Donald P. Prehoda, Jr.


Donald P. Prehoda, Jr., was born in Hermosa Beach,California. He served in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam conflict, which included a tour of duty in South Viet Nam in 1968-69. Upon receiving his law degree, Mr. Prehoda joined a law firm in Laramie, Wyoming and has been practicing law in this community since 1973. During this period, he has developed a law practice which emphasizes the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, business planning and real estate transactions. Mr. Prehoda has held an “av” rating with Martindale-Hubbell for over 25 years and has been named a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine.


• University of Wyoming – College of Law, J.D., 1973
• University of Wyoming, Bachelor of Science (Business Administration and Accounting), 1971

Teaching, Speaking Engagements and Publications

University of Wyoming – College of Law, Adjunct Professor
• Estates and Trusts
• Estate Planning

Mr. Prehoda has spoken to many community organizations on the subjects of estates, wills and trusts, as well as presented seminars to various licensed professionals, including accountants, real estate brokers, life insurance agents, bank trust officers and lawyers. Some recent speaking engagements include:

Albany County Bar Association
Laramie, Wyoming 2013
• Estate Planning Update; “Estate Administration for 2013 and Beyond.”

Southeast Wyoming Estate Planning Council
Cheyenne, Wyoming 2012
• Wyoming’s Uniform Trust Code; “Trustee’s Duties Under Wyoming’s Uniform Trust Code.”

University of Wyoming – Wyoming Planned Giving Advisory Council
Casper, Wyoming 2011
• Update for Professionals; “Wyoming’s Uniform Trust Code.”

ACTEC Regional Conference
Jackson, Wyoming 2009
• Estate Administration of S Corporations; “Planning Opportunities Upon the Death of a Majority Shareholder of a Subchapter S Corporation.”

Mr. Prehoda has published numerous articles on various estate planning and administration topics, through the Wyoming State Bar, the University of Wyoming College of Law and the National Business Institute.

Affiliations & Memberships

• Admitted to Practice Law in Wyoming
• University of Wyoming – College of Law, Dean’s Advisory Board – Member
• University of Wyoming – College of Law, Wyoming Planned Giving Advisory Council – Member
• American College of Trust and Estate Counsel – Fellow
• Wyoming State Bar Association – Past Chairman of Probate and Trust Section
• Albany County – Former Justice of the Peace
• Super Lawyer as identified by Super Lawyer magazine
• Laramie Chamber of Commerce – Member
• Laramie Economic Development Corporation – Member
• Laramie Rotary Club – Past President and Current Member
• Ivinson Memorial Hospital Foundation – Past Board Member
• Eppson Senior Center – Past Board Member/President
• Kiwanis Club of Laramie – Past President
• Albany County United Way – Past Board Member
• Hospice of Laramie – Past Board Member/President
• Snowy Range Academy – Past Board Member
• Knights of Pythias – Treasurer/Member

Practice Areas

Estate Planning
Business Planning
Estate and Trust Administration
Real Estate Transactions
Tax Planning


Mr. Prehoda and his wife, Mary-Catherine (Mary-Cay) Prehoda, nee Veronda, are well acquainted throughout the State of Wyoming, as the practice of law has taken them to most every community within the state. Mrs. Prehoda’s family lived and worked in Casper, Wyoming. Don and Mary-Cay have one daughter, Nicole Marie. Activities enjoyed by Mr. Prehoda include fly fishing, snow skiing and golf.