Derek Langton

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Derek Langton
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6704

Derek Langton is a shareholder at Parsons Behle & Latimer, a past chair of the firm’s Litigation practice group, and also a member of the firm’s Employment Law practice group. The primary emphasis of his practice is in the areas of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, and the protection of trade secrets. He is also actively involved in other areas of employment law, as well as in business, commercial and real property litigation.

Mr. Langton has been with Parsons Behle & Latimer for more than 30 years. During that time, he has litigated numerous cases involving non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, and confidentiality (or non-disclosure) agreements, and the protection of trade secrets. He frequently advises both employers and employees regarding such agreements. He has also represented employers in a variety of employment discrimination, wrongful termination, and sexual harassment matters. In addition, Mr. Langton has extensive experience in complex commercial and contract litigation, and in real property litigation, including road access issues, easements, boundary disputes, and condemnation or eminent domain.

Mr. Langton is a skilled trial lawyer and has tried numerous cases during his career involving, among other things, disputes in the areas of employment, non-compete agreements, trade secrets, contracts, real property, condemnation, and complex commercial matters. He holds an AV® rating through the Martindale-Hubbell rating service. He has served as a bar examiner for the Utah State Bar for approximately 25 years, and he is the longstanding chairperson of the contracts committee of bar examiners. He also previously served as the chairperson of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Utah State Bar.

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University of Utah College of Law (J.D., 1983)

Staff Member, Utah Law Review, (1982 - 1983)
William H. Leary Scholar

University of Utah (B.A., 1978)

Honors: Magna Cum Laude


Listed in Utah Legal Elite by Utah Business Magazine (multiple years)

AV® Preeminent™ rated through Martindale-Hubbell

Formerly active in the Boy Scouts of America



Utah State Bar
Member, Labor & Employment Section
Chair, Contracts Committee of Bar Examiners
Bar Exam Grader

American Bar Association
(1983 - Present)

Salt Lake County Bar Association
(1983 - Present)

Federal Bar Association


U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit


University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law