Simpson Appointed District Court Judge
Written by Andrew-Rossi on June 24, 2017
A new judge will sit at the bench that will soon be vacated by District Court Judge Steven Cranfill.
Cody attorney Bill Simpson has been appointed by Governor Matt Mead to fill the vacancy for the Fifth Judicial District for Park County.
Cranfill will be retiring on July 31st. In a press release, Governor Mead said that the decision to appoint Simpson was supported by letters from judges, fellow attorneys, a victims’ services organization, and members of the community from many walks of life, as well as from others around the state.
A graduate of Cody High School, Simpson has a Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, from the University of Wyoming and a Juris Doctor degree from the UW College of Law. He has been in private practice in Cody for 33 years, and has also worked for the Wyoming Public Defender’s Office for almost three decades.
In reaction to his appointment, Simpson said, quote, “I will work as hard as I can for the people of the Fifth Judicial District – a place I know and love,” endquote.