Elaine A. Monson
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Elaine Monson


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Elaine Monson served as a shareholder from 1989 to 2019 and has recently transitioned to “of counsel” at the Firm. As a member of the Firm’s Litigation, Banking and Bankruptcy sections, her practice primarily focuses on commercial litigation, creditor’s rights in bankruptcy and liquidations.

Ms. Monson has represented several national, regional and local banks in commercial litigation and workout matters. Ms. Monson has also assisted clients in several large Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, including C.W. Mining, USA Commercial Mortgage, CF&I Fabricators, and Geneva Steel.  Ms. Monson also served as counsel to the liquidator of one of the largest insurance company liquidation cases filed in the United States. Ms. Monson has also been counsel to creditors in several large receivership proceedings.

Ms. Monson maintains an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics. She has also been voted by her peers throughout the state as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite,” as published in Utah Business Magazine (2011, 2016).

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Brigham Young University, J.D., 1989

  • cum laude
  • West’s Publishing Award (Academic Achievement)
  • Articles Editor, BYU JOURNAL OF PUBLIC LAW
  • American Inns of Court I
  • Phi Delta Phi

Utah State University, B.A., Business Administration, 1986

  • cum laude
  • Phi Kappa Phi

Affiliations / Memberships

  • Utah State Bar Association
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers of Utah
  • Former Board Member, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Salt Lake Chapter
  • Former Alumni Board Representative, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Utah Bankruptcy Lawyers Forum
  • The International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, Mountain Chapter

Prior Professional Experience

  • Clerkship, Ray Quinney & Nebeker, 1988
  • Clerkship, Morgan, Scalley & Reading, 1987

Professional and Civic Activity

  • Trustee, Ray Quinney & Nebeker Foundation
  • Co-Chair, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Bankruptcy Section

Publications / Presentations

  • Presenter, Ethical Issues, Rules and Pitfalls in Bankruptcy Law, 2019 Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference, January 24, 2019

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