F. Robert Reeder

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F. Robert Reeder
Of Counsel

Bob Reeder is of counsel at Parsons Behle & Latimer. He is special counsel to a number of the West's largest mining and manufacturing concerns in regulatory proceedings and contract negotiations involving energy and related matters. His practice centers on economic regulation and public utility related issues for large industrial users.

He appears for domestic industrial consumers before the state regulatory agencies in Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, and Idaho, and before federal regulatory agencies. Internationally, he has represented clients in transactions for acquiring energy and developing infrastructure for delivery of energy in the deregulated energy markets of Chile, Peru, Argentina, Venezuela, and East Africa. He is also actively engaged in the local community in a variety of ways unrelated to his legal practice.

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University of Utah College of Law, Salt Lake City, Utah (J.D., 1967)


Recognized since 1991 in The Best Lawyers in America, Energy Law

Named Best Lawyers’ 2012 Salt Lake City Administrative/Regulatory Law Lawyer of the Year

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rating since 1981

Recognized in Who's Who in America



Parsons Behle & Latimer, Board of Directors (1974-92)

Holy Cross Foundation, Board of Directors (1981-90), Chairman (1987-90)

Holy Cross Hospital, Board of Directors (1990-93), Treasurer (1986-87), Vice Chairman (1987-93)

Holy Cross Health Services Utah, Board of Directors (1993-94), Treasurer (1993-94)

Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, Board of Directors (1995-2007), Vice Chairman (1995-2000), Chairman (2000-07)

University Hospital Foundation, Board of Trustees (1994-95)

Utah Hospital and Health Systems Association, Board of Directors (2005-13)

This is the Place Foundation, Board Member (2006-present)

Appointed by Governor Jon Huntsman Jr. to the Health Facilities Committee (2006-14)

American Bar Association, Member

Salt Lake County Bar, Ethics Advisory Committee (1989-94)


United States Army Reserve (1967-73)

Honorary Colonel, Salt Lake City Police/Salt Lake County Sheriff

Cottonwood Country Club, Board of Directors (1978-82) President (1981-82)

The Country Club (Salt Lake), Member

Salt Lake Rotary Club, Member


U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces


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