John Kuker was born and raised in Texas and received his B.A. in Political Science from Texas A&M University. Prior to law school, Mr. Kuker was a lobbyist and government affairs professional with an international oil & gas concern in Houston, Texas. He came to Wyoming in 1997 to attend the University of Wyoming law school. While at the University of Wyoming, John was chosen as a member of the Wyoming Law Review. He also was a co-finalist in the annual Mock Trial Competition during his final two years of law school.
Following a summer clerkship with the Agricultural Commissioner of Texas in 1997, and a subsequent summer clerkship at Dray, Thomson & Dyekman, P.C, he joined Dray, Thomson & Dyekman P.C. as an attorney in 2000, wherein he practiced in the areas of business litigation, taxation and tax litigation, government affairs, business planning, estate planning, probate, construction, real estate, banking, creditors’ rights, international contract disputes, appeals, and administrative licensing issues. While at Dray, Thomson & Dyekman, John Kuker’s daily workload entailed analyzing everything from highly complex Wyoming severance tax appeals for oil & gas companies to international contract litigation to commercial disputes between small to mid-sized companies. John reluctantly left his colleagues at Dray Thomson after being offered a senior position with a boutique state tax litigation firm in Boulder, Colorado and New Orleans, Louisiana. At Oreck Bradley, John spent two full years exclusively litigating complex multimillion-dollar tax cases for Fortune 100 companies.
John Kuker then became a partner at Romsa & Kuker, LLC from 2005 to 2012, when he was then afforded the opportunity to form The Kuker Group, LLP in early 2013. Mr. Kuker continues his practice in the business law arena and other areas mentioned above, and he has expanded it to include school district representation and more services as a mediator and public affairs professional. Mr. Kuker is also a Director with The Zelos Group, LLC, a government affairs and lobbying concern formed with colleague, Brad Enzi. When not at the office, John enjoys spending time with his wife Becca and their children Hayes and Bosley, as well as writing and playing music.