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Also licensed in Utah since 1989.


Practice areas


  1. Environmental: 60%
    27 years
  2. State & Local Law: 40%
    27 years



Hourly ($270-315/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Smith Hartvigsen, PLLC

175 South Main Street
Suite 300
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111


DCActive 199007/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Utah Legal Elite - Natural ResourcesUtah Business2008
Utah Legal Elite - Natural ResourcesUtah Business2007
Outstanding Service to the Utah Water Resources CommunityAmerican Water Resources Association - Utah Section2006
District Award of MeritBoy Scouts of America2005
Certificate of RecognitionAmerican Bar Association, Urban, State, and Local Government Section1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSmith Hartvigsen PLLC2002 - Present
Associate and PartnerNielsen & Senior1992 - 2002
Associate and PartnerWheatley & Ranquist1987 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Utah Association of Special DistrictsAssociate Member2005 - Present
Rural Water Association of UtahAssociate Member2004 - Present
Farm Bureau - Idaho and UtahMember2002 - Present
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law FoundationMember2002 - Present
Boy Scouts of AmericaScout Master1997 - Present
American Water Resources Association - Utah SectionPast President1994 - Present
Utah State Bar, Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law SectionPast Chairman1989 - Present
Utah Water Users AssociationMember1989 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
The Connector - Rural Water Association of UtahWater and the Law1998
Utah Bar JournalReport on Legal Profession Study Group - Lawyers' Ancillary Business Activities1992
Utah Water Users Association NewsletterWater and the Law - regular contributorN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of Utah College of BusinessN/AMBA - Masters of Business Administration1986
Brigham Young UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Water Rights Sales and TransfersWater Change Applications2008
Special Districts in UtahCreation of Special Districts2008
Water Rights Sales and TransfersWater Change Applications2007
Special Districts in UtahCreation of Special Districts2007
Emerging Issues in Water UsageWater Rights Sole Supply Quantification2007
Water Rights Sales and TransfersWater Change Applications2006
Special Districts in UtahCreation of Special Districts2006
Water Rights Sales and TransfersWater Change Applications2005
Special Districts in UtahCreation of Special Districts2005
Water Rights Sales and TransfersWater Change Applications2004
Utah Water Law ConferenceForfeiture of Water Rights1996
Utah State Bar Annual ConventionWater Rights Research on the Internet1996
Utah Non-Point Source Water Quality ConferenceNew Water Reuse Laws1996
Water Law & Policy SeminarWildlife Issues Affecting Water Rights1995