Excellence In Problem Solving
For A Changing World
The Law Offices of Gayla K. Austin prides itself on being a statewide law firm that offers both virtual and in-person legal services in trust administration, employment, real property, and business organizations. Though Ms. Austin is based in Cheyenne, she works with clients all over the state of Wyoming, including Laramie, Casper, Sheridan, Gillette, Cody, Powell, Wheatland, Rawlins, and more. She understands the stress and uncertainty that may accompany legal proceedings. Because of that, she offers her services in person, via telephone, and through video conferencing and other digital methods. This helps her reach clients in more remote areas who need her services without adding the burden of travel to either party.
Ms. Austin is a Wyoming native who has also resided on the west coast, where she practiced in an AV-rated firm for 20 years before returning to Cheyenne. Since then, she has practiced law in Wyoming for an additional 10 years, and has a deep working knowledge of the state and the people in it. A former banking officer and corporate trustee, Ms. Austin’s experience helps her guide clients through trust administration, employer and employment law, and other legal processes. Competence and integrity are of foremost importance to Ms. Austin and it is her mission to ensure her clients have an excellent experience at her offices.
The rules of evidence (FRE 704) allow opinion testimony in civil cases, whether lay or expert, to embrace the ultimate issue in a case. (See Westfield Ins. Co. v. JCPenney 466 F. Supp. 2d 1086, 2006 (W.D. Wis). But it is discretionary and there are limits. For...read more
In a case addressing acquisition of a proper tax title and redemption, the Wyoming Supreme Court concluded it would adhere to strict compliance with the purpose of the notice of tax sale because notice is to bring the person entitled to redeem knowledge that the land...read more
On May 1, 2018, a Wyoming Supreme Court case addressed the duty of care of a member of a limited liability company, and the test to be used to determine whether a business opportunity was improperly obtained by one of its fiduciaries. The Court found that a member of...read more