Jon M. Lear

Practice Areas

Natural resource and environmental policy development for public and private sector interests. In recent years the primary focus of activity has been on the use of alternative fuels in the nations’ transportation fleet focusing on natural gas and liquefied natural gas products as a method to improve air quality and reduce the emission of particulate matter. Mr. Lear has also organized and implemented projects across a broad range of natural resource and energy issues including coal leases and electrical generation on native lands (Navajo); Off shore Alaska drilling negotiations in the Bering and Beaufort Seas between National Environmental groups and 6 major oil companies; North Slope Native American environmental and energy issues (Gwitchen); The development of an integrated energy plan for Yellowstone National Park.


  • Teracor 1976-1981 (Project Manager Devereaux Redevelopment Project, Salt Lake City)
  • Sundance Institute 1981-1985 (Vice President)
  • Sundance Development Corporation 1982-1990 (Vice President)
  • Center for Resource Management 1991-1996 (Vice President, Board Member)
  • Ruby Mountain Inc. 1996-2002 (Principal)


  • University of Utah (J.D., 1976; (History) H.B.A., magna cum laude, 1972)
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Phi Alpha Theta
    • Graduate, Honors College

Membership and Activities

  • Utah State Bar

Project History

  • Natural Resource Development on Indian Lands (1985 -1991)
  • Off- Shore Oil and Gas Production (1985 -1990)
  • Alternative Fuel/Air Quality Projects (1987- 2002)
    • Denver, Colorado (1987)
    • Sacramento, California (1988)
    • Los Angeles, California (1989-1994)
    • Houston, Austin, Dallas/Ft Worth, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Texas (1994-2002)
    • Juarez/ El Paso/ Las Cruces Region (1996-2002)
    • Long Island, New York City and Central New York State (1995-2002)
    • Hartford, Connecticut (1997-2001)
    • Yellowstone National Park and Greater Yellowstone/Teton Region (1998-2002)

United States Supreme Court
Supreme Court of Utah


Phone: 801-538-5003



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