Clyde Hutchins graduated from the University of Wyoming, College of Law in 2001. After law school he served as a law clerk for the First Judicial District Court in Laramie County, Wyoming. He then worked at the Cheyenne, Wyoming law firm of Speight, McCue & Associates, P.C. At that firm, he was involved in civil litigation in both state and federal courts. He also provided legal advice and support to many Wyoming businesses on a broad range of matters. Mr. Hutchins relocated to Anchorage, Alaska in 2007 to take a position with the law firm of Wohlforth, Brecht, Cartledge & Brooking, P.C. At that firm, he was engaged in civil litigation in both state and federal courts in Alaska. He participated in the first trial regarding the amount of property tax owed on the multi-billion dollar Trans-Alaska Pipeline System. Mr. Hutchins assisted and represented municipalities on various matters, ranging from contract issues, taxes, and employment matters to bid disputes and litigation. Mr. Hutchins also provided counsel to businesses regarding compliance with securities laws and advised on various private and public offerings. He became a bond lawyer and worked on municipal financing matters, culminating with a combined $75 million bond closing for multiple municipalities. Mr. Hutchins returned to Wyoming in 2011, taking a position with the Attorney General’s Office in tobacco enforcement, antitrust, and consumer protection matters. He also provides support to the Department of Health.
Melissa R. Theriault
Ms. Theriault works in the Consumer Protection Unit. She received her B.F.A. with honors from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois, and obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of Wyoming College of Law. Upon graduating from law school in 2007, she began working for Hirst Applegate, LLP, as a civil defense litigator where she worked on complex civil lawsuits. In 2013, Ms. Theriault left private practice to join the Consumer Protection Unit. Ms. Theriault also co-authored "The New Face of Identity Theft: As Technology Becomes More Advanced, so do the Traps" published in the June 2012 edition of Wyoming Lawyer.
Lesley has worked for the Wyoming Attorney General in the Consumer Protection and Tobacco Settlement Unit since 2007. Ms. Osen answers calls from citizens regarding protection issues. She also travels the state speaking to senior groups about consumer issues that directly affect and even specifically target seniors. In addition, Ms. Osen maintains the database for all tobacco manufacturers and wholesalers certified in Wyoming, and maintains all information on the Tobacco Settlement Unit website. Ms. Osen is a Wyoming native and resides in Cheyenne. She volunteers with Special Friends, a Cheyenne based mentoring program and the National MS Society.