James C. Worthen

  • Location:
    • Casper Office
  • Contact:
    • Email
    • Phone: 307-234-9345
    • Fax: 307-237-5110

James C. Worthen concentrates his practice in the defense of all areas of civil litigation; including employment law, personal injury, industrial accidents, products liability and worker’s compensation.


Wyoming Supreme Court
Supreme Court of the United States
U. S. District Court for the District of Wyoming
United States District Court for the District of Colorado
10th Circuit Court of Appeals
Tribal Court of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho


Mr. Worthen grew up in Green River, Wyoming. He attended the University of Wyoming and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Wyoming, College of Law.

Prior to graduation from law school, Mr. Worthen clerked for the Honorable Alan B. Johnson, Federal District Court of District of Wyoming. He was also employed by the Wyoming Healthcare Commission to review the licensing procedures for healthcare professionals for the State of Wyoming.

Upon graduation, Mr. Worthen joined Murane & Bostwick in 2006 as an associate and became a partner in 2010. He has been lead counsel in wrongful death and traumatic injury cases and has successfully represented individuals and businesses in oilfield accidents, commercial and retail litigation, motor vehicle accidents, asbestos and toxic exposure, and product liability claims. Mr. Worthen has also successfully represented businesses in worker’s compensation and discrimination claims under Title VII, the ADA, and the Wyoming Fair Employment Act.

Reported Cases:

Person v. State 100 P.3d 1270 (Wyo. 2004)
Kitzke v. State of Wyoming, 84 P.3d 950 (Wyo. 2004)
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. v. Gunter 167 P.3d 645 (Wyo. 2007)
Rice v. Collins Communication, Inc. 236 P.3d 1009 (Wyo. 2010)
Singer v. New Tech Engineering L.P. 227 P.3d 305 (Wyo. 2010)

Professional Organizations:

  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Young Lawyers, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice and Labor and Employment Law Sections
  • Wyoming Bar Association
  • Natrona County Bar Association
  • Trial Attorneys of America
  • Defense Research Institute
  • ALFA International
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Defense Lawyers Association of Wyoming

Lectures & Seminars

Lorman Education Services – presenter in:

  • The Wyoming Workers Compensation System
  • Employment Law Update in Wyoming


  • Legal:
    • J.D., University of Wyoming (2005)
  • Honors:
    • Finalist: Pace Environmental Moot Court Competition, 2002
  • Undergraduate:
    • B.S., University of Wyoming (2001)
  • Major:
    • Political Science
  • Honors and Activities:
    • University of Wyoming Debate Team, 1997-2001
      2nd Place, National Parliamentary Debate Championship, 2001
      Member, Phi Sigma Alpha, Political Science Honorary Society, 1998-2001

Civic Organizations:

Boy Scouts of America, Troop 1535 – Volunteer
Wyoming Wildlife Federation – Member