Christine A. Stickley

Senior Counsel

  • Office Contact Info
  • Biography

    Christine Stickley is a litigator in the Wyoming office of Gordon & Rees focusing her practice on the representation of businesses and individuals in civil litigation. Her diverse practice includes civil rights, complex commercial claims, torts and product liability, business, health care fraud, health care, copyright and trademark law, and compliance with complex state and federal regulations. Ms. Stickley assists clients through all aspects of litigation in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies.

    Her product liability experience includes the successful defense of a boiler heating system company against asbestos related claims. She also successfully represented an architect against claims they chose faulty/defective flooring products. Further, she defended a nonalcoholic beverage manufacturing company in Wyoming against claims the fumes plaintiff inhaled from the hot beverage caused occupational asthma.

    Ms. Stickley served in state government for more than a decade defending state employees and agencies in civil cases including civil rights, police misconduct, wrongful death, and employment issues. She also regularly advised government personnel on employment, contracts, policies, procedures, civil rights, administrative actions, promulgating rules, and drafting of legislation. Additionally, she served as the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Director for the State of Wyoming prosecuting civil and criminal health care fraud cases as well as Qui Tam actions. During that time, she was instrumental in drafting and testifying before legislative bodies on legislation that became the Wyoming Medicaid False Claims Act.

    Admissions

    Wyoming
    Colorado
    U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
    U.S. Supreme Court

    Memberships

    Wyoming Bar Association
    Colorado Bar Association
    Defense Lawyers Association of Wyoming
    Wyoming State Bar, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Chairperson, 2014- Present
    Wyoming State Bar, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, 2019- Present
    Executive Committee of the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units, Member, 2011-2013
    Governor Freudenthal’s State Agency Leadership Team, Member, 2010

  • Practice Areas
  • Representative Experience

    Decisions

    • Layland v. Stevens, 171 P.3d 1070 (Wyo. 2007)

    Appeals

    • Rocky Mt. Rogues, Inc. v. Town of Alpine, 375 F. App'x 887 (10th Cir. 2010)
    • Weigel v. Broad, 544 F.3d 1143 (10th Cir. 2008)
    • Cosco v. Abbott, 263 F. App'x 662 (10th Cir. 2008)
    • Pearson v. Weischedel, 349 F. App'x 343 (10th Cir. 2009)
    • Hust v. Wyoming, 372 F. App'x 708 (9th Cir. 2010)
  • Publications & Presentations
    • Presenter, Colorado Association of Legal Support Staff Board Meeting and Educational Conference, 2018
       
    • Presenter, Healthcare Financial Management Regional Conference, 2014
       
    • Presenter, United Council of Welfare Fraud Annual Training Conference, 2012
  • Education

    Education

    J.D., University of Wyoming College of Law, 2001

    B.S., Business Management, University of Wyoming, 1993

    • Outstanding Senior in Marketing and Management