Gary E. Doctorman

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Gary E.Doctorman
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6780

For over 40 years, Gary has successfully represented financial institutions large and small.  Decade after decade, financial institutions have returned for representation.  Gary trains and mentors lawyers to work for financial institutions at Parsons Behle & Latimer so that the firm has the breadth and depth of legal experience to meet the needs of our financial institution clients. He currently serves as chairman of the firm's Real Estate and Finance Department. 

As Gary concentrates his practice in the financial institutions industry, his experience ranges from compliance to transactions to litigation and bankruptcy. He is able to advise, using a multi-disciplinary approach to problem-solving.  He is well-versed to pursue both complex and common transactions, litigation and regulatory issues. Gary is committed to a result-oriented and cost-effective practice aimed at solving his client’s legal issues and achieving their business goals.

Gary represents national banks, community banks, bankers’ banks, credit unions and other financial institutions in large and small transactions, negotiations, workouts, mediations, litigation, appeals and bankruptcy. With the depth of his experience and with the support of an excellent team of lawyers, Gary leads multi-disciplinary teams specializing in banking, real estate, bankruptcy, mortgage, environmental, intellectual property, water, land use, mining, oil and gas, government relations, and administrative attorneys to assist financial institutions on their complex and their day-to-day legal issues.

Gary is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of banking and finance law, commercial litigation, litigation-banking and finance, and litigation-bankruptcy. In 2015 and 2021 Gary was listed as “The Best Banking and Finance Lawyer in Salt Lake City.”

Gary routinely gives back to his community. For more than 30 years he has been a pro bono lawyer to NeighborWorks Salt Lake and supporter of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Salt Lake.  He has also been involved with other non-profit organizations. Gary served as chairman of the Banking and Finance Section of the Utah State Bar and served and chaired other Utah State Bar committees.


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Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law (J.D., 1979)

University of Utah, (B.S., 1976)

Honors: Cum Laude
Major: Finance and Economics


Recognized as the 2017 Lawyer of the Year, Utah State Bar, Banking and Finance Section

Listed in the Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Banking & Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Banking & Finance and Litigation-Bankruptcy

Named Best Lawyers in America -- Best Litigation-Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year in Salt Lake City 2020

Named Best Lawyers in America -- Best Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year in Salt Lake City 2015, 2021

Maintains a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rating

Listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers

Listed in Utah Business magazine as one of Utah’s Legal Elite

Honored with Utah State Bar Outstanding Mentor Award, 2017 and 2018



Utah State Bar Association, Banking and Finance Section
Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
(2007 - 08, 1985 - 87)
Fee Arbitration Committee
(1989 - 96)
(1992 - 96)

Salt Lake County Bar Association

Utah State Bar Association, Real Estate Section

American Bar Association,
Business Law Section
Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
Corporate Section


Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Salt Lake City
(1979 - 85)

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America
Board of Directors
(1988 - 89)

“Big Legacy” awarded by Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Utah (2008)

Neighborhood Housing of Salt Lake
Pro Bono Attorney for more than 3 decades

United Jewish Appeal
(1996 - 98)

Anti-Defamation League
Pacific Region, Board Member for more than 2 decades

Temple Har Shalom
Board Member
(2008 - 13)

Anti-Defamation League
Executive Committee, Central Pacific Region
(May 2020 - current)



U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Utah
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


Lewis and Clark College, Northwestern School of Law