Three were named “Lawyer of the Year” in Utah for their particular professional area.
America has designated two as Ones to WatchTM.

Best Lawyers in America® named the following 41 Parr Brown attorneys, who cover 52 service areas:

  • James Ahlstrom: Business Disputes
  • Matthew Ball: Real Estate Law, Commercial Litigation
  • Jeffrey Balls: Business Disputes
  • Martin Banks: Environmental Law – Environmental Litigation
  • Paul Barrus: Law of Taxation
  • Patricia Christensen: Plaintiffs in Product Liability Litigation
  • Environmental Law by Steven Christiansen
  • Robert Clark: Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation; Bet-the-Company; Antitrust Litigation; Securities Litigation; Trade Secrets Law
  • Kent Collins: Corporate Law, Trusts and Estates, Business Organizations, Tax Law
  • Joseph Covey: Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights; Banking and Finance Law
  • Royce Covington: Business Disputes
  • David Gee: Utah’s “Lawyer of the Year” in the fields of banking and finance law, corporate compliance law, corporate governance law, corporate law, and real estate law
  • Thomas Goodwin, Law of Real Estate
  • Jonathan Hafen: Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Individual Employment Law, Management of Employment Law, Labor Law-Union, Defendants in Legal Malpractice Law, Labor and Employment Litigation, Securities Litigation, and Professional Malpractice Law
  • Stephen Hale: Construction Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Corporate Law
  • Dale Hansen: The Law of Commercial Finance
  • Cheylynn Hayman: Business Litigation, Management of Employment Law, Labor and Employment Litigation Roger Henriksen: Real estate law, government relations, and construction law
  • Gregory Hess: Law of Copyright
  • Michael Hoppe: Business Disputes
  • Jeffrey Hunt: Media Law; Communications Law; Entertainment Law – Film and TV; First Amendment Law; First Amendment Litigation; Utah’s “Lawyer of the Year”;
  • Daniel Jensen: Natural Resources Law, Mining Law, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Litigation-Environmental, Water Law
  • Matthew Jensen: Water and Natural Resource Law
  • Seth King: Law Governing Purchases and Mergers
  • Kent Larsen: Utah’s “Lawyer of the Year” for mergers and acquisitions law
  • Heidi Leithead-Villa: Workers’ Compensation Law—Employers, Litigation—Labor and Employment, Employment Law—Management
  • Justin Matkin: Real Estate and Commercial Litigation
  • Robert McConnell: Securitization and Structured Finance Law, Real Estate Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Corporate Law
  • Stanley Neeleman: Estates, Trusts, Tax Law, and Corporate Law
  • Sara Nielson: Business Disputes
  • Clayton Parr: Natural Resources Law; Mining Law
  • Craig Parry: Intellectual Property and Patent Litigation
  • David Reymann: First Amendment Law, Communications Law, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Litigation, First Amendment Litigation
  • Lamont Richardson: Real estate and construction law
  • Austin Riter: Employment and Labor Law Litigation
  • Spencer Romney: Law Regarding Acquisitions and Mergers
  • Stephen Sargent: Tax Law, Closely Held Businesses and Family Businesses
  • Jonathan Schofield: Insurance Law, Commercial Litigation
  • Kenneth Tillou: Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Bentley Tolk: ERISA Law Concerning Employee Benefits
  • Douglas Waddoups: Intellectual property litigation, corporate law, construction law, antitrust law, mergers and acquisitions law, and securities regulation

Top Attorneys in America to Keep an Eye on:

  • Austin Bybee: Conflicts in Business
  • Claire McGuire: Business Disputes

Concerning Top Attorneys

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Currently recognized Best Lawyers in the same practice area and geographic region cast votes for the lawyers who are nominated for consideration. The only basis for our honors and recognitions is the input these elite attorneys provide. High-scoring peer review recipients go through a rigorous verification process to confirm that they are still in private practice. Best Lawyers will only then be able to acknowledge these outstanding attorneys.

Associates and other early-career attorneys are honored by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America for their exceptional professional competence in private practice across the country.

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