Meet Our Attorneys

Kermit C. Brown, Partner
Kermit C. Brown was raised in Casper, Wyoming. Kermit graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1965 with a degree in animal husbandry, and in 1966 with a degree in business administration. He spent four years in the Navy attaining the rank of lieutenant before returning to the University of Wyoming. He graduated from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 1973. Kermit practiced law in Wheatland for two years and in Rawlins for seventeen years before moving his law practice to Laramie. Kermit was also the President of the Wyoming State Bar for the years 1994-95.

Kermit is the senior partner in Brown & Hiser LLC, where his practice is concentrated in business and agricultural law and estate planning. He has argued seventeen cases in the Wyoming Supreme Court including Oroz v. Hayes cited in the Wyoming Governmental Claims Act which struck down judicially created governmental immunity for political subdivisions in the State of Wyoming. Kermit also argued Riedel v. Anderson in the Wyoming Supreme Court construing the nature and extent of federal and state jurisdiction over approximately 3.6 million acres of Wyoming state trust lands.

In addition to acting as an attorney, Kermit is a commercial pilot and was a flight instructor for many years. He is also currently serving his sixth term in the Wyoming House of Representatives from House District 14 where he is currently the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
William L. Hiser, Partner
William "Bill" L. Hiser is a life-long Wyoming resident. Bill was born in Douglas, Wyoming and was raised on his family ranch in Converse County. Bill graduated from Douglas High School in 1981 and attended Valley City State College in Valley City, North Dakota on a football scholarship. After graduating from college as the outstanding Business Administration Student in 1985, Bill returned to Wyoming and attended the University of Wyoming College of Law in Laramie. Upon passing the bar in 1988, Bill joined Kermit Brown in Rawlins where they practiced until 1998 when the firm relocated to Laramie.
 
Bill’s practice is diverse with experience in atypical litigation throughout the State. Bill also practices in areas of Agricultural Law including, but not limited to, real property acquisition, access issues, animal husbandry, oil & gas development and water issues; Business Law including entity formation, tax and business planning, contracts and dissolution issues; Real Estate including, purchase and sale, financing, subdivision, development, zoning and construction disputes; and, Estate planning and administration.
 
Bill has always been active in the Wyoming Bar Association. He served on several committees and was a founding member and past president of the Young Lawyer's Section. Bill completed a three-year term as Bar Commissioner for the Second Judicial District in September 2007, and served as Vice President of the Wyoming Bar Association for the years 2007-08. Bill also served as President-Elect of the Wyoming Bar Association for the years 2008-09 and President for the years 2009-10.
 
​Bill and his wife, Tracey, have three children together - two sons and one daughter.
Kelly M. Neville, Partner

Kelly M. Neville was raised in Aztec, New Mexico and graduated with honors from New Mexico State University in 1999 with degrees in international business and Russian, and minors in international relations and Spanish. While at NMSU, Kelly served as the ASNMSU president and was awarded the Truman Scholarship as well as the award for Outstanding Senior for the College of Business. Before attending law school, Kelly worked in the consulting division of Arthur Anderson and as a foreign affairs analyst for the United States Senate Budget Committee.

Kelly graduated cum laude from Tulane Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2004.  She is admitted to practice in Wyoming and Colorado. Kelly is a partner in Brown & Hiser LLC, where her practice focuses on banking, business and probate law. Kelly currently serves as Chairman of the Wyoming State Bar Clients Security Fund Committee and commences her term as the 2nd Judicial District Commissioner on the Wyoming State Bar of Officers & Commissioners in October, 2016. She is the former President of the Young Lawyers Division of the Wyoming State Bar and former President of the Albany County Bar Association.


Kelly is a graduate of Leadership Laramie and active with the Laramie Rotary Club where she serves as the World Community Service Chair. She has also served as a Cub Scout leader, youth hockey team manager and chair of the Laramie Holiday Home Tour Scholarship fundraiser.

Alan G. Harding, Partner
Alan G. Harding was born in Laramie, Wyoming, and has been a long-time resident of Laramie.  Before embarking on his college education, Alan served in the United States Army as a Sergeant in an airborne psychological operations unit based out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  Alan spent time on overseas deployment to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Thailand, and South Korea before returning home to pursue his education. 

Alan studied at the University of Wyoming and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics in 2004 and a Juris Doctorate in 2008.  Alan graduated with honors from the University of Wyoming College of Law where he served as the third-year Marshall for Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity, and co-authored a case note for the Wyoming Law Review.

Following his graduation from law school, Alan worked as an associate attorney for Aron & Hennig, LLP, in Laramie, Wyoming.  During his tenure at Aron & Hennig, Alan enjoyed working with a broad range of clients in general practice, including local practice in Albany County, practice before the Wyoming Supreme Court, and practice in the Federal District Court for the State of Wyoming.  Alan joined Brown & Hiser LLC in April of 2014.

Notable Cases:
Oral Argument - Opportunity Knocks, LLC. V. Shannon Electric, Inc., 2010 WY 99, 236 P.3d255 (Wyo. 2010).

Publications:
Co-Author - UBI JUS IBI REMEDIUM--FOR THE VIOLATION OF EVERY RIGHT, THERE MUST BE A REMEDY: THE SUPREME COURT'S REFUSAL TO USE THE BIVENS REMEDY IN WILKIE v. ROBBINS, 8 Wyo. L. Rev. 193 (2008).
Cheryl L. Brome, Associate
Cheryl L. Brome was born in Texas, but raised in Evanston, Wyoming.  She attended the University of Wyoming and graduated with honors with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2003.  She attended law school at the University of Wyoming College of Law where she graduated in 2010.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mrs. Brome worked in law offices in Laramie where she gained broad knowledge of the private practice, her main focus being family law.

During law school, Cheryl was a member of Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity and participated in the Legal Services Program as well as the Domestic Violence Legal Assistance Program.  Mrs. Brome joined Brown & Hiser LLC in 2015 where she looks forward to representing clients throughout Wyoming.

She is a current member of a local P.E.O. chapter, a Philanthropic Educational Organization that helps women pursue higher education, and served as the Vice-President of the Albany County Bar Association for the years 2014-2015.  She is married to Trent Brome and has two sons.