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 cases.
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.