Shawn T. Welch

  • Partner at Holland & Hart LLP (323 Attorneys)
  • 222 S. Main Street, Suite 2200, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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Mr. Welch focuses his practice on natural resource development, with an emphasis on litigation involving oil and gas development, NEPA compliance, permitting, and public lands management. He has extensive experience representing clients in federal and state courts, as well as administrative agencies, including the Interior Board of Land Appeals and the Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining. Mr. Welch is admitted to practice law in Utah and Wyoming. He is currently listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for natural resources law and oil and gas law.

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Natural Resources
  • Public Land Law
  • Litigation
  • Real Property
  • Business Law
  • Open Lands
  • Ranch Services

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
801-799-5800  Phone
801-799-5700  Fax
University Attended:
Utah State University, B.A., cum laude, 1991
Law School Attended:
University of Illinois, J.D., 1994
Year of First Admission:
1999, U.S. District Court, District of Utah; 2001, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 1994, Illinois; 1995, Utah; 2008, Wyoming
Utah State Bar (Public Lands Committee Chair, Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law Section); Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation; Utah Association of Professional Landmen; American Association of Professional Landmen.
Special Agencies:
U.S. Interior Board of Land Appeals; Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining.
Reported Cases:
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance v. Bureau of Land Management, et al., 425 F.3d 735 (10th Cir. 2005); San Juan County, Utah v. United States of America, 503 F.3d 1163 (10th Cir. 2007) (en banc).

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