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Julianne P. Blanch Named as One of Utah Business Magazine’s 2020 “Women of the Year”
November 05, 2020


Parsons Behle & Latimer shareholder and Litigation, Trials & Appeals Department Chair Julianne P. Blanch has been honored by Utah Business Magazine as one of its 2020 “Women of the Year.” Blanch is a leading litigator in the nation and directs one of the largest and most successful litigation practice teams in the Intermountain West at Parsons Behle & Latimer.

Blanch says, “Since I moved here in 1993 with my husband (an Ogden native), I have been at home in a state that is so easy to embrace for its natural beauty, outdoor activities and warm people. It is therefore gratifying to be not just a woman of the year, but a Utah Woman of the Year.” 

Not only is Blanch a recognized attorney but has been a community advocate since childhood. In 2011, Blanch earned the Utah March of Dimes Volunteer of the year Award and served as board member and chair. She has been vice president and board member of the Salt Lake Rotary Club and a board member of the Planned Parenthood Action Committee. Blanch also served as past president of the board of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area. Currently, Blanch is the commissioner of Utah Pro Bono Commission; serves on the board of the Guadalupe School; and on the Community Advisory Board of Ronald McDonald House. Regardless of her busy professional schedule, Blanch is well-known for her mentorship of young attorneys looking to gain advice as they grow their practices.

Hal J. Pos, Parsons Behle & Latimer president and CEO says, “I am so very pleased that Juli is being honored by Utah Business Magazine as one of its 2020 “Women of the Year.” Juli is truly a remarkable women who has exceled and accomplished so much within and outside her professional career. Juli is not only an outstanding attorney and leader in our law firm but she is a caring, compassionate, and empathetic person who is committed to providing our clients with excellent legal services with the highest levels of professionalism and integrity. Juli serves as a beacon of success and inspiration to all of us, but in particular, the women in our firm, by demonstrating that they can thrive and succeed in largely a male-dominated industry. We are so fortunate that Juli is a shareholder and member of our firm. On behalf of Parsons Behle & Latimer I extend my heartfelt congratulations to Juli on this honor.”

A rare Utah attorney who is both an experienced litigator and appellate attorney, Blanch has tried contract disputes, property rights issues, criminal, product liability, automobile, premises liability and wrongful death cases. She has handled dozens of appeals on the state and federal levels, including more than 40 published opinions. Blanch has argued before the Utah Court of Appeals, the Utah Supreme Court and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Currently, Blanch is Fellow and President of the Utah chapter of the American Bar Association. She is one of only seven Utah members of the International Society of Barristers and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers – both invitation-only, elite trial attorney organizations. She is a member and Utah board representative of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Blanch regularly presents at seminars for Utah lawyers and has taught Trial Advocacy as an adjunct professor at the S.J. Quinney Law School.

Parsons Behle & Latimer congratulates Juli Blanch for her tremendous contribution to the firm, legal industry and community.