Contact Information:

  • Alicia Paxton
  • Administrative Assistant
  • 2301 Capitol Ave.
  • Cheyenne, WY 82002
  • Phone: 307.777.7678
  • Fax: 307.777.3447
  • Email:
Elisa Butler
State Court Administrator

Claire Smith
Deputy Administrator/Chief Fiscal Officer

Welcome to the Administrative Office of the Courts

Wyoming’s judicial branch consists of 5 justices, 25 district court judges, 24 circuit court judges, 4 full-time magistrates and support staff located throughout the state. The entire branch operates to serve the people of Wyoming in many different ways. One of the most visible ways is by providing a forum to resolve disputes. In addition to resolving disputes, however, justices, judges and staff work strenuously to advance and improve the quality of justice through court boards, commissions, committees and programs.

The Wyoming Administrative Office of the Courts assists the Supreme Court and lower courts in fulfilling their constitutional and statutory functions. The office provides administrative, technical, financial, payroll, auditing and human resources support to over 300 employees. Our goal is to provide services in an accurate, timely, efficient and equitable manner.

We are happy to have you visit our website and learn more about us. Our goal is to help the judicial branch serve the public.

Links to descriptions of the Judicial Committees and Boards and programs can be found on the home page. If you need help finding information on our website, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Administrative Office of the Courts

State Court Administrator Elisa Butler 307.777.7238
Deputy Administrator/Chief Fiscal Officer Claire Smith 307.777.7502
Communications Officer Cierra Hipszky 307.777.3391
Data & Quality Assurance Analyst Shane McCreary 307.630.4720
Court Security Officer Joe Hartigan 307.777.6528
Administrative Assistant Alicia Paxton 307.777.7678

Fiscal and Human Resources Division

Deputy Administrator/Chief Fiscal Officer Claire Smith 307.777.7502
Accounting Analyst Shawna Enyeart 307.777.7620
Accounts Payable/HR Clerk Erica Steiner 307.777.7583
Internal Auditor Cecilia Toomey 307.777.7581
Human Resources Manager Brenda Reedy 307.777.7629
Human Resources Clerk Julie Balland 307.777.7153

Legal Division

Chief Legal Officer/Director of Chancery Court Ben Burningham 307.777.6565
Legal Resources Victor Payne 307.777.6487
State Law Librarian Matt Swift 307.777.8564
Library Technician Amber Bell 307.777.7687

Education Division

Chief Education Officer/Director of CJP Lisa Finkey 307.777.7575
Court Process Education Specialist Nicole Hatfield 307.274.1200
Children's Justice Project Coordinator Briana Montoya 307.631.3758

Applications Division

Chief Applications Officer Heather Kenworthy 307.777.7652
Applications Lead Stevie Marsh 307.777.2954
Applications Lead Amanda Colwell 307.777.7042
Applications Team Coordinator Erica Jensen 307.777.7618
Applications Support Specialist Andrew Dorchester 307.777.7642
Applications Support Specialist Callie Strode 307.777.7438
Applications Support Specialist Jane Whitley 307.777.7782
Applications Training Specialist Kristen Spiker 307.777.7723
Applications Configuration Specialist Stephen Gillis 307.777.6871

Information Technology Division

Chief Technology Officer Nate Goddard 307.777.6130
Database Administrator Andy Corbin 307.777.7633
SQL Developer Amanda Nunn 307.777.7946
IT Infrastructure Manager Keven McGill 307.777.7117
IT Infrastructure Administrator Cassidy Hunt 307.777.8957
IT Service Manager Tyler Christopherson 307.777.6224
IT Service Administrator Joe Lucero 307.777.7669
IT Service Administrator Dominic Hodgen 307.777.5997