Stormi Chrest grew up in Casper, Wyoming, and received her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wyoming. During her time at the University of Wyoming, she focused her studies on criminology and social inequality in the criminal justice system. Following her bachelor’s degree, she attended the University of Wyoming College of Law graduating with her Juris Doctorate in 2021. Stormi is currently licensed to practice law in both Utah and Wyoming.
Entering law school Stormi knew she wanted to focus on Criminal Defense and protecting the constitutional rights of those who do not have a voice. During law school, she interned with the Albany County Public Defender’s Office in Wyoming and was part of the Defender Aid Clinic providing legal representation to those who are unable to afford counsel at all stages of the criminal defense practice across the state of Wyoming. In addition, Stormi worked on cases for the Rocky Mountain Innocence Project providing pro bono post-conviction innocence investigation and litigation services to those who have been wrongfully convicted.