Richard “Zak” Szekely was born in the U.K. and moved to the U.S. in 1967. He grew up in Buffalo, NY and Boston, MA.
From 1985-2000, Zak was a EMS provider in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Albany, New York; and Casper, Wyoming.
In 2000, Zak decided it was time to change careers. He received his bachelor’s degree from Fitchburg State College in Political Science with Honors.
In 2001 he returned to Wyoming to attend law school at the University of Wyoming.
From 2006-2008, he was an Assistant Public Defender in Laramie, Wyoming. He began private practice in 2008.
He now resides in Casper, Wyoming where he practices criminal law in Municipal, State and Federal Court. Zak is a contract federal public defender and also defends indigent clients for the City of Casper. Zak has experience in family law ranging from divorce (contested and non contested) to child custody, paternity actions and child support.
Zak is currently a member of the Wyoming State Bar and the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association and is a CJA Panel member. He has been on the board of the Protection and Advocacy System since 2012.
In his free time Zak likes to shoot competitively, snowshoe, fish and read. Zak is married with two stepchildren and one granddaughter.