Parsons Behle & Latimer Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America™

Fifty-one attorneys recognized, eight as “Lawyer of the Year,” four as “One to Watch”

Best Lawyers in America, a preeminent guide to legal excellence in the U.S. for the past 39 years, has recognized 50 Parsons Behle & Latimer (Parsons) attorneys as the Best Lawyers in America, including eight as “Lawyer of the Year” and four additional attorneys as “One to Watch.” The 2021 Best Lawyers in America list includes attorneys in Parsons’ Boise, Idaho Falls, Reno and Salt Lake City offices.

According to Best Lawyers™, attorneys recognized in the 2021 issue were nominated by their peers for their professional excellence in 146 practice areas. The publication analyzed 8.3 million nominations of which 62,000 lawyers, (approximately five percent of attorneys in private practice in the United States) were chosen. “Lawyer of the Year” status was conferred on attorneys with extremely high overall feedback within specific practice areas and metropolitan regions. The new “One to Watch” status was conferred on up-and-coming attorneys in their respective practice areas.

Parsons Behle & Latimer attorneys who achieved Best Lawyer ranking and “Lawyer of the Year” status are as follows:

“Lawyer of the Year” 

Salt Lake City office:

Thomas Beckett, Litigation – Bankruptcy

David R. Bird, Government Relations Practice

Gary E. Doctorman, Banking and Finance Law

Stephen J. Hull, Mining Law

Michael L. Larsen, Trade Secrets Law

Michael J. Malmquist, Environmental Law 

Boise office: J. Kevin West, Insurance Law 

Parsons attorneys recognized as “Best Lawyers in America” include:

Salt Lake City office:

Richard J. Angell, Vicki M. Baldwin, Lawrence R. Barusch, J. Thomas Beckett, Thomas T. Billings, David R. Bird, Julianne P. Blanch, Jonathan K. Butler, Lynn Cardey-Yates, Erik A. Christiansen, Gary R. Doctorman, Randy L. Dryer, Raymond J. Etcheverry, William J. Evans, Shawn C. Ferrin, W. Mark Gavre, David R. Hall, Stephen J. Hull, Christina M. Jepson, Lisa A. Kirschner, Michael L. Larsen, James B. Lee, John R. Lund, Michael J. Malmquist, Geoffrey W. Mangum, Margaret Niver McGann, Hal J. Pos, John A. Snow, C. Kevin Speirs, Craig B. Terry, Michael J. Tomko, Paul D. Veasy, Katherine E. Venti, Chris Wangsgard, Juliette P. White, Francis M. Wikstrom, Michael A. Zody

Boise office:

Robert B. Burns, Richard H. Greener, Dana M. Herberholz, J. Kevin West

Reno office:  

Jim B. Butler, Rew R. Goodenow, Michael R. Kealy

“One to Watch” attorneys include:

Idaho Falls office:

Robert J. Couch, Kelsie A. Kirkham

Reno office:

Gregory Morrison, Ashley C. Nikkel

Parsons Behle & Latimer congratulates these deserving attorneys. For more information about individual attorneys, visit