Rick Angell is a director and vice president of the firm and previously chaired Parsons Behle & Latimer’s Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources practice group. His practice focuses on solving complex environmental challenges facing the extractive, refining and manufacturing sectors with a unique combination of legal perspective and technical insight.



Rick Angell is a member of Parsons Behle & Latimer’s Environmental, Energy & Natural Resources (EENR) practice group. Rick assists clients with a broad range of environmental compliance, transactional and litigation issues. He is the past chairperson of the EENR practice group and currently a firm vice president and secretary on the firm's Board of Directors. 

A significant portion of Rick’s practice relates to hazardous materials and wastes and how they are handled for purposes of risk management, accident prevention and regulatory compliance as well as emergency response and long-term remediation in the event there is a release into the workplace or environment. Rick represents clients in administrative and judicial environmental enforcement proceedings, permit applications and appeals, remediation and cost recovery under CERCLA and other statutes as well as toxic tort litigation.

Rick conducts environmental due diligence for acquisitions and financing transactions in the United States and internationally. His transactional and compliance expertise includes development of sustainable business practices and addressing climate change issues. He also comments on behalf of clients on environmental and occupational health rules and permitting issues.

Another substantial component of Rick’s regulatory compliance and permitting practice includes voluntary cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated property. Rick has worked on numerous projects around the United States with a focus on natural resource, refining, manufacturing and energy-related matters.


Represented two companies in separate transactions to acquire the rights to demolish, salvage and sell the salvaged materials from brownfield sites in the State of Texas.



George Washington University Law School (J.D., 1996)

Cornell University (B.A., 1993)

Dual degrees in government and biology.


Best Lawyers in America: Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental; Salt Lake City Lawyer of the Year, Litigation - Environmental, 2022

Chambers USA: Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries



Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation






George Washington University Law School