Loyd E. Smith

  • Location:
    • Cheyenne Office
  • Contact:
    • Email
    • Phone: 307-634-7500
    • Fax: 307-638-7882

Loyd E. Smith joined the Cheyenne office of Murane & Bostwick in September, 1996. Prior to joining Murane & Bostwick, Mr. Smith practiced with a local Cheyenne firm from 1989 to 1996. After graduating from the University of Wyoming College of Law with honors in 1987, Mr. Smith first served as a general assignment law clerk for the Wyoming Supreme Court and thereafter as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard J. Macy, Justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court.

Mr. Smith is admitted to practice in both Wyoming and Colorado. His litigation practice is concentrated in the areas of personal injury defense, trucking litigation, insurance coverage and bad faith, employment litigation, civil rights law and environmental law. Mr. Smith’s practice also includes environmental, business, corporate, construction litigation and real estate law. Mr. Smith has represented litigants in trials in both state and federal courts and has handled appeals to the Wyoming Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Mr. Smith’s reported decisions include:

Beaulieu v. Florquist, 86 P.3d 863 (Wyo. 2004)
Hoecher v. Runyan, 21 P.3d 339 (Wyo. 2001)
Meyer v. Conlon and National Farmers Union Property and Casualty, 162 F.3d 1264 (10th Cir. 1998);
Progressive Casualty Insurance Company v. Brown’s Crew Car of Wyoming, Inc., 27 F.Supp.2d 1288 (D. Wyo. 1998)
Marshall v. Chicago and NorthwesternTransportation Co., 31 F.2d 1028 (10th Cir. 1994).
Zeimens v. City of Torrington, 280 P.3d 1181 (Wyo. 2012)


Wyoming Supreme Court and all Wyoming State Courts
Colorado Supreme Court and all Colorado State Courts
U. S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
U. S. District Court for the District of Wyoming
U. S. District Court for the District of Colorado
U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Districts of Wyoming and Colorado

Professional Organizations

  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Litigation Section
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • Wyoming State Bar
  • Laramie County Bar Association
  • ALFA International
  • Inns of Court

Lectures & Seminars

Mr. Smith has lectured or presented at seminars for the Defense Lawyers Association of Wyoming, Wyoming Licensed Insurance Adjusters and various business and employer groups on topics ranging from insurance practices to workers’ compensation.


  • Legal:
    • J.D. with Honor, University of Wyoming, Laramie Wyoming (1987)
  • Honors:
    • Order of the Coif
  • Undergraduate:
    • B.A., University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming (1974)

Civic Organizations

Kiwanis Club of Cheyenne