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Courtroom dedicated in honor of Cheyenne Lawyer

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Published: Jan. 25, 2020 at 7:49 PM CST
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Terry Mackey was lawyer in Cheyenne for over 46 years, members of Cheyenne came out for the dedication of courtroom d at the Laramie County district court building in his name.

"He was a man that was dedicated to doing what was right versus what was necessarily popular, so I think that's a big part of why they did, what they're doing today," daughter of the late Terry Mackey, Kristin Mackey said.

As a staple in the community, he practiced plaintiff's work and criminal defense. Also Mr. Mackey taught legal classes at the University of Wyoming.

One man's impact on the community he served, left his family and colleagues to reflect on his contribution to law.

"The lawyers and litigants will reflect on Terry Mackey's story of service to his profession and the public, we've come to this special place," District Court Judge of Wyoming Alan Bond Johnson said.

According to the lawyers daughter, Mackey was known amongst his family and peers as a person who loved everyone regardless of their station in life.

"I forget sometimes regular people don't come to court, and so when they walk in it's real intimidating but when they walked in with my dad they felt at home," daughter of the late Terry Mackey Shawna Geiger said.

Currently at the University of Wyoming, scholarships are available to students who aspire to be courtroom lawyers.

Buck Holmes of the county commissioners said they are very pleased to used the voters money in such a way to honor the man, the father and lawyer.

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