Rob Rice practices in the areas of labor and employment law, commercial litigation and intellectual property law. He is recognized in Chambers USA in Labor & Employment (Band 2), and maintains an AV Preeminent (5.0) rating with Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics. He has been selected for inclusion in Mountain States Super Lawyers (2011-2019) in the category of Employment Litigation: Defense. Rob is also nationally recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Employment Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor & Employment and was recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2017 Employment Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year.” Rob has also been voted by his peers throughout the state as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite,” as published in Utah Business Magazine (2004-2019).
Rob’s employment practice focuses exclusively on defending employers in all aspects of employment litigation and advising them on on-going personnel matters. He also regularly represents clients in complex commercial and intellectual property disputes at all stages of litigation, including proceedings for injunctive relief in state and federal court and in the United Kingdom.
Prior to attending law school, Rob was a newspaper and television reporter in Salt Lake City and now advises clients regarding public relations matters. Rob graduated from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah in 1993 as a William H. Leary Scholar. Utah attorneys elected Rob to serve as President of the Utah State Bar, 2016-2017. He also served as a Utah State Bar Commissioner for two consecutive terms, 2011-2015.
University of Utah College of Law, J.D., 1993
Northern Arizona University, B.A., 1986
Admitted to Practice -
Utah State and Federal Courts
Utah Court of Appeals
Utah Supreme Court
United States District Court for the District of Utah
United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit