Rin Karns


Phone: 303.578.5780
Direct: 303.578.5792
Email Rin

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

  • High-stakes oil and gas exploration and production disputes
  • Oil refinery blow-out
  • Trials involving curative title issues such as easements, boundaries, adverse possession, and quiet title
  • Trials to establish mineral ownership or leasehold ownership
  • Business divorces including advising private companies in disputes among LLC managers and members
  • Litigation and counseling on non-disclosure agreements, non-compete agreements, and trade secrets disputes

Real Estate/Construction Litigation

  • Represent builders and general contractors in liens, construction defect and payment disputes
  • Forcible entry and detainer in commercial landlord/tenant disputes


Chipman Glasser LLC
Associate, 2020-Present

Poulson Odell & Peterson, LLC
Associate 2018-2020

The Karns Law Firm
Owner 2017-2018

Schwarz Bon Walker Studer, LLC
Associate 2016-2016

Beatty & Wozniak, P.C.
Member 2012-2016

Brown Drew & Massey, LLP
Associate 2006-2012

Education and Honors

J.D., University of Wyoming School of Law, 2006
Order of the Coif; Order of the Barrister; Associate Editor of University of Wyoming Law Review

B.A., Baylor University, 1990
French Language and Literature

Community Involvement

2009-2012 Wyoming Bar Commissioner for the Seventh Judicial District
Wyoming Association of Petroleum Landmen
Member, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
Board Member Renewed Hope Foundation


Colorado, 2019
Wyoming, 2006