Liz Mellem is a skilled litigator and an experienced neutral investigator regarding employment claims. Her experience with an array of complex commercial issues, including significant employment counseling and litigation, helps guide her clients toward effective and satisfactory resolutions both in and out of court.



Liz Mellem represents companies in a wide range of employment and commercial issues including:

  • Neutral investigations of internal claims of harassment, discrimination, and ethical violations
  • Harassment and discrimination defense
  • Wrongful termination defense
  • Handbook review and revision
  • Employment practices training including harassment and discrimination training of management and non-management employees
  • General commercial litigation including breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation, and ownership disputes
  • Pre-litigation negotiation and resolution of disputes

Liz focuses on creating innovative business solutions for her clients and zealously advocates for their interests from the beginning of a matter through resolution, including through trial.

Liz has spent much of her career representing clients in both Utah and Montana by traveling between the two states. She is active in the local running and biking communities in Missoula.


Nonsolicitation or Noncompete Contracts

Successfully resolved numerous cases alleging violations of non-solicitation and non-competition contract provisions.

Employee Handbooks

Worked with both large and small companies to revise and improve employee handbooks.

Wrongful Termination

Successfully defended company in alleged wrongful termination case.



University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law (2010, J.D.)

Montana State University (2004, B.S.) Major: Sociology


Parsons Behle & Latimer, Director, Vice President & Secretary 2024-2026


Utah State Bar, 2010

United States District Court, District of Utah, 2010

State Bar of Montana, 2013

United States District Court, District of Montana, 2014

Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Star: 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020



Utah State Bar Labor & Employment Section, chairperson 2017-2018 

American Bar Association, member 2010 - present


Missoula Economic Partnership, Board of Directors member, 2023 - present

Humane Society of Western Montana

  • Board of Directors 2017 - 2023
  • President of Board 2020 - 2023

Run Wild Missoula, member 2013 - present





U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Utah
U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Montana


University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law