David B. Hubbell

Practice Areas

Mr. Hubbell focuses his practice on energy and natural resource law. Having begun his practice as a clerk at Pruitt Gushee in 2006 he has years of experience with federal, state, Indian and fee title examination. Mr. Hubbell began his career examining title in older federal units in Utah and then became immersed in complex fee title examination in the Wattenberg Field in Colorado. From mid-2011, his practice has been largely devoted to rendering concise title opinions with straightforward recommendations for title curative for clients operating in the Bakken formation in North Dakota and Montana. In his opinion, without any old federal lease and unitization issues, it isn’t intriguing title until it contains a ghost town, a meandering river, ambiguous depth limitations and a railroad or two.


  • Associate, Holland & Hart, LLP, Salt Lake City, UT (2011-2012)
  • Associate, Holme, Roberts & Owen, LLP, Salt Lake City, UT (2008-2011)
  • Law Clerk, Pruitt Gushee, P.C., Salt Lake City, UT (2006-2008)


  • University of Utah (J.D., 2008)
  • University of Utah (B.A. English Lit., 1993)

Membership and Activities

  • Utah State Bar Association
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • Utah Association of Professional Landmen

Utah Supreme Court


Phone: 801-538-5030

Email: david.hubbell@learlaw.com


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

808 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

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