William P. Edwards

Will graduated from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah in 2018 and joined Law of the Rockies as an associate in September 2019. Prior to joining the firm, Will served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ryan M. Harris of the Utah Court of Appeals. Will’s legal experience includes civil litigation, environmental law, and business law.


Before attending law school, Will worked as a wildland firefighter on the Alpine Interagency Hotshot Crew out of Rocky Mountain National Park for five years.

Will graduated from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah in 2018 and joined Law of the Rockies as an associate in September 2019. Prior to joining the firm, Will served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ryan M. Harris of the Utah Court of Appeals. Will’s legal experience includes civil litigation, environmental law, and business law.


Before attending law school, Will worked as a wildland firefighter on the Alpine Interagency Hotshot Crew out of Rocky Mountain National Park for five years.

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Legal Experience:

Law of the Rockies

Associate, 2019 to Present

Gunnison, CO

Law of the Rockies

Associate, 2019 to Present

Gunnison, CO

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  • Represent and advise clients on civil litigation, water law, and federal lands issues.

  • Advise clients in real estate matters, land use planning, and commercial transactions.

         Utah Court of Appeals

         Law Clerk to the Honorable Ryan M. Harris, 2018–2019

         Salt Lake City, UT

  • Represent and advise clients on civil litigation, water law, and federal lands issues.

  • Advise clients in real estate matters, land use planning, and commercial transactions.

         Utah Court of Appeals

         Law Clerk to the Honorable Ryan M. Harris, 2018–2019

         Salt Lake City, UT

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  • Researched and drafted opinions pertaining to civil, criminal, and constitutional law for Judge Harris’s review.        

          U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division

          Law Clerk, 2017

          Washington, D.C.

  • Researched and drafted opinions pertaining to civil, criminal, and constitutional law for Judge Harris’s review.        

          U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division

          Law Clerk, 2017

          Washington, D.C.

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  • Evaluated relevant defenses under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Recovery Act (CERCLA) in preparation for motions to dismiss and settlement negotiations.

  • Evaluated relevant defenses under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Recovery Act (CERCLA) in preparation for motions to dismiss and settlement negotiations.

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  • Analyzed issues pertaining to request for production, standing, trustee powers, and corporate governance.

         Sage Law Partners

         Summer Law Clerk, 2017

         Farmington, 

  • Analyzed issues pertaining to request for production, standing, trustee powers, and corporate governance.

         Sage Law Partners

         Summer Law Clerk, 2017

         Farmington, 

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  • Researched and wrote memoranda on various issues for civil litigation involving commercial real estate development. 

        United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit

        Judicial Intern to the Honorable Carolyn McHugh, 2017

       Salt Lake City, UT

  • Researched and wrote memoranda on various issues for civil litigation involving commercial real estate development. 

        United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit

        Judicial Intern to the Honorable Carolyn McHugh, 2017

       Salt Lake City, UT

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  • Drafted bench memo and portions of bench memoranda under supervision of law clerks.

  • Drafted bench memo and portions of bench memoranda under supervision of law clerks.

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Practice Areas
EducationLess
Education
S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, Juris Doctor 2018

Appalachian State University, Bachelor of Arts, December 2005
S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, Juris Doctor 2018

Appalachian State University, Bachelor of Arts, December 2005
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Honors, Awards, and Activities Less
Honors, Awards, and Activities

Robert Schmid Natural Resources Writing Award, 2018

David T. Lewis Clinical Award, 2017

Reza Ali Khazeni Fellowship in Environmental Law, 2016 

President, Public Interest Law Organization , 2016–2017

President, Natural Resources Legal Forum, 2016–2017

Student Liaison, Utah State Bar Disaster Legal Response Committee, 2016–2018

Board Member, Gunnison Valley Mentors, 2020–Present

Robert Schmid Natural Resources Writing Award, 2018

David T. Lewis Clinical Award, 2017

Reza Ali Khazeni Fellowship in Environmental Law, 2016 

President, Public Interest Law Organization , 2016–2017

President, Natural Resources Legal Forum, 2016–2017

Student Liaison, Utah State Bar Disaster Legal Response Committee, 2016–2018

Board Member, Gunnison Valley Mentors, 2020–Present

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Professional Memberships
  • Utah State Courts

  • United States District Court, District of Colorado

  • Utah State Bar

  • Utah State Courts

  • United States District Court, District of Colorado

  • Utah State Bar

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Professional PUBLICATIONS: Less
Professional PUBLICATIONS:

Living with Wildland Fire, Natural Resources & Environment (Winter 2019)

Living with Wildland Fire, Natural Resources & Environment (Winter 2019)

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