The 'Utah Attorney Rate Report 2017' is the most comprehensive listing and analysis of Attorney hourly rates in the State of Utah. The report details the hourly rates of Partners, Counsel, Associates and Support Staff for 2011 - 2016 and Forecasts 2017 Rates. The report has 5 Main Sections: 1) Rates by Individual Firm and Key Practice Areas within the Firm 2) Rates by Practice Area for all Firms in Utah 3) Rates by City for all Utah Firms 4) Rates by Industry for All Utah Firms and 5) Relative Rate Rankings by Firm (Highest to Lowest).
Utah, although not a large US State in terms of population or economic activity is still attractive to Law Firms because of its very low cost of living, low corporate income taxes and burgeoning real estate market which bodes well for companies, Law Firms’ clients. Technology is also on the uptick. Because of these factors, Attorney Hourly Rates have increased faster in Utah than the national average. The author believes that the growth in hourly rates will continue for the next 2 – 3 years.
A word on the research and compilation methodology. The author has a research team that identifies hourly rates that are publicly disclosed. About 2,000 hourly rates per week of Attorneys and Support Staff for over 1,100 Law Firms globally are added to the database. Further research is required to “connect the dots” by adding detailed Attorney Profile information and linking the legal work performed to specific Clients and Client Industries. Through this process we are able to provide actionable data to users – Law Firms and Corporate Counsel - of the Attorney Hourly Rates and our Analytical Reports, including this one, to make important monetary decisions in terms of legal services offered and purchased. In terms of the Report, not all timekeepers will appear in every year so sometimes average rates may vary; in this case the trend line and averages over the 2011 – 2016 period are the best indicators. In the event that no rates appear for a given field (Year or Position), an algorithm is used to estimate a rate or rates. In Section 5, The Relative Rate Rankings Section, we calculated the average Partner hourly rate from 2014 – 2016 for each Firm. The author considers Senior Partners to be ones with 25+ years of experiencing (Law School Graduation Year of 1989 or sooner), Partners with 24 years or less experience and Senior Associates with 5 years or more experience. Of course, those experience levels may vary by Firm but seem to work for both Large Law Firms and Middle-Market ones. The author takes no responsibility for the information obtained from public or private sources in compiling this Report or for the errors and omissions of its Research staff. This report is for internal purposes only.
1. Rates by Individual Firm and Key Practice Areas within the Firm
2. Rates by Practice Area for all Firms in Utah
3. Rates by City for all Utah Firms
4. Rates by Industry for All Utah Firms
5. Relative Rate Rankings by Firm (Highest to Lowest)
- Ballard Spahr LLP
- Brinks Gilson & Lione
- Burr & Forman LLP
- Chapman and Cutler LLP
- Christensen & Jensen, PC
- Dorsey & Whitney LLC
- Fishman Stewart Yamaguchi PLLC
- Holland & Hart LLP
- Jones Waldo
- Kirkland & Ellis LLP
- McCarter & English LLP
- Mitchell Barlow & Mansfield, P.C.
- Parr Brown Gee & Loveless, P.C.
- Parsons Behle & Latimer
- Pia Anderson Dorius Reynard & Moss, LLC
- Ray Quinney & Nebeker P.C.
- Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley PC
- Snell & Wilmer LLP
- Thompson Ostler & Olsen
- Winston & Strawn LLP