New judge appointed on retirement of Perry
November 11, 2021
Upon the retirement of Judge John R. Perry at the end of the year, Governor Mark Gordon has announced his replacement for District Court Judge of the Sixth Judicial District. James Michael Causey has been appointed to the role.
“Mr. Causey has a depth of legal experience that will serve him well as a judge. His experience with the Board of Parole is particularly valuable. I appreciate that he is willing to continue to serve the public and specifically the people of Campbell, Crook and Weston Counties,” said the governor.
Judge Perry has served the Sixth Judicial District, which covers Campbell, Crook and Weston counties, since 2000. He announced his retirement in August, with an effective date of January 3, 2022.
Causey has been the Executive Director of the Wyoming Board of Parole since 2018, before which he spent 14 years with the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office as post-appellate supervisor in the Criminal Division and as Employment and Contract Supervisor in the Tort Litigation Division. He has also worked in the Appellate Section of the Wyoming Public Defender’s Office.
Causey received his Bachelor’s degree from Charleston Southern University and earned Masters and J.D. degrees from the University of Wyoming.