SALT LAKE CITY (July 12, 2022) – Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce that 21 attorneys in the Salt Lake City office have been selected for inclusion in the 2022 Mountain States Super Lawyers publication. Of those 21, seven were recognized as Rising Stars.

Super Lawyers is a listing of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Super Lawyers was first published in 1991 by Law & Politics and was acquired by Thomson Reuters, Legal in February 2010. Thomson Reuters is a leading source of information for businesses and professionals.

The following Snell & Wilmer attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2022 Mountain States Super Lawyers rankings:

2022 Mountain States Super Lawyers – Utah
Troy J. Aramburu, Business Litigation

Wade R. Budge, Land Use/Zoning

Brian D. Cunningham, Banking

Denise A. Dragoo*, Energy & Resources

Elizabeth “Leeza” Evensen, Real Estate

Tracy H. Fowler, PI – Products: Defense

Matthew L. Lalli**, Business Litigation

David E. Leta, Bankruptcy: Business

Brad W. Merrill,  Mergers & Acquisitions

Mark O. Morris**, Business Litigation

Stewart O. Peay, Business Litigation

Amy F. Sorenson*/**, Civil Litigation: Defense

Alan L. Sullivan**, Business Litigation

John G. Weston, Mergers & Acquisitions

*Listed in Mountain States Top 50 Women | **Listed in Mountain States Top 100 | ***Listed in Mountain States Top 10

The following Snell & Wilmer attorneys in Utah were selected for inclusion in the 2022 Mountain States Rising Stars list. The selection process for Rising Stars is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process except that to be eligible for inclusion, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less, and candidates do not go through the peer evaluation by practice area.

2022 Mountain States Rising Stars – Utah
Cameron Cutler, Business Litigation

Bret R. Evans, Business Litigation

Allison B. Hale, Real Estate

Jonathan Kotter, Banking

Rachael M. Motzkus, Real Estate

Tyson Prisbrey, Business Litigation

Zaven Sargsian, Business Litigation


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