Featuring: Patrick Dixon & Mel Orchard
1 hour Ethics
About Your Speakers
Patrick Dixon: A 1976 graduate of the University of Wyoming College of Law, Mr. Dixon has specialized in personal injury, malpractice, construction, products liability, commercial and appellate litigation for 30 years. Mr. Dixon is Martindale-Hubbell “AV Peer Review” rated. He is a former commissioner of the Wyoming State Bar Association and current Bar representative on the Commission on Judicial Conduct and Ethics. He has defended actions for numerous insurance clients over the years, including Chubb, Mid-Continent, Gulf/Northland Insurance, The Doctor’s Company, St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co., Transamerica Insurance Group, Scottsdale Insurance, National Farmers Union, Farm Bureau Insurance, Reliance Insurance, Fireman’s Fund, South American Insurance and First American Title Insurance.
Mel Orchard received his undergraduate finance degree from Washington State University in 1988 and his J.D. from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 1992, where he also served as student body president. After clerking with the 9th Judicial District Court, Mel spent over 10 years specializing in civil trial litigation. He joined the Spence Firm in 2005 and is a partner in the firm, focusing his practice on truck and auto collisions, product liability, insurance company bad faith, commercial/contract, medical malpractice, civil rights and drug litigation. Mel is a board member and past president of the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association and a current Governor to the American Association of Justice, where he also earned “advocate” status. Mel is a frequent speaker for numerous groups and volunteers with organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Community Learning Center and Lawyers and Advocates for Wyoming (LAW).