Parsons Behle & Latimer (Parsons), one of Utah’s largest law firms is pleased to announce the inclusion of 30 of its attorneys in the 2022 issue of Mountain States Super Lawyers, including one of its shareholders in the Top 10 ranking; two shareholders in the Top 100 ranking; three shareholders in the Top 50 Women ranking; and three shareholders who have 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 5% of those nominated achieve Super Lawyers status.

For 2022, Francis M. Wikstrom received a “Top 10 and a Top 100” ranking in the business litigation category. Julianne P. Blanch received a ranking in the “Top 100” list for general litigation. Blanch also received ranking in the “Top 50 Women” category in PI – Products Defense, along with Christina M. Jepson (Employment) and Juliette P. White (IP litigation). Salt Lake City shareholders Katherine E. Venti and Zack L. Winzeler, and Boise shareholder J. Kevin West have been ranked by Super Lawyers for at least the past 10 years.

Super Lawyers also designated the following attorneys as “Rising Stars”: Liz Butler (IP litigation); Abigail Dizon-Maughan (civil litigation: defense), Emily D. Holt (banking), Michael Judd (business litigation); Darren Neilson (bankruptcy: business), Ashley C. Nikkel (Reno office – business litigation).

 Other Parsons attorneys receiving honors, listed by city and practice area, are:

Boise, Ida.

Business Litigation

Richard H. Greener


J. Kevin West

IP Litigation

Brook B. Bond

Dana M. Herberholz

Real Estate

Robert B. Burns

David S. Jensen

Frederic V. Shoemaker

Reno, Nev.


Rew R. Goodenow

Salt Lake City, Utah

Business Litigation

Thomas R. Barton

Raymond J. Etcheverry

Michael L. Larsen

Alex B. Leeman

John R. Lund

Nathan D. Thomas

Francis M. Wikstrom

Zack L. Winzeler

Employment & Labor

Christina M. Jepson

Michael Patrick O’Brien

IP 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