An experienced litigator and zealous advocate for diverse groups within the community, Abby Dizon-Maughan represents clients in complex business and commercial litigation and plaintiff's medical malpractice.
Abby Dizon-Maughan is a shareholder and member of the Litigation practice team in Parsons Behle & Latimer’s Salt Lake City office. Ms. Dizon-Maughan possesses significant trial and courtroom experience and has been recognized by her peers as an up-and-coming litigator. She has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers/ThomsonReuters in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021, and has been recognized by the Utah State Bar for her mentorship of young attorneys.
Ms. Dizon-Maughan is a Utah native and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the University of Utah, her Master of Business Management degree from the University of Phoenix and her Juris Doctor from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, where she graduated with honors.
After graduating from law school, Ms. Dizon-Maughan started her own practice, vigorously defending the rights of the individuals accused of serious crimes. After five years, she joined a boutique firm where she transitioned from criminal defense to complex commercial litigation and medical malpractice and continued to build her skills as a litigator.
In addition to practicing law, Ms. Dizon-Maughan serves as the Chairperson for the Professional Standards Review board of the West Valley Police Department, is the Chairperson of the Criminal Justice Committee of the NAACP - Salt Lake Branch and is a former president of the Utah Minority Bar Association. She also serves on several boards of the Utah Center for Legal Inclusion, and is a member of Women Lawyers of Utah and the Salt Lake County Bar Association.
Fraud and Conspiracy Lawsuit
Representing clients in a fraud, conspiracy and RICO lawsuit, brought in Utah federal district court by a former tribal judge for appointment of a receiver and forfeiture of assets.
Independent Investigation of Sexual Harassment
Conducted an independent investigation of sexual harassment claims against Senator Gene Davis by a legislative intern.
School District Independent Investigation
Participated in the independent investigation of the events leading up to the death of Izzy Tichenor, a Black 10-year old girl who died by suicide. Izzy's mother had alleged Izzy took her life after she was bullied for her race and disability.
University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, Juris Doctor, with honors, 2012
University of Phoenix, Master of Business Management, 2007
University of Utah, Bachelor of Arts, 2001
Legal Elite, Up & Coming, Utah Business Magazine, 2021
Women in Law Award, Lawyer Monthly Magazine, 2018 and 2021
Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017-2023
Young Alumna of the Year, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, 2019
Outstanding Mentor recognition by the Utah State Bar, 2017, 2018
President's Award, NAACP-Salt Lake Branch, 2015
Utah Minority Bar Association, former president
David K. Watkiss Sutherland II American Inn of Court
Utah State Bar Leadership Academy
Utah Association for Justice
Women Lawyers of Utah
Salt Lake County Bar Association
Utah State Bar Litigation Section, member and treasurer
Utah State Bar, CLE subcommittee and member of admissions committee
American Bar Association’s Diverse Leadership Academy, member
American Bar Association’s Judicial Intern Opportunity Program, member
Former ex officio member of the Utah State Bar Commission
Chairperson for the Professional Standards Review board of the West Valley Police Department
Chairperson of the Criminal Justice Committee of the NAACP - Salt Lake Branch
Utah Center for Legal Inclusion - board member; member of Organizational Belonging Committee
Parsons Behle & Latimer Elects 10 New Shareholders to Support its Continued Growth
How a Culture War Over Race Engulfed a School District
Erik A. Christiansen and Abigail M. Dizon-Maughan Appointed to American Bar Association and NCBP Leadership Teams
“Space For Me:” Abby Dizon-Maughan on Why She Works for Change