Mitchell S. Maio

Practice Areas

Mitch’s practice focuses on many areas of complex oil and gas title analysis, including federal leases and holdings, water rights and split estates. Mitch also has experience in various civil and domestic areas, including victim advocacy, contract negotiation, appellate practice, and public policy. Because of his legal experience and that of a Policy Advisor for the Governor's Public Lands Policy Coordination Office, one of Mr. Maio’s main areas of interest is natural resource law as it pertains to public lands.


  • Policy Advisor, Governor's Public Lands Policy Coordination Office (2011-2013)
  • Appellate Attorney, Mohrman & Schofield PC (2010-2011)
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Presiding Judge Pamela T. Greenwood, Utah Court of Appeals (2008-2010)
  • Law Clerk, Kennecott Utah Copper Corporation Office of General Counsel (2006-2008)
  • Law Clerk, Salt Lake Rape Recovery Center (2005)
  • Pitcher, St. Louis Cardinals (2002-2003)


  • University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law (J.D., 2007)
  • University of Utah (B.S., 2002)

Membership and Activities

  • Utah State Bar Association
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation

Utah Supreme Court

Civic Involvement:
Member, University of Utah Young Alumni Board (2010-Present)
Founder and Chair, Utah Men Against Sexual Violence (UMASV) (2000-2003)
Community Educator, Salt Lake Rape Recovery Center (1998-2002)


Phone: 801-538-5041



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