Our Attorneys

jackson wyoming lawyer practicing criminal defense and employment law

Lauretta Y. Welch

Licensed in Wyoming & Idaho

Lauretta became a Wyoming lawyer and started practicing law in Jackson in 2008. Since then, she has successfully represented clients in both civil and criminal cases throughout the state. She spent years as a prosecutor, gaining invaluable courtroom and trial experience and she now uses this expertise to provide excellent client service and results. She has developed an extensive civil practice with a focus on business and employment law. Her litigation experience in these areas allows her to assess the needs of each client and assist in developing sound legal strategies. Overall, she is a responsive attorney dedicated to evaluating goals and ensuring long-term success for every client.


  • State of Wyoming, 2008
  • ​United States District Court of Wyoming, 2008
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, 2019
  • State of Idaho, 2020
  • United States District Court of Idaho, 2020


  • Georgia Southern University, B.A. English 2005
  • ​Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, J.D. 2008
  • University of Wyoming, M.B.A. 2022

  Employment Law | Business Law |  Civil Litigation | Criminal Defense

Employment Law

We represent both employers and employees in employment law matters across Wyoming. In addition to advising clients regarding employment rights and responsibilities, we assist in developing and implementing employee handbooks, contracts, and other policies.

Representing Employees and Employers
Employee Handbooks, Personnel Policies, Background Checks
Employment Contracts including Non-Compete and Non-Disclosure Agreements
Professional Licensing
Federal Employment Law

Business Law

We want to see Wyoming businesses, large and small, thrive. Since each business is different,  we are dedicated to providing individualized service and developing long-term strategies to meet each business client’s needs.

Business Formation

Contract Drafting 

Contract Review
Business Planning

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Civil Litigation

With our substantial courtroom experience, we can evaluate and successfully litigate your civil case.

Personal Injury
Product Liability
Breach of Contract

Criminal Defense

We have extensive experience defending criminal cases in Wyoming. Using this knowledge, we analyze the facts, review all options, and advise on the best course of action in any type of criminal case. We provide the aggressive defense needed to achieve a favorable result.

White Collar Crime
DUI Defense
Drug Offenses
Probation Violations
Juvenile Delinquency

Professional and Community

  • Wyoming State Bar Association
  • Teton County Bar Association
  • Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association
  • Wyoming State Bar Juvenile Jury Instruction Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • Leadership Wyoming, Class of 2014    https://leadershipwyoming.org/​
  • Leadership Wyoming, Alumni Committee Member
  • Soroptimist International of Sublette County, Charter President of Board of Directors
  • Sublette County SAFV Task Force, former Secretary of Board of Directors

Jackson Wyoming Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Lawyer

Identifying client needs. Formulating solutions.