Matthew Jensen

Matthew Jensen

American Bar Association, Environment, Energy, and Resources Section
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Utah
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Summary

Matthew is a member of Parr Brown’s Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law team. Before joining Parr Brown, he was a partner at another Salt Lake law firm. He also served as a clerk to the Honorable Justice Matthew B. Durrant of the Utah Supreme Court.

Licensed in both Utah and Nevada, Mr. Jensen has assisted clients on a wide range of natural resource transactions, administrative proceedings, litigation, appeals, and legislative lobbying. Specifically, Mr. Jensen has advised clients in regards to water rights, mineral title, mining permits, geothermal energy issues, oil and gas development, stream alteration, section 404 wetland permits, and other areas. He has conducted comprehensive water rights analyses and due diligence for municipalities, private water companies, developers, and large farming operations.

Before attending law school, Mr. Jensen worked at Monsanto’s Enoch Valley Phosphate Mine, Bridger Coal Mine, and the Utah Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining (DOGM). He also worked for the University of Utah Seismograph Stations studying mining-induced seismicity. Mr. Jensen’s experience and education in mining engineering and geology help him to address highly technical legal matters and give him a unique perspective to many of the issues facing our clients.

Mr. Jensen was recognized in the 2017-2019 editions of Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Environmental, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries. He has been continuously listed in Utah Business magazine as one of Utah’s Legal Elite in Energy & Natural Resources. He was also recognized in 2014-2018 by Mountain States Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star.” Most recently Mr. Jensen has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for his work in Water Law.

Practice Area
  • Appeals & Appellate
Additional Practice Areas
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Water Law
  • Mining Law
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Commercial Litigation Services
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Utah
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
American Bar Association, Environment, Energy, and Resources Section
Current
American Water Resources Association (AWRA), Current Executive Board Member and Past President of Utah Section
Current
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Special Institutes Committee Member
Current
Education
University of Utah
Graduate Certificate | Environmental and Natural Resources Law
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The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
J.D. (2005)
Honors: Order of the Coif
Activities: Note and Comment Editor, University of Utah Law Review
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University of Utah
B.S. | Mining Engineering
Honors: cum laude
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Awards
Water Law
Best Lawyers in America
America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
Chambers USA
Utah Legal Elite, Energy and Natural Resources
Utah Business Magazine
Rising Star in Energy and Natural Resource Law
Mountain States Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Utah State Bar # 10693
Member
Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Matthew Jensen - Parr Brown Gee & Loveless
Contact & Map
Parr Brown Gee & Loveless
101 South 200 East
Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
USA
Telephone: (801) 532-7840
Cell: (801) 257-7912
Fax: (801) 532-7750