Brent D. Wride

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Mr. Wride has been helping clients with litigation and insolvency-related problems for over twenty years. He has extensive experience in the areas of commercial litigation and bankruptcy, representing creditors in large bankruptcy cases and lawsuits. He also has significant experience with insurance company insolvencies. In addition, he has represented many clients in large appeals before numerous appellate courts, including the Utah Supreme Court, various federal circuit courts of appeal, as well as the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Wride has been selected for inclusion in Mountain States Super Lawyers (2013-2020) in the categories of Bankruptcy: Business and Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor and maintains an AV Preeminent (4.7) rating with Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics. He has also been voted by his peers throughout the state as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite,” as published in Utah Business Magazine (2007-2009, 2011-2020).

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University of Chicago, J.D., 1987

  • with honors

Brigham Young University, B.A., English, 1984

  • magna cum laude
  • Phi Kappa Phi

Prior Professional Experience

  • Law Clerk to Honorable Deanell R. Tacha, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 1987-88

Publications / Presentations

  • Political Protest and the Illinois Defense of Necessity, 54 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW REVIEW 1070 (1987)

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Utah State Bar
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Utah
Utah Supreme Court
United States Supreme Court