Meet the Section Chairs

The Utah State Bars hosts a variety of sections and divisions, each focused on a particular area of law. They provide CLE activities, legislative guidance, and peer networking and public service opportunities.

Divisions of the Utah State Bar

Division TitleTwitter FacebookCurrent ChairEmailWork PhoneSection Leadership Change
Paralegal DivisionLorraine Wardle801-257-7200June
Young LawyersDani Cepernich

Sections of the Utah State Bar

Section TitleTwitter  FacebookCurrent ChairEmailWorkPhoneSection Leadership Change
Antitrust LawJeremy Stewart801-257-1865end of June
Appellate PracticeSarah Spencer801-530-6716
Banking & FinanceDavid Recksiek952-836-67253rd Wed. of June
Bankruptcy LawLaurie Cayton801-524-3031
Business LawEmily Sharp Rains206-283-5593April
Collection LawSean Morrissey801-285-57004th Thurs. of April
Communications LawSharon Bertelsen801-531-30801st week of October
Community AssociationPeter Harrison801-692-07943rd Thrus. Of April
Constitutional LawMike Palumbo
Construction LawJeffrey R. Handy801-531-7000July 1st
Corporate CounselElizabeth Thompson801-341-56254th Thurs. of April
Criminal LawJoel Kittrell801-531-2000July 1st
CyberlawJeffrey Adams801-701-9676
Dispute ResolutionRuss Gray801-548-36324th Thurs. of April
Education LawJeffrey Christensen801-826-5000
Elder LawAllison Barger801-355-1450May/June
Environmental LawMark Burghardt801-933-7360October
Estate Planning LawGeoff Germane801-426-21–
Family LawMckette Allred435-381-5326June
Franchise LawBrennan Moss801-350-9000
Government & AdminDianne Orcutt385-468-7700
Health LawJess Griffiths435-901-0258
Indian LawMichael Walch801-426-21003rd Thurs. of April
Intellectual PropertyAndrew Hufford801-781-1712July 1st
International LawKirton McConkie801-328-3600
Juvenile LawMonica Diaz Greene801-521-52254th Thurs. of April
Labor & EmploymentAlissa M. Mellem1st Wed. of August
Limited Scope RepresentationVirginia L. Sudbury801-831-9623
LitigationMichael Stahler(801) 532-7080July 1st
Military LawDarrin Johns801-586-4185
Non-Profit/Charitable LawSam Lambert801-532-1500
Real PropertyCraig Jensen801-257-1900May
Securities LawPaula Faerber801-531-7090
Senior Lawyers
Solo, Small Firm& Rural PracticeBrent Burningham3rd Thurs. of June
Tax LawNathan Runyan801-799-58004th Wed. of May