The Ranch


Located 20 miles east of Dubois, and 100 miles east of Jackson Hole & Yellowstone National Park, the Thunderhead Ranch is rimmed by Wyoming's Absaroka and Wind River mountain ranges with the East Fork and Bear Creek rivers flowing through campus. The Ranch holds dormitories, classrooms, a cookhouse, and additional meeting rooms in our repurposed, historic barns to ensure students a comfortable and safe environment to absorb the TLC Methods.


Coming to Thunderhead?

The Trial Lawyers College campus on the Thunderhead Ranch gives students time to learn and apply themselves to improve their trial skills and be the best trial lawyer for their clients. The campus is basic and harkens back to its roots as a working ranch. Attorneys will share rooms with other attorneys when they arrive at the ranch on the first day of their course. Students have the option to start every day with a hike up Spence Mountain, and will then meet every morning in the Big Barn where TLC begins the day’s learning. Classes are held in the former horse barn, milk barn, and chicken coop (which have all been repurposed to serve as classrooms!) There is an alcohol-free game and library room. Also on campus are a rec room complete with work-out equipment, pool table, ping-pong table and karaoke machine, and a fire pit.

For days off during courses, students should remember to bring hiking boots, fly-fishing rods, journals, books, and cameras! The Thunderhead Ranch offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures which could also include sighting moose, elk, and deer as they migrate frequently across the Ranch.

Don't forget to bring along an open, caring heart, and a yearning to learn more about yourself and your practice as one of America’s trial lawyers, committed to the representation of your clients. There will be ample time to sit by the river and journal or just enjoy some quiet time on our internet-free campus.  There is always the occasional opportunity to venture into the big city of Dubois, population less than 1,000, for breakfast at a local diner or shop in the stores located along the wooden sidewalks of the main street. If you're lucky, you'll be in town for the Friday Night Rodeo during the summer months!

The Thunderhead Ranch offers an opportunity to step back, take a break from your busy life, and reconnect with the land and most importantly, with yourself.