Mr. Coppede began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Alan B. Johnson, United States District Court for the District of Wyoming. He is a partner with Hickey & Evans where he has an active trial practice which focuses on representing businesses and individuals in a wide variety of disputes, including commercial litigation, contract actions, personal injury, business torts, environmental litigation, employment law disputes, civil rights issues, and insurance coverage disputes.
He represents both employers and employees in workers’ compensation matters before the Office of Administrative Hearings. He represents secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 matters. He represents creditors in judicial and nonjudicial foreclosure of real estate matters, loan modifications, forbearance agreements, replevin actions to recover collateral, and garnishment proceedings.
He practices in all state and federal courts in Wyoming and Colorado, and various state agencies, including the Wyoming Environmental Quality Counsel, the Wyoming Board of Equalization and the Wyoming Office of Administrative Hearings. His trial practice includes representing both defendants and plaintiffs.