Shawn T. Welch

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Licensed for 25 years

Serving Salt Lake City, UT (view address)

Shawn T. Welch

Serving Salt Lake City, UT (view address)

About Shawn T. Welch

Mr. Welch focuses his practice on natural resource development, with an emphasis on litigation involving oil and gas development, NEPA compliance, permitting, and public lands management. He has extensive experience representing clients in federal and state courts, as well as administrative agencies, including the Interior Board of Land Appeals and the Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining. Mr. Welch is admitted to practice law in Utah and Wyoming. He is currently listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for natural resources law and oil and gas law.
Holland & Hart LLP

Areas of Law

  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Natural Resources
  • Public Land Law
  • Litigation
  • Real Property
  • Business Law
  • Open Lands
  • Ranch Services

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Admission Details

Admitted in 1999, U.S. District Court, District of Utah
2001, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
1994, Illinois
1995, Utah
2008, Wyoming

Law School Attended
University of Illinois

Class of 1994

University Attended

Utah State University
Class of 1991
cum laude

Special Agencies
U.S. Interior Board of Land Appeals
Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining.
Associations & Memberships
Utah State Bar (Public Lands Committee Chair, Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law Section)
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
Utah Association of Professional Landmen
American Association of Professional Landmen.
Representative Cases
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance v. Bureau of Land Management, et al., 425 F.3d 735 (10th Cir. 2005)
San Juan County, Utah v. United States of America, 503 F.3d 1163 (10th Cir. 2007) (en banc).

Attorney FAQs

What year was this attorney first admitted to the bar?
Shawn T. Welch was admitted in 1994 to the state of Illinois.
Is this attorney admitted to the bar in more than one state?
Yes, Shawn T. Welch is admitted to practice in Illinois, Utah and Wyoming.
Is this attorney admitted to practice in any U.S. Federal Courts?
Shawn T. Welch is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and United States District Court for the District of Utah.
How many attorneys are in this law firm?
Holland & Hart LLP has 440 attorneys at this location.
What law school did this attorney attend?
Shawn T. Welch attended University of Illinois.


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