Lisa A. Kirschner

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Lisa A.Kirschner
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6649

Lisa A. Kirschner is a partner in the Salt Lake City office of Parsons Behle & Latimer. Her practice focuses on environmental regulatory counseling under major federal environmental and public lands statutes with a focus on local, state, and federal water quality laws and regulations. She has teamed with clients to obtain, comply with, and defend permits involving all aspects of water quality regulation, including surface and groundwater discharge, underground injection, municipal water supply and treatment, and wetlands. She has negotiated favorable settlement agreements on behalf of clients faced with water quality enforcement actions at both the state and federal level.

Ms. Kirschner writes and speaks extensively on water quality-related topics. She is currently on the editorial board of the American Bar Association’s Natural Resources & Environment Law Journal.


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University of Denver College of Law (J.D., 1990)

Joe Rudd Scholar
Finalist in the 1989 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation's Natural Resource Writing Competition
Member of the University of Denver Law Review

University of Arizona (M.S., 1984)

Williams College (B.A., 1981)


Distinguished Service Award, Utah State Bar, ENREL Section 2011

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America

Named 2016 Best Lawyers in America "Lawyer of the Year" in Salt Lake City for Environmental

Recognized in Chambers USA

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rating


United States Supreme Court, 2003

United States Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2003

United States Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1990

United States District Court District of Utah, 1990

Utah State Bar, 1990



Utah State Bar Association,
Natural Resource and Environmental Law Sections
Member; Chair (2005 - 2006)

American Bar Association,
Editorial Board of Natural Resources & Environmental Journal

Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation


U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Utah


University of Denver College of Law