Governor Matt Mead has appointed Edward Luhm to be Circuit Court Judge for the Fifth Judicial District serving Big Horn, Washakie, and Hot Springs Counties. Luhm fills the vacancy occurring with the retirement of Judge Thomas Harrington effective January 7, 2019.
Luhm has been in private practice in Worland for over 30 years – twenty in partnership with William Shelledy, Jr. and eleven as a sole practitioner. His practice has been diverse, including civil litigation, school law, criminal defense, domestic relations, and business and property law. He has served as a hearing examiner for the Office of Administrative Hearings for many years. He also served for many years as Worland Municipal Court Judge, District Court Commissioner and Circuit Court Magistrate.
“Since graduating from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 1986, Ed Luhm has practiced law in Worland. He served on the City Council and as a Bar Commissioner. He presently serves on the Commission on Judicial Conduct and Ethics. His experience in the courts of the Fifth Judicial District will stand him in good stead on the bench, and he comes highly recommended by those who know and work with him,” Governor Mead said. “His commitment to the district he will serve has been long-term and that means a lot.”
Reacting to his appointment, Luhm stated, “Lawyers appointed to the bench always say they are honored because they are … that’s the most appropriate sentiment. So, I am indeed deeply honored to be appointed by Governor Mead to the Circuit Court. I am looking forward to working hard for the people of the Big Horn Basin.”