Calvin R. Winder is an attorney with Ray Quinney & Nebeker, practicing in the Natural Resources, Water, Environmental and Local Government Law; Real Estate Transactions and Litigation; and Litigation sections. Born and raised on a farm in northern Nevada, Mr. Winder’s roots are firmly planted in the land and natural resources of the West and its lifeblood—water. He has stayed true to those roots, whether it is in the saddle or focusing his legal practice on the agriculture, mining, energy, and utility industries, Mr. Winder continues to ride for the brand.
Whenever a transaction is involved, government permitting and compliance, or litigation, Mr. Winder understands these industries’ needs. He has the vision to see the big picture and the experience to assist his clients in achieving their objectives.
Mr. Winder is certified in Utah’s Water Rights Regulations by the Rural Water Association of Utah & Utah Division of Water Rights. His experience includes, land and business transactions, water law, environmental laws and regulations, and litigation. He has worked on numerous transactions involving access and agricultural easements, service agreements, supply agreements, contract feeding agreements, access agreements, farm and grazing leases, hunting licenses, water permitting, tower leases, mineral leases, and surface use and damage agreements.
Mr. Winder has extensive litigation experience, having zealously represented clients in matters involving the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and Constitutional and Indian law, as well as general contract, fraud, tortious interference, trade secret, and other claims.
Beginning with his time serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Jay S. Bybee of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Mr. Winder has developed significant appellate experience before both state and federal appellate courts, including arguing before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Winder was selected for inclusion in Mountain States Super Lawyers (2016-2017) as a Rising Star.
Duke University School of Law , J.D., L.L.M. in International and Comparative Law, 2012
Brigham Young University, B.A., Economics, 2009
Admitted to Practice -
Utah State Bar, 2012
United States District Court, District of Utah, 2012
State Bar of Nevada, 2013
United States District Court, District of Nevada, 2013
State Bar of California, 2014
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2013
United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2014
United States District Court, Southern District of California, 2014