Holland & Hart attorney Michelle Quist has been appointed by the Supreme Court of Utah to serve as a member of the Advisory Committee on the Rules of Appellate Procedure. Michelle, whose term will end in 2024, joins a select group of attorneys, clerks, and judges with experience navigating Utah’s appellate courts. The Advisory Committee on the Rules of Appellate Procedure continually reviews policies within the Utah appellate system and makes recommendations for changing those policies as necessary.
In her practice, Michelle is a persuasive advocate for clients in complex disputes before courts, administrative tribunals, and arbitration panels. She brings a diversity of skills and experience to advocate on behalf of clients in complex civil litigation, regulatory, and appellate matters. Through various roles in her non-traditional career path, including sole practitioner and in-house counsel, Michelle has honed her skills of persuasion and negotiation to form compelling arguments to advance her clients’ interests.
Along with a focus on appellate work in federal and state courts, Michelle represents clients in a wide range of commercial litigation matters, including business torts and breach of contract cases. Michelle also represents clients in environmental and natural resources litigation matters, including public lands litigation.
Michelle began her legal career practicing in New York at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, handling high-profile, complex commercial litigation. She then worked as a staff attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit after serving as a law clerk to Judge Monroe G. McKay. Michelle also turned her advocacy skills to writing daily editorial articles and columns for the Salt Lake Tribune and providing political commentary and analysis for news and media organizations.