PeopleDenise A. Dragoo
Denise A. Dragoo

Denise A. Dragoo

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PeopleDenise A. Dragoo

  • Washington University School of Law (LL.M., Environmental and Land Use Law, 1977)
    • Howard Stamper Scholarship
  • University of Utah College of Law (J.D., 1976)
    • Utah Bar and Gavel Society
    • Articles Editor, Journal of Contemporary Law
  • University of Colorado (B.A., History, with honors, 1973)

  • State Bar of Utah
    • Judicial Conduct Commission, Past Chair and Member (1992-2002)
    • Natural Resources Section, Distinguished Lawyer (1996)
  • Utah Board of Bar Commissioners, Commissioner (1991-2002)
  • American Bar Association
    • SEER Section Leadership Council (2010-2016)
    • Public Lands Committee, Chair (1993-2001)
    • Mining Committee, Vice-Chair (1997-2000)
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow (1993-present)
  • Women Lawyers of Utah, Inc. (1980-present)
    • Woman Lawyer of the Year (1997)
  • Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute
    • President Elect (2011)
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
    • Trustee (1988-present)
    • Executive Committee (2002-2004)
  • National Mining Association, Board Member
  • Utah Mining Association, Board Member
  • Commercial Real Estate Women Network, Utah Chapter (CREW Utah)

  • Utah State Bar Outstanding New Lawyer Training Program Award (2018)
  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Alumna of the Year (2016)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation, Government Relations Practice, Mining Law, Natural Resources Law (2006-2019)
    • Salt Lake City Lawyer of the Year, Natural Resources Law (2017)
    • Salt Lake City Lawyer of the Year, Mining Law (2015)
    • Salt Lake City Lawyer of the Year, Government Relations Practice (2014)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business®, Energy & Natural Resources (2010-2019)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Energy & Resources (2007-2019)
    • Top 50 Women (2013-2014, 2016-2019)
    • Top 40 Women (2007-2011)
  • Lawdragon Top 3000 Leading Lawyers in America (2010-2011)
  • Super Lawyers®, Energy & Resources - Business Edition (2011)
  • Super Lawyers®, Energy & Resources - Corporate Counsel Edition (2009-2010)
  • Utah's Legal Elite: Energy/Natural Resources (2009-2011, 2013-2019), Environmental (2012), Utah Business Magazine

  • Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Board of Trustees (2017-present)
  • State Law Resources Board, Chair (2013-2014)
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Trustee
    • Grants Committee, Chair
    • Special Institutes Committee, Member
  • Mountain States Legal Foundation
    • Litigation Board, Past Chair, Member
  • Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute, Immediate Past President
    • 100th Annual Meeting Program, President (2012)
    • Board Member
  • Utah Museum of Natural History, Fundraising Committee
  • Utah Law & Justice Center
    • Founding Board Member
  • Alta Club, Board of Directors (2012-2015)
  • Junior League of Salt Lake City
    • Community Outreach Board of Directors, Member
  • Legal Aid Society
    • Board Member (1993-2005)
    • Chair (1999-2001)
    • "And Justice for All," Board Member (1998-2005)
  • Salt Lake City Land Use Appeals Board (1996-2005)
  • Salt Lake City Futures Commission (1996-1998)

  • Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall and McCarthy, Shareholder, Officer, Director
  • Fabian and Clendenin, Shareholder, Director
  • State of Utah, Department of Natural Resources, Special Assistant Attorney General

  • Utah

  • Supreme Court of Utah
  • United States District Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit