Jonathan D. Lear

Practice Areas

Mr. Lear’s practice covers a broad range of areas related to natural resources and public lands law, and he has extensive experience on title matters in North Dakota, Montana, Oklahoma, Utah, California and South Dakota. The primary focus of his practice is the preparation of drilling, drilling and division order, acquisition, financing, perfection, and supplemental title opinions covering private, state, federal and tribal lands, for both oil and gas and hard minerals. In addition, Jonathan represents clients on lease acquisition, transactional, and financing title matters, and has extensive experience preparing title-curative documents, negotiating leases, and in administrative matters before the Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining.


  • Student Summer Associate, Lear & Lear LLP (2002)
  • Student Associate, Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot, Washington, D.C. (2003-2004)


  • Howard University School of Law (J.D., 2004)
  • University of Utah (B.S., Sociology 2000)

Membership and Activities

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

North Dakota Supreme Court
Surpreme Court of South Dakota
Utah Supreme Court


Phone: 801-538-5012



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