Hal J. Pos

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Hal J.Pos
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6725

Mr. Pos's practice experience includes conducting environmental due diligence in connection with mineral and real estate acquisitions and financings; environmental liability reviews and audits; legacy site cleanups and redevelopment; mine and landfill closures with a particular goal of minimizing potential CERCLA liability; negotiating and drafting environmental indemnity agreements; representing potentially responsible parties under CERCLA in negotiations and litigation with other potentially responsible parties, state and federal agencies, and insurance companies concerning site cleanups; defending environmental toxic tort claims; and representing parties in environmental civil and criminal enforcement matters.

Mr. Pos has published and presented numerous papers before state bars and professional organizations on CERCLA, Brownfields, and environmental litigation and insurance topics.

Mr. Pos served Parsons Behle & Latimer’s board of directors from 1996 to 2021 and most recently president and CEO of the firm.


Practice Areas



Washington University (J.D. 1984)

Washington University Journal of Contemporary Law, Recent Developments Editor

Carleton College, magna cum laude (B.A., 1981)

Attended University of Copenhagen School of International Business (Copenhagen, Denmark 1980)

Attended Warsaw School of Economic Planning (Warsaw, Poland 1980)


Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Rating for multiple years

Chambers USA Eminent Practitioner in Utah for Energy & Natural Resources Law, 2010-2020

Mountain States Super Lawyers (2007- 2019)

Environmental Law Section of Best Lawyers in America since 2005

Best Lawyers' Salt Lake City Environmental Lawyer of the Year (2011, 2018); Salt Lake City Litigation - Environmental Lawyer of the Year (2014, 2020)

Utah State Bar Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law Section, Lawyer of the Year (1996-1997)

Utah Legal Elite, Environmental Law



Board of Trustees
(2011 - 2019)
Emeritus Director
Co-Vice Chairperson North America
(2015 - 2019)

Mountain States Legal Foundation
Board of Litigation
(1996 - 2014)
Past Chairperson

Utah State Bar
Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Section
Past Chairperson

Utah State Bar Association
Environmental Law Committee
Past Chairperson


Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce
Board of Governors

Utah Jewish Family Services
Board of Directors and Officer

The McGillis School
Chairman, Board of Trustees
(2011 - 2013)
Board of Trustees
(2008 - Current)

Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, Environmental Committee
Past Chairperson


U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Utah


Washington University School of Law