Parsons Behle & Latimer (Parsons), one of Utah’s oldest and largest law firms is pleased to announce the inclusion of 26 of its attorneys in the 2021 issue of Mountain States Super Lawyers, including two of its shareholders in the Top 10 and Top 100 ranking; five shareholders in the Top 50 Women ranking and one shareholder who has been recognized by Super Lawyers for 10 or more years running. 

Super Lawyers selects nominees from a peer-nominated, national list of more than 200,000 attorneys. Nominations undergo an evaluation process by a highly-credentialed Blue Ribbon Panel of attorneys. Only five percent of those nominated achieve Super Lawyers status.

For 2021, John R. Lund and Francis M. Wikstrom received a “Top 10” and a “Top 100” ranking respectively in the business litigation category. Julianne P. Blanch (PI – products defense), Christina M. Jepson (employment), Katherine E. Venti (PI – products defense) and Juliette P. White (IP litigation) received recognition in the “Top 50 Women” ranking. Salt Lake City shareholder Katherine E. Venti has been ranked by Super Lawyers for at least the past 10 years.

Super Lawyers also designated the following attorneys as “Rising Stars”: Ashley C. Nikkel (Reno office – business litigation), Emily D. Holt (banking) and Alan S. Mouritsen (appellate). Other Parsons attorneys receiving honors, listed by city and practice area, are:

Boise, Ida.

Business Litigation

Richard H. Greener


J. Kevin West

Real Estate

Robert B. Burns; David S. Jensen; Frederick V. Shoemaker

Reno, Nev.


Rew R. Goodenow

Salt Lake City, Utah


Thomas T. Billings

Business Litigation

Thomas R. Barton, Raymond J. Etcheverry, Michael L. Larsen, Alex B. Leeman, John R. Lund, Francis M. Wikstrom and Zack L. Winzeler

Employment & Labor

Christina M. Jepson

Intellectual Property Litigation

Juliette P. White

Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

Charles H. Thronson

Personal Injury Products: Defense

Julianne P. Blanch, Katherine E. Venti

Professional Liability: Defense

John A. Snow

Securities Litigation

Erik A. Christiansen

Parsons congratulates these outstanding attorneys and their recognized accomplishments. To learn more, visit