Michael Judd’s practice centers on competition and information. He guides clients through complex litigation in varied industries, including disputes related to employee mobility, antitrust and trade secrets. He also maintains a vigorous First Amendment practice in which he represents media organizations in their news-gathering efforts. 



Michael is a commercial litigator focused on competitive issues. His work includes employment litigation where he represents employers in cases related to employee movement, compensation and compliance with state and federal law, including the ADA, FLSA, and FMLA.

Michael’s practice also includes complex business and intellectual-property matters, including trade-secret disputes, enforcement of restrictive covenants and anti-competitive business practices.

In his First Amendment practice, Michael also represents clients, including news media organizations, in matters that enable reporting and public oversight through access to government records, defense of defamation claims and similar legal issues.


Dismissal of Defamation Charges by GOP Leader Against The Salt Lake Tribune

Based on Michael Judd's argument of neutral reporting privilege, The Salt Lake Tribune's Motion to Dismiss was granted in a lawsuit brought by former Utah GOP director of communications for defamation. The judge's decision rested on a previous Salt Lake Tribune case outcome (Schwarz), which, in 2005, was argued by Parsons attorney Michael O'Brien.

Defended Client in Competitive Misconduct with Antitrust Issues

Defended a pharmacy services client in allegations of competitive misconduct with antitrust issues.

Nondisclosure, Nonsolicitation, Noncompetition Defense of Solar Sales Company

Defending a solar sales company in several lawsuits in Utah state and federal courts and Texas state court for competitive claims including nonsolicitation, nondisclosure and noncompetition claims. 



University of Iowa, J.D.

·      Editor in Chief of the Iowa Law Review

·      Captained the Jessup Moot Court team

·      Received the Dean’s Award for Constitutional Law

·      Earned a joint MBA at Iowa’s Tippie College of Business

Princeton University & Brigham Young University, B.A, English, Economics


Utah Legal Elite, Civil Litigation 2022

Mountain States Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2019–2023



Advisory Committee, Utah Rules of Appellate Procedure, Recording Secretary, 2019–present

Board Member, Utah Chapter, Federal Bar Association, 2020–present


President, Alumni Association, The Waterford School, 2013–present








University of Iowa College of Law