Kristin Burnham

Practice Areas

Kristin's practice focuses on natural resources and public lands law with an emphasis on the exploration, permitting and production of oil and gas. Her primary focus is conducting complex title examinations and preparing division order opinions for fee, federal, and state lands. Prior to joining Lear & Lear in 2012, Kristin served as a law clerk with the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office.


  • Law Clerk, Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office, Salt Lake City, Utah (2011-2012)
  • Third-Year Practice Extern, Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office, Salt Lake City, Utah (2011-2012)
  • Judicial Extern, Justice Ronald Nehring, Utah Supreme Court, Salt Lake City, Utah (2010)
  • Summer Intern, United States Attorney’s Office, Salt Lake City, Utah (2010)
  • Financial Representative, Fidelity Investments, Salt Lake City, Utah (2007-2009)


  • University of Utah (J.D., with Honors 2012)
    • Utah Law Review, Articles Editor
  • Cornell University (B.A., Economics and Sociology 2005)

Membership and Activities

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

Utah Supreme Court
New Mexico Supreme Court


Phone: 801-538-5022



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