Jacob A. Santini

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Jacob A.Santini
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6685

Jacob Santini is a member of Parsons Behle & Latimer’s Environmental and Natural Resources and Litigation practice groups.  

Regulatory Compliance and Permitting Practice:

Jacob’s regulatory practice is focused in the field of air quality law.  Some of the types of matters that Jacob’s environmental practice include:

•    Assisting clients and coalitions as state and federal regulators consider and develop rules implementing the Clean Air Act.
•    Helping clients prepare for and obtain major/minor NSR and Title V permits.
•    Assisting clients in resolving noncompliance matters.

Jacob’s regulatory and permitting practice has also led him to serve as the co-chair of the Utah Manufacturers Association Air Quality Committee.

Litigation Practice

Jacob’s litigation practice is primarily dedicated to environmental and natural resources litigation.  Some of the types of matters that Jacob’s litigation practice includes:

•    Defending agency decisions to issues NSR permits in administrative and judicial proceedings.
•    Defending against citizen suits filed under the Clean Air Act.
•    Challenging agency rulemaking decisions in the federal appellate courts.
•    Defending against civil and criminal enforcement actions for noncompliance.
•    Litigating toxic tort and environmental property damage.  

Given his expertise in administrative law, Jacob’s litigation practice also covers compliance issues arising under the OSHA/MSHA programs.  

Jacob served as a law clerk for then-Chief Justice Christine M. Durham of the Utah Supreme Court after graduating from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2009 with high honors.  Jacob has been recognized as a Rising Star in the environmental practice area by the Mountain States Super Lawyers (2014 and 2015) and has served as a vice chair for newsletters for the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources’ Air Quality Committee (2014-2016).

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University of Utah (J.D., 2009)

Graduated with High Honors
William H. Leary Scholar
Recipient of the Leadership Scholarship
Executive Articles Editor for the Utah Law Review

Utah State University (B.S., 1999)


Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Star, Environmental, 2019


U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Utah
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit


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