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Ben Neary / Associated Press

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead has chosen Pete Michael to be Wyoming’s new Attorney General. 

Michael is viewed as an expert in water law and has worked in the attorney general’s office for seven years.  He says there is a lot of legal activity taking place in Wyoming and he’s excited to lead that effort.

Gov. Matt Mead has named Peter Michael to serve as interim Wyoming Attorney General.

Michael replaces former AG Greg Phillips, who was sworn in on Monday as a judge on the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Michael had served as deputy attorney general for Phillips.

Mead says Michael is an excellent attorney. Mead says he's confident Michael will lead the Attorney General's Office in a steady and capable manner until he can find a permanent replacement for Phillips.

Greg Phillips is confirmed by the U-S Senate

Jul 8, 2013

Wyoming’s Attorney General has a new job.  Greg Phillips was unanimously confirmed by the U-S Senate to serve on the U-S Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. 

Phillips, a Democrat, was strongly supported by both of Wyoming’s Republican U-S Senators.  Senator Mike Enzi used to serve with Phillips in the Wyoming legislature and says Phillips is highly qualified and well thought of.

Wyoming Attorney General Greg Phillips appeared before a U-S Senate committee Tuesday to discuss his nomination to the tenth circuit court of appeals.  

Phillips, a Democrat, was nominated by President Barack Obama.  During his confirmation hearing, U-S Senator Mike Enzi said that Phillips is well thought of.