Meyer, Shaffer & Stepans, PLLP

The attorneys at Meyer, Shaffer & Stepans are accomplished trial lawyers who represent clients throughout Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota and Colorado.

Our Firm maintains a small case load so we can focus on the details of preparing each case for trial and giving each client personal attention.  We love what we do and work hard for our clients.

Meyer, Shaffer & Stepans reviews cases throughout the Rocky Mountain West with our main areas of focus in:
The National Trial Lawyers

Finding the right lawyer for your case will be one of the most important decisions you make.  Litigation can take many years to complete and you need to be comfortable with the law firm you hire.  We encourage people to talk to several law firms before selecting an attorney.


Richard Meyer was widely regarded as one of the most accomplished and skilled trial lawyers in Wyoming.  During his storied career Richard served as lead trial counsel in more than fifteen states and was selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers of America and Mountain States Super Lawyers.  He earned Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent 5.0 rating for over twenty-five years.

Richard began practicing law as a prosecutor in Arizona and moved into private practice litigating complex medical malpractice cases.  Richard moved to Wyoming and began litigating trucking accident and oil field accident cases.  Richard excelled at expert depositions and trial advocacy.  His cases commonly involved complicated medical issues and he invariably knew more about the subjects than the medical experts he was opposing.

After collaborating on several matters as associate counsel, Richard, Ryan and Rob decided to form Meyer, Shaffer & Stepans so that they could continue representing clients across Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming.  Ryan and Rob learned a great deal from Richard during the time they worked together.  Richard always wanted a Firm to carry forth his name and legacy; We are proud to carry on Richard’s tradition at Meyer, Shaffer & Stepans, PLLP.

Recent Results

North Dakota Wrongful Death / Toxic Exposure

Meyer, Shaffer & Stepans is representing the surviving family of a young man who died from a rare form of cancer after being exposed to highly toxic chemicals while working in the Bakken oil field of North Dakota. The case was ultimately filed in state court in Texas, and the Firm is associating on the case with a law firm in that jurisdiction.

Montana Racial Discrimination Case

The attorneys of Meyer, Shaffer & Stepans represented three coworkers in Montana after they were fired for confronting their supervisor about racially-charged threats, discriminatory conduct, harassment, and derogatory comments and insults. Our clients were subjected to racially-based harassment throughout their employment. When they finally informed their supervisor that his conduct was inappropriate and asked him to stop making them, they were fired. We represented these clients in both the EEOC / Montana Human Rights Bureau administrative complaint process and civil litigation. The Firm was able to resolve the case to the client’s satisfaction ahead of trial.