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Elizabeth M. Butler


Phone: 801-534-7220
VCard
Associate
PRACTICE FOCUS:
Environmental Law
Litigation
EDUCATION:
S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, J.D., Highest Honors, 2011
Order of the Coif
William H. Leary Scholar 
Quinney Award (5th highest cumulative G.P.A. in class)
Associate Editor, Utah Law Review
Hamilton College, B.A., Psychology, B.A., Economics
CAREER:
Clerkship, Utah Attorney General, Environmental Division, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009-2010
PERSONAL:
Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Liz is an avid hockey fan and a chicken wing connoisseur. Liz enjoys hiking, soccer and long-distance running as well and she was the second place female finisher overall in the 2010 Salt Lake Marathon.

FIRM:

Associate


PRACTICE FOCUS:

Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Intellectual Property Litigation

Environmental and Natural Resources Law


EXPERTISE:

Practices commercial litigation in several areas including complex business litigation, intellectual property litigation, natural resource litigation, securities, real estate, and competitive issues.

Litigated case of first impression in Utah jurisprudence involving interpretation of Utah’s constitution and common law doctrine related to access to and use of waters flowing over private property in the State of Utah.

Extensive experience litigating competitive issues including both enforcement and defense of restrictive covenants.

Experience litigating intellectual property matters requiring interpretation of complex patents as well as cases in the realm of copyright and trademark law. 

Counseling and representation of public and private employers on labor and employment matters including, but not limited to collective bargaining, grievances, arbitration, labor litigation and related matters.


CAREER:

Intern, for the Honorable Dee Benson, United States District Court for the District of Utah, Spring 2010 

Clerkship, Utah Attorney General, Environmental Division, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009-2010 


EDUCATION:

S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, J.D., Highest Honors, 2011

Order of the Coif

William H. Leary Scholar, Quinney Award (5th highest cumulative G.P.A. in class)

Associate Editor, Utah Law Review

CALI Award for highest grade in eight law school courses including: Current Issues in Law & Biosciences, Criminal Procedure, Administrative Law, Legal Methods, Constitutional Law and Property.

Hamilton College, B.A., Psychology, B.A., Economics


PERSONAL:

Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Liz is an avid hockey fan and a chicken wing connoisseur. She enjoys hiking, skiing, and long-distance running. Liz was the second place female finisher in the 2010 Salt Lake Marathon, a three-time winner of the Mid-Mountain Marathon, and a two-time winner of the Triple Trail Challenge in Park City, Utah.

Industry Awards

SuperLawyers

2014 & 2015 Super Lawyers Rising Star in Intellectual Property Litigation

Bar Admittance

2011, Utah