Ryan A. Semerad, Esq. is a trial attorney who handles criminal and civil matters for clients across Wyoming and elsewhere.
Mr. Semerad is a graduate of Union College (NY) and the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He began his legal career at Jones Day in Cleveland, Ohio where he represented businesses in complex commercial cases. Mr. Semerad then clerked for the Honorable Michael P. Gibbons of the Nevada Court of Appeals in Las Vegas, Nevada. After completing his clerkship, Mr. Semerad joined Holland & Hart LLP’s commercial litigation group.
Mr. Semerad is an active member of the bar in Wyoming. Mr. Semerad is admitted to the bar, but inactive in Ohio and Nevada. Mr. Semerad is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Districts of Nevada and Wyoming, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Mr. Semerad lives in Casper, Wyoming, with his wife, his son, and his dog.
Recent case decisions:
State of Wyoming v. Phillip G. Yeomans, April 2022 (2nd Judicial District, Circuit Court, Wyoming) (client found not guilty of two claims of trespassing after three-day jury trial)
Schneider v. State of Wyoming, 2022 WY 31, 505 P.3d 591 (Wyo. 2022) (holding that W.S. 31-5-233(f)(v) requires a court to hold a hearing for an otherwise qualified applicant seeking removal of an ignition interlock device)
State of Wyoming v. S.G., December 2021 (8th Judicial District Court, Wyoming) (client found not guilty of two claims of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree after three-day jury trial)
State of Wyoming v. M.T., August 2021 (8th Judicial District, Circuit Court, Wyoming) (following the State’s presentation of evidence during a jury trial, court granted motion for judgment of acquittal on one count of endangering children)
State of Wyoming v. K.M., April 2021 (5th Judicial District, Circuit Court, Wyoming) (following the State’s presentation of evidence during a bench trial, court granted motion for judgment of acquittal on one count of driving under the influence of alcohol with BAC higher than 0.08% (2nd offense))
Chur v. Eighth Judicial Dist. Court of Nevada, 136 Nev. ___, 458 P.3d 336 (Nev. 2020) (holding that allegations of gross negligence are insufficient to state a claim against corporate directors or officers because N.R.S. 78.138(7)(b) requires a claimant to show the director or officer had knowledge that the alleged conduct was wrongful)
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