Jody L. Williams

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  • Partner at Holland & Hart LLP (323 Attorneys)
  • 222 S. Main Street, Suite 2200, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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Ms. Williams concentrates her practice in water rights, natural resources, commercial real estate transactions and energy law. She has wide-ranging experience representing purchasers and sellers of water rights, licensing and permitting complex private and public water development projects, permitting energy development, acquiring approval to change the beneficial use of water, and performing due diligence review of water rights and real estate. She has negotiated complex public/private agreements regarding water regulated under an interstate compact. Ms. Williams has experience negotiating with state and federal water regulating and permitting agencies, representing developers of energy generation projects and natural resources companies, and acquiring water rights for developers and energy generating facilities. She understands the complex, competing demands for water in the West and the political, economic, and social contexts in which disputes arise, and has negotiated resolution of these conflicts with agencies, diverse stakeholders and public interest groups. Her clients include industrial, commercial and residential developers, water conservancy districts, energy and mining companies, ranchers, and water companies. Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Ms. Williams served on the Executive Committee and as the Managing Partner of the Salt Lake City office of an international law firm. Before entering private practice, she acted as in-house counsel at PacifiCorp, an electric utility company, operating in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Oregon, Washington and California. Ms. Williams was appointed by President Clinton, and reappointed by President Bush, to the Utah Reclamation Mitigation Conservation Commission, a federal agency responsible for mitigating environmental impacts from developing Utah's Colorado River apportionment by the Central Utah Project. She served as chair of the Utah Wildlife Board and chair of the Utah State Bar Energy & Natural Resources Committee, from which she received the "Lawyer of the Year" award.

Areas of Practice (19)

  • Water Rights
  • Energy Law
  • Utility Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Clean Technology
  • Natural Resources
  • Golf Course Development
  • Hotel and Resort Development
  • Community Development
  • Open Lands
  • Ranch Services
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Real Estate Development
  • Land Use
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Renewable Energy
  • Power Production
  • Energy Credits
  • Water Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
801-799-5800  Phone
801-799-5700  Fax
University Attended:
University of Utah, B.A., 1974
Law School Attended:
University of Utah, J.D., 1978
Year of First Admission:
1988, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1980, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 1978, Utah; 1982, U.S. Supreme Court
Birth Information:

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Salt Lake City, Utah

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