Governor Appoints New Justice to the Wyoming Supreme Court

Governor Matt Mead has appointed Catherine (Kate) M. Fox as the newest member of the Wyoming Supreme Court. Fox replaces the Honorable Barton R. Voigt, who has been on the Supreme Court since 2001 and served as Chief Justice from July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2010.

Fox is currently a partner at Davis & Cannon in Cheyenne. She has had extensive private practice experience involving litigation, employment law and natural resource law. Before joining Davis & Cannon she was a law clerk for Federal District Court Judge Clarence Brimmer. Fox graduated at the top of her class at the University of Wyoming College of Law. She has also worked on her family’s dude ranch near Dubois.

“This was an extremely difficult decision to make. All three of the candidates are well qualified to serve on the Supreme Court and they all had outstanding interviews. I thank the Judicial Nominating Commission for sending me such strong lawyers to consider for this position. In the end, I had to make a choice, and I believe Kate will do an extraordinary job. She has varied experience, representing large companies, government entities and individuals. She has also done pro bono work supporting a Wyoming adoption group,” Governor Mead said. “Her keen mind and appreciation for the Wyoming and U.S. Constitutions will be great assets for our state.”

“I am honored to join the Wyoming Supreme Court and to have the support of Governor Mead and the Judicial Nominating Commission,” Fox said. “Since starting law school I have felt right at home with the law. I have a great affinity for it as well as for justice. I enjoy the challenge of reading cases and synthesizing the law, the facts and legal theory, and I am eager to sit on the bench with our accomplished Justices.”

Fox will be the second woman to serve on the Wyoming Supreme Court.