Tom Reese has focused his practice on oil and gas law for the past 28 years. However, as one might expect, Tom has also acquired broad knowledge and experience in all branches of energy law. He has significant experience in most regulatory aspects of energy law and has broad and varied experience as a trial attorney and in appellate advocacy.
Prior to joining the Beatty & Wozniak legal team Tom was a partner in Brown, Drew & Massey. During his years at Brown, Drew & Massey he was a member of its executive committee and served as chairman of same.
Graduating with honors from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 1981, Tom immediately began practicing energy law with the firm of Sherman and Howard in Denver. Tom is licensed to practice law in Colorado and Wyoming. He is admitted to practice in the Wyoming and Colorado Federal District Court and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Tom is a member of the American and Natrona County Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Outstanding Lawyers of America.
Tom has been published by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. He has been a lecturer on matters relating to oil and gas law. In 2004 Tom published with Drake Hill, Wyoming’s Powder River Basin: A Study In Federal Royalty Valuation, a symposium issue on coalbed methane natural gas development. This publication was also presented at the Special Institute on Federal & Indian Oil and Gas Royalty Valuation & Management in Houston, Texas.
Tom is active in civic, church, and community affairs. Over the years, he has been very active in the local United Way where he has served in many capacities, including president, vice-president, campaign chairman, and chairman of the allocations and admissions committee. He has also served as president of the board of directors of D.A.R.E. of Natrona County, on the Natrona County Parks Board, and as a member of the board of directors of the Casper Area Community Foundation.
Tom and his wife, Laurie, have two sons and he enjoys family activities and various sports.