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Michelle Quist

Associate

222 South Main Street, Suite 2200, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Michelle is a persuasive advocate for clients in complex disputes before courts, administrative tribunals, and arbitration panels.

Michelle 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 practice and in-house counsel, Michelle has honed 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.

Education

Bar Admissions

Recognition

  • Utah Business Magazine, Utah Legal Elite, Appellate, 2021

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Utah State Bar Commissioner, Third Division, 2015-2018; 2019-present
  • Utah State Bar Awards Committee, Co-Chair
  • Utah State Bar, Appellate Practice Section, Litigation Section, Women Lawyers of Utah
  • Refugee Justice League, Volunteer, 2019-present
  • Real Women Run, Organizing Committee, 2016-present
  • Primary Children's Hospital, Family Advisory Council, 2016-2020
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