SALT LAKE CITY (March 21, 2019) – Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce that 23 of its Salt Lake City attorneys have been selected to Utah Business magazine’s 2019 Utah Legal Elite. The Utah Legal Elite list recognizes the state’s top lawyers as selected by their peers.

Active members of the Utah State Bar are invited to vote for peers whom they consider the state’s best attorneys. Individuals could vote for up to eight lawyers, with a maximum of three from their own firm. To be listed, attorneys must have at least five years of practice.

Listed below are the 2019 Utah Legal Elite Snell & Wilmer attorneys and the practice areas in which they are honored:


Brian D. Cunningham

James H. Jones



Troy J. Aramburu

David E. Leta


Civil Litigation

Timothy J. Dance

Michael A. Gehret

Matthew L. Lalli

Elizabeth O. McOmber

Mark O. Morris

Stewart O. Peay

Paul W. Shakespear

Amy F. Sorenson

Jeremy J. Stewart

Alan L. Sullivan


Energy/Natural Resources

Denise A. Dragoo


Mergers & Acquisitions

Cortland P. Andrews

Brad W. Merrill

John G. Weston


Real Estate

Wade R. Budge

Elizabeth (Leeza) Evensen

W. Brian Hulse


Up and Coming

Parker A. Allred

Douglas P. Farr


About Snell & Wilmer

Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm with more than 425 attorneys practicing in 12 locations throughout the United States and in Mexico, including Salt Lake City, Utah; Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona; Los Angeles and Orange County, California; Denver, Colorado; Washington, D.C.; Boise, Idaho; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Los Cabos, Mexico. The firm represents clients ranging from large, publicly traded corporations to small businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs. For more information, visit