PeopleDenise A. Dragoo

Denise A. Dragoo

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 (2006-2020)
    • 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 (2010-2020)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Energy & Resources (2007-2020)
    • Top 50 Women (2013-2014, 2016-2020)
    • 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, 2020), 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)

  • Appointed by Governor Gary R. Herbert to serve as a member of the Utah Governor’s Energy Advisory Council. This Council provides guidance to the Office of Energy Development (OED) and the Governor regarding the rapidly changing energy landscape in Utah, nationally and abroad. Council members are selected for their comprehensive breadth of experience in the energy sector. Their tasks include reviewing Utah State’s Energy Policy, OED’s activities in energy planning (including Utah Energy Infrastructure Authority and the state’s new Energy Efficiency and Conservation Plan), as well as OED’s incentives, programs and other direct engagements. (2015-2020)
  • 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