R. Michael Vang

Although Mr. Vang's parents were killed by a drunk driver, Mr. Vang has been defending people accused of driving under the influence (DUI) for over twenty-six (26) - years. Mr. Vang has over one hundred (100) - DUI jury trials and has obtained numerous other favorable rulings for his clients without a jury trial in DUI cases. Mr. Vang has presented lectures on how to defend people accused of a DUI criminal charge for more than twenty (20) - years. Mr. Vang currently has thirty-five (35) - reported appeals before the Wyoming Supreme Court concerning DUI and implied consent issues. On July 14, 2022, Mr. Vang was awarded the National College of DUI Defense's "Trial Advocacy Award," which is given to the NCDD member who has most personified the mission of the National College through an aggressive, creative, and ethical trial practice that is dedicated to defending those accused of impaired driving. This individual has set themselves apart in their local community as a premier DUI defense trial attorney and has litigated a number of DUI-related cases to verdict. This individual is recognized, in his/her local legal community, as a tenacious yet ethical litigator.


Mr. Vang is a frequent lecturer on DUI and implied consent laws and is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), a member of the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association (WTLA), a sustaining member of the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD) and current Co-Chairperson of the NCDD Amici and Research Committee, and a founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA). Mr. Vang was awarded the Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Designation by the American Chemical Society (ACS) Chemistry and the Law Division on June 13, 2015. Mr. Vang has been admitted to practice law in all courts in the state of Wyoming, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.