Christopher A. Crofts
Christopher A. "Kip" Crofts was unanimously confirmed by the US Senate as United States Attorney for the District of Wyoming on December 24, 2009, and sworn in on January 4, 2010.
"It's cool to be the United States Attorney in the only District that includes parts of three different states," Crofts says. The District of Wyoming includes those portions of Montana and Idaho that are within the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park.
After graduation from the University of Wyoming, Crofts served for four years as an Army officer. He trained as a paratrooper and Ranger, and had combat service in the Dominican Republic and Vietnam. He taught junior high and Head Start before going to law school on the GI Bill. He was in private practice, a County Court Judge, and Director of the Wyoming Attorney General's Division of Criminal Investigation prior to appointment as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Wyoming U.S. Attorney's Office where he worked Indian Country cases in the Lander Branch office. In 2006 Mr. Crofts served as a legal advisor in Baghdad and Basra, Iraq. He then retired from the U.S. Department of Justice and served for four years as Counsel to Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal.
"Serving as Wyoming’s United States Attorney is a great honor," he says. "My highest priority is working to make the lives of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Indians residing on the Wind River Reservation safer and better."
Crofts' son Shane is an Army Major and his daughter Jeannie works in public relations in Chicago.