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College of Law Faculty and Staff

Dona Playton


Director, Domestic Violence Legal Assistance Program

Supervising Attorney, Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

B.S., University of Wyoming (1989)
J.D., University of Wyoming (1993)

Phone (307) 766-3664
Office 42 UW Office Annex

Office Hours:
By appointment.

Dona Playton has been practicing family law and advocating for women and their children since 1993. She is a graduate of the University of Wyoming College of Law where she received the Outstanding Woman Law Graduate award from the National Association of Women Lawyers. She is the Director of the Domestic Violence Legal Assistance Project, a legal clinic established in 2002 that allows third-year law students to represent low income victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. She has been teaching at the law school since 1999. She teaches Domestic Violence and the Law and Children and the Law each year, and has taught Family Law several times.

As a consultant with the Wyoming Supreme Court, she authored a bench book for judges on domestic violence and participated in the drafting of pro se forms and legal information on family law and violence against women issues for the Center for Legal Aid’s website.

She serves on several statewide committees, including the Children’s Justice Project Advisory Council, the Access to Justice Commission, the Governor’s DoVE Council and the Domestic Relations Litigation Committee.

Dona is a 2008 graduate of Leadership Wyoming and the 2008 recipient of an Equipoise Fund Atta Girl Voice Award. She is licensed to practice law in Wyoming and Colorado, and is a member of the American Bar Association, Wyoming Trial Lawyer’s Association, National Association of Women Lawyers, and the National Association of Counsel for Children.

Children and the Law, Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence Program, and Family Law

Affiliations, Associations, Consultation:
Dona Playton is licensed in Wyoming and Colorado, and is a member of the American Bar Association, the Wyoming Trial Lawyer's Association, the Women's Law Caucus, and the 2008 Leadership Wyoming class. She is also an attorney for the Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

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