Lisa Kirschner is a leading environmental law attorney in the Intermountain West. She is recognized for her deep knowledge and experience in federal, state and local compliance obligations in a range of water quality and safe drinking water-related permitting and compliance programs. Clients include industrial, municipalities and interest groups.



As a shareholder in Parsons Behle & Latimer’s Salt Lake City office, Lisa A. Kirschner concentrates her practice on environmental regulatory counseling under major federal environmental and public lands statutes with a focus on local, state, and federal water quality laws and regulations. Ms. Kirschner teams with clients to obtain, achieve compliance with and defend permits involving all aspects of water quality regulation, including surface and groundwater discharge, underground injection, municipal water supply and treatment and wetlands. She regularly negotiates favorable settlement agreements on behalf of clients faced with water quality enforcement actions at both the state and federal levels.

Ms. Kirschner writes and speaks extensively on water quality-related topics. 


Dyno Nobel

Lead environmental litigation counsel in negotiating CWA and RCRA consent decree with the Environmental Protection Agency for two facilities in Missouri.



University of Denver College of Law (J.D., 1990)

University of Arizona (M.S., 1984)

Williams College (B.A., 1981)


Distinguished Service Award, Utah State Bar, ENREL Section 2011

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America since 2008

Named 2016 Best Lawyers in America "Lawyer of the Year" in Salt Lake City for Environmental

Recognized in Chambers USA since 2011

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rating




American Exploration and Mining Association

Board Member

Utah State Bar Association,

Natural Resource and Environmental Law Sections

Member; Chair (2005 - 2006)

American Bar Association,

Editorial Board of Natural Resources & Environmental Journal


Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation





U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Utah


University of Denver College of Law