Chambers USA Guide (Chambers), a preeminent legal ranking and resource guide has named Parsons Behle & Latimer (Parsons) among the top law firms in Utah in its 2020 issue. Parsons received Chambers highest ranking (band one) in the practice areas of Environment, Natural Resources Regulated Industries as well as Commercial Litigation. In the Real Estate practice area, Parsons received the second-highest ranking – band two and a band three ranking in the areas of Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions and Intellectual Property. In 2020, Parsons Labor and Employment department rose to band two. Additionally, the firm’s Boise office achieved a band two ranking in the Real Estate practice area. Parsons’s Reno office ranked as band one in the Environment practice area.
Firm-wide, 28 attorneys were recognized in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA Guide, including 23 located in the firm’s Salt Lake City office. They are: Richard J. Angell, Barbara Bagnasacco, J. Michael Bailey, Julianne P. Blanch, Jim B. Butler, Erik A. Christiansen, Raymond J. Etcheverry, Shawn C. Ferrin, George M. Flint, W. Mark Gavre, Stephen J. Hull, Christina M. Jepson, Lisa A. Kirschner, Michael L. Larsen, John R. Lund, Michael J. Malmquist, Geoffrey W. Mangum, Kerry L. Owens, Hal J. Pos, Michael J. Tomko, Juliette P. White, Francis M. Wikstrom and Michael A. Zody. Attorneys recognized in Parsons’ Boise office are: Robert B. Burns, David S. Jensen, Norman M. Semanko and J. Kevin West. In Parsons’ Reno office, Chambers recognized attorney Jim B. Butler.
Chambers and Partners, the publishers of Chambers USA Guide, conduct thousands of in-depth client interviews to assess the reputations and expertise of business lawyers to determine rankings. Chambers rankings are one of the most highly regarded reference sources by general legal counsel and other purchasers of legal services.