Wyoming Attorney General Bruce A. Salzburg
Bruce A. Salzburg was appointed as Wyoming’s 34th
Attorney General in August 2007. Bruce was born in 1947
in Massachusetts, the son of a career United States Army
noncommissioned officer. After his father’s retirement
from the military in 1962, he completed high schooling
and served in the United States Army Security Agency
from 1965 through 1969, stationed in West Berlin,
Germany. Following his service, he returned to the
family home in Miami, Florida and obtained his
undergraduate (A.B., Economics 1972) and law (J.D. 1975)
degrees from the University of Miami.
After practicing law in the Miami area for a short time,
Bruce made Wyoming his home in 1977 and was admitted to
State Bar of Wyoming in 1978.
Bruce served as a Senior Assistant Attorney General
for the State of Wyoming from 1979 to 1983, representing
a number of State agencies. He then went into the
private practice of law, specializing in defense of
governmental and civil rights claims, personal injury,
and employment law. He had been with his firm for the
past 24 years.
Bruce is admitted to practice before the Supreme
Court of the State of Wyoming, the Supreme Court of the
United States, the United States Court of Appeals for
the Tenth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals
for the District of Columbia Circuit, the United States
Court of Federal Claims, and the United States District
Courts for the Districts of Wyoming and Colorado. He has
served as counsel of record in more than 40 reported
Bruce has been an active member of the American Inns
of Court, a national organization dedicated to
professionalism in the practice of law. He is also a
member of the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, and the
Defense Research Institute.
Bruce and his wife, Phyllis, have been married for 36
years, have two grown sons, and have resided in
Cheyenne, Wyoming for nearly 30 years.