d 414 (Wyo. 1985). PRACTICE AREAS: Complex Civil Litigation; Personal Injury, Products Liability, and the defense of Medical Malpractice.