Clifford Parkinson

About Cliff

Cliff Parkinson was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He holds a B.A. and a J.D. from Brigham Young University. He also has an M.A. in Classics from The Florida State University, where he studied the influence of Greek and Roman law on early American jurisprudence. Cliff began his legal career as a judicial clerk, first, for the Honorable Dee V. Benson of the United States District Court for the District of Utah and, next, for the Honorable Monroe G. McKay of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Cliff now maintains a varied natural resource and energy law practice. He is also engaged in the local legal community as a board member of Utah’s Center for Legal Inclusion.


Practice and Experience

Cliff has represented clients before Utah’s Board of Oil, Gas and Mining, the Interior Board of Land Appeals, the Office of Hearings and Appeals, and in state and federal courts. He has assisted clients with regulatory compliance, civil penalty appeals, and in disputes ranging from quiet title actions to misappropriation of trade secrets. He has also helped clients navigate due diligence analyses related to natural resource acquisitions.

Cliff's experience includes:

  • Associate, Lear & Lear, PLLC, Salt Lake City, Utah (2019—Present)
  • Associate, Thorpe North & Western, PLLC, Salt Lake City, Utah (2016—2019)
  • Associate, Lear & Lear, LLP, Salt Lake City, Utah (2014—2016)
  • Judicial Clerk, United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, for the Honorable Monroe G. Mckay, Salt Lake City, Utah (2013-2014)
  • Judicial Clerk, United States District Court for the District of Utah, for the Honorable Dee V. Benson, Salt Lake City, Utah (2012-2013)

Education

  • The Florida State University (M.A., 2012)
  • Brigham Young University (J.D., 2010)
  • Brigham Young University (B.A., cum laude, 2007)

Membership and Activities

  • Utah State Bar’s Litigations Section
  • Utah State Bar’s Energy, Natural Resources & Environmental Law Section

Contact

Phone: 801-538-5044

Email: clifford.parkinson@learlaw.com


Admissions:
Utah Supreme Court
United States District Court for the District of Utah
United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Publications:
“Adding Evidence of Near Eastern Influence on the Roman Twelve Tables,” Law and Diplomacy in the Ancient Near East and the Mediterranean World: The Raymond Westbrook Memorial Volume (MAARAV vol. 18.1-2), Eds. Anselm C. Hagedorn and Bruce Wells (Western Academic Press: 2013), pp. 163-188 (co-authored with John W. Welch).

About

Lear & Lear, PLLC is an energy boutique law firm with extensive experience in traditional and renewable energy sources. Our team of attorneys have years of experience helping clients reach their legal and business goals in a timley and affordable manner.

Office Locations

UTAH:
808 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Phone: 801-538-5000
Fax: 801-538-5001