The Attorneys General
Peter K. Michael
Wyoming Attorney General
Appointed: July 2013
Mr. Michael grew up in Media, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Yale University in 1978 with a BA in American History and immediately moved to Jackson, Wyoming, where he worked as a construction laborer, cook, and fishing guide. He graduated from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 1985 with honors and was managing editor of the Land & Water Law Review. He was a Law Clerk for Justice G. Joseph Cardine of the Wyoming Supreme Court in 1986. Mr. Michael spent 20 years, from 1986-2006, in private law practice, primarily civil litigation, in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He joined the Wyoming Attorney Generalís Office in 2006 as a Senior Assistant Attorney General supervising the water law section of the Natural Resources Division. Attorney General Greg Phillips appointed him Chief Deputy Attorney General effective May 1, 2011. When General Phillips joined the bench of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Governor Mead appointed Mr. Michael as interim Attorney General.
Mr. Michael is chairman of the Wyoming State Barís Character and Fitness Committee. He is counsel of record in Montana v. Wyoming in the United States Supreme Court, filed by Montana in early 2007.
Mr. Michael and his wife, Lucinda Schmid, have two grown sons.