Matthew E. Jensen

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EDUCATION
  • 2005, J.D., University of Utah, Order of the Coif, Note and Comment Editor, University of Utah Law Review

  • 2005, Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law, University of Utah

  • 2002, B.S. Mining Engineering, University of Utah, cum laude

BAR ADMISSIONS
  • 2005Utah

  • 2012Nevada

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • American Bar Association, Environment, Energy, and Resources Section

  • American Water Resources Association (AWRA), Current Executive Board Member and Past President of Utah Section

  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Special Institutes Committee Member

CLERKSHIPS
  • 2005, for the Honorable Justice Matthew B. Durrant, Utah Supreme Court

Matthew E. Jensen

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Matthew is a member of Parr Brown’s Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law team.  Before joining Parr Brown, he was a partner at another Salt Lake law firm. He also served as a clerk to the Honorable Justice Matthew B. Durrant of the Utah Supreme Court.

Licensed in both Utah and Nevada, Mr. Jensen has assisted clients on a wide range of natural resource transactions, administrative proceedings, litigation, appeals, and legislative lobbying. Specifically, Mr. Jensen has advised clients in regards to water rights, mineral title, mining permits, geothermal energy issues, oil and gas development, stream alteration, section 404 wetland permits, and other areas. He has conducted comprehensive water rights analyses and due diligence for municipalities, private water companies, developers, and large farming operations.

Before attending law school, Mr. Jensen worked at Monsanto’s Enoch Valley Phosphate Mine, Bridger Coal Mine, and the Utah Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining (DOGM).  He also worked for the University of Utah Seismograph Stations studying mining-induced seismicity.  Mr. Jensen’s experience and education in mining engineering and geology help him to address highly technical legal matters and give him a unique perspective to many of the issues facing our clients.

Mr. Jensen was recognized in the 2017-2018 editions of Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Environmental, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries.  He has been continuously listed in Utah Business magazine as one of Utah’s Legal Elite in Energy & Natural Resources.  He was also recognized in 2014-2018 by Mountain States Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star.” Most recently Mr. Jensen has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for his work in Water Law.

Awards and Distinctions:

Publications & Speaking Engagements:
  • Hydrology and the Law
    Co-chair of the Law Seminars International “Hydrology and the Law” seminar in Salt Lake City, UT on November 24, 2014.
  • ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources The Year in Review 2012.
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation ed., 2d ed. 2012 update
  • ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources The Year in Review 2011.
  • Faculty Member, 18th Annual Conference on Utah Water Law, CLE International (October 21-22, 2010)
  • Faculty Member, Continuing Legal Education Services, Half Moon LLC (February 3, 2010)
  • Instructor, Groundwater Protection Council’s National Water/Energy Sustainability Symposium (September 13-16, 2009)
  • Instructor, 2008 Salt Lake Countywide Watershed Symposium (October 28, 2008)
  • Instructor, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Lorman Education Services (July 18, 2008)
  • Instructor, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Lorman Education Services (July 18, 2007)
  • Instructor, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Lorman Education Services (April 17, 2007)
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Publications & Speaking Engagements:
  • Hydrology and the Law
    Co-chair of the Law Seminars International “Hydrology and the Law” seminar in Salt Lake City, UT on November 24, 2014.
  • ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources The Year in Review 2012.
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation ed., 2d ed. 2012 update
  • ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources The Year in Review 2011.
  • Faculty Member, 18th Annual Conference on Utah Water Law, CLE International (October 21-22, 2010)
  • Faculty Member, Continuing Legal Education Services, Half Moon LLC (February 3, 2010)
  • Instructor, Groundwater Protection Council’s National Water/Energy Sustainability Symposium (September 13-16, 2009)
  • Instructor, 2008 Salt Lake Countywide Watershed Symposium (October 28, 2008)
  • Instructor, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Lorman Education Services (July 18, 2008)
  • Instructor, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Lorman Education Services (July 18, 2007)
  • Instructor, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Lorman Education Services (April 17, 2007)

Distinctions

Parr Brown is consistently recognized by peers and clients for its sophisticated legal work.