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Supervising Attorney General 

James Michael Causey 
James Michael "Mike" Causey came to Wyoming from South Carolina to attend law and graduate school at the University of Wyoming. After graduation in 2002, he began his legal career with the Wyoming Legislative Service Office. He joined the Criminal Division of the Wyoming Attorney General's Office in 2004 and became supervisor of the Employment/Contracts Section of the Tort Litigation Division in 2008. In late 2011, Mike returned to the Criminal Division as supervisor of the Post-Appellate Relief Section, which handles all post-conviction and habeas corpus cases in the state and federal courts and represents the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the Wyoming Department of Corrections, and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation. Mike regularly teaches at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy and also prosecutes felony and misdemeanor cases around the state.

Christyne Martens
Christyne Martens was born and raised in central Minnesota and earned her B.A. in Sociology, summa cum laude, from St. Cloud State University. She received her Juris Doctorate Degree, with honors, from the University of Wyoming College of Law and was selected into the Order of the Coif. Before coming to the Attorney General's Office, she was a prosecutor in Northwestern Iowa. In the Criminal Division, Ms. Martens has worked in both the appellate section and post-appellate relief section. This means that she has briefed and argued direct criminal appeals before the Wyoming Supreme Court, litigated various forms of post-appellate challenges to criminal convictions in the state and federal courts, litigated civil asset forfeitures, advised criminal justice agency clients, and provided a variety of trainings to prosecutors and law enforcement officers. Of note, she presented at the Association of Paroling Authorities International’s annual training conference regarding recent changes to juvenile sentencing law. In the fall of 2014, she was the first member of the Attorney General’s Office to serve as a National Association of Attorneys General Supreme Court Fellow in Washington D.C. After returning from Washington D.C., she served as lead counsel in the successful felony prosecution of a Wyoming prosecutor for the misuse of county funds. She has also been invited to guest lecture at the University of Wyoming College of Law. Ms. Martens now serves as the appellate section supervisor.


Senior Assistant Attorney General

John Brodie
John is a Wyoming native who earned his bachelor's degree from Montana State University in 2004, before moving to Washington, DC, to work for U.S. Senator Craig Thomas, and then his successor, U.S. Senator John Barrasso. In 2008, John returned to Wyoming, graduating from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 2011 and entering private practice in Jackson, Wyoming. In 2013, John came to the Attorney General's Office where he provided professional legal representation to the Department of Workforce Services and other state entities. He currently is assigned to the Criminal Division where he handles post-conviction issues, the sex offender registry, forfeitures, and the Division of Criminal Investigation.  


Assistant Attorney General

Katie Adams
Katie Adams was born and raised in San Diego, California. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, with honors, from the University of California, Davis in 2008 and her Juris Doctorate, summa cum laude, from California Western School of Law in 2013. She began her legal career in the United States Department of Justice Attorney General's Honors Program, serving as a Judicial Law Clerk/Attorney Advisor at the East Mesa Immigration Court from 2013 to 2015. In late 2015, Katie joined the Criminal Division of the Wyoming Attorney General's Office, assigned to the Post-Appellate Relief Section.

Benjamin Fischer
Benjamin Fischer was born in Denver, Colorado. He received a B.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College in 2008, a M.A. in Philosophy from Georgia State University in 2011, and a J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2014. While in law school, Benjamin served as a Senior Article Editor for the New York University Journal of Law and Liberty. After law school, he clerked for Justice Allison H. Eid of the Colorado Supreme Court, and Judge Andrew Kleinfeld of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Benjamin joined the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office in September 2016, and is currently assigned to the appellate section of the Criminal Division.

Caitlin Harper
Caitlin Harper was born and raised in Cape May, New Jersey. After obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wyoming, she went on to receive her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wyoming College of Law. During law school, Caitlin interned for Justice William U. Hill of the Wyoming Supreme Court. She joined the Attorney General's Office immediately upon graduation and has thoroughly enjoyed writing criminal briefs and arguing direct appeals before the Wyoming Supreme Court. Caitlin occasionally litigates post-appellate challenges to criminal convictions in state court and recently co-authored an amicus curiae brief to the United States Supreme Court on behalf of the State of Wyoming and eighteen other states. In addition to her appellate duties, Caitlin represents the Court Security Commission.

Sam Williams
Sam is a life-long Wyoming native. He received his bachelor’s degree in English, with a minor in Philosophy, from the University of Wyoming. Sam attended the University of Wyoming College of Law where he graduated, with honor, in May 2016. He was inducted into the Order of the Coif in April 2017. While in law school he served as both a staff member and elected Student Editor for the Wyoming Law Review. He also worked in the International Human Rights Clinic and the Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources Clinic. He spent his first year of practice as the law clerk for the Honorable Judge Daniel Forgey in Casper, Wyoming. He is assigned to the appellate section of the Criminal Division.

                                                                      

Paralegal
Sheri Briggs
(307) 777-7977
sheri.briggs@wyo.gov