Maren Barker

Practice Areas

Maren focuses her practice on natural resources and public lands law with an emphasis on the exploration, permitting and production of oil and gas. Maren’s primary focus is conducting complex title examinations and preparing drilling, lease acquisitions and division order opinions for fee, Federal, State and Indian lands in Oklahoma, Utah, North Dakota, New Mexico, and Montana. Maren also assists clients with drafting and negotiating real property related instruments.

Prior to joining Lear & Lear in 2011, Maren practiced an array of litigation matters involving complex commercial litigation and general civil litigation. Maren’s background includes civil litigation, real property law, contract drafting and negotiating, family law, contract disputes, and resolving disputes through settlement conferences, arbitration, mediation, and bench trials. Maren also represented family law clients in the area of alimony, custody, termination of parental rights, and related divorce matters.


  • Associate, Cannon Law Group, Salt Lake City, Utah (2010-2011)
  • Summer Associate, Roetzel & Andress, Naples, Florida (2008)
  • Judicial Extern, Arizona State Court of Appeal, Phoenix, Arizona (2007)


  • University of Florida (J.D., 2009)
    • Vice President, Sports & Entertainment Law Society
    • Teaching Assistant in Legal Research & Writing
    • Teaching Assistant of Appellate Advocacy
    • Teaching Assistant of Trial Practice
  • University of Utah (B.S., Magna Cum Laude 2004)

Membership and Activities

  • California State Bar
  • Nevada State Bar
  • Utah State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Utah Association of Professional Landman
    • President (2017-2018)
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

California State Bar

  • Supreme Court of California
  • United State District Court for the Middle District of California
Nevada State Bar
  • Nevada Supreme Court
Utah State Bar
  • Utah Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the District of Utah
Oklahoma State Bar
North Dakota State Bar
Wyoming State Bar


Phone: 801-538-5027



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