November 2018

Rita M. Cornish was nominated and elected as Secretary of The Salt Lake County Bar Association at their annual Spring Dinner Dance and Election of Officers held on Friday, May 31, 2019. Ms. Cornish practices in Parr Brown’s commercial litigation group with a focus on construction and real estate litigation and corporate governance disputes. She received her J.D. from the University of Utah with Highest Honors, Order of the Coif. Ms. Cornish also holds a PH.D. In Chemistry from the University of Utah. The Salt Lake County Bar is open to all attorneys practicing in Salt Lake County. The mission

Thirty-one corporate attorneys from Parr Brown Gee & Loveless have been named to the 2019 Mountain States Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list. Each year the top five percent of Utah lawyers are designated by the Super Lawyers team to receive this recognition. The Rising Stars designation honors leading Utah attorneys who are 40 years or younger or have been practicing for 10 years or less.     “Top 100 Women Lawyers” –           Heidi Leithead-Villa “Top 100 Lawyers” –           Jonathan O. Hafen         Stephen E. W. Hale     

Parr Brown Gee & Loveless is pleased to announce that Robert A. McConnell has been selected as president of the firm.  “There is something altruistic in every lawyer’s initial decision to practice law—we want to advance social causes or protect the rights of the under-represented members of our society.  Parr Brown’s unique governance and compensation structure represents a deliberate effort to preserve those core motivations in the context of a large commercial enterprise serving a wide variety of clients with complex legal needs.  Our approach is necessarily client focused, collaborative, and efficient, but it is also individualized and personal.  I

Parr Brown Gee & Loveless is pleased to announce that James S. Wright joined the firm as a shareholder in the real estate, land use and zoning, eminent domain, and construction law sections. Mr. Wright earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2005, and he received a B.A. degree, cum laude, from Brigham Young University in 2002. Immediately prior to joining Parr Brown, Mr. Wright practiced with the Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman. He has extensive experience in mediating eminent domain and unconstitutional takings claims. Mr. Wright also is well versed in advising private property owners and governments