Gerry Spence is legend among the trial bar and one of the greatest trial lawyers of our times. His civil practice and defense of those charged with crimes has gained him an international reputation for his high profile cases and record results. His trials have been the subject of books and television. He is an author of nineteen books as well as a television celebrity, poet, artist and photographer. He received the first Lifetime Achievement Award from the Consumer Attorneys of California. In 2009 he was inducted into the American Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame. In 2013 he received the Lifetime Achievement award presented by the American Association for Justice. He is the founder of the nonprofit Trial Lawyers College in Wyoming, is the founding member of The Spence Law Firm, LLC, and practices in Jackson Hole, Wyoming with his many business partners. Spence served as one of Collins Catch the Bear's lawyers on the Yellow Thunder case.