Kent O. Roche

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Kent O.Roche
Shareholder
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6846

Kent Roche is a shareholder in Parsons Behle & Latimer’s Litigation practice group. He focuses his practice on litigating and arbitrating a broad range of commercial disputes, with an emphasis on defending legal malpractice claims, securities class actions, shareholder derivative actions, and securities broker liability claims and also on the prosecution and defense of insurance coverage and breach of contract claims.

Mr. Roche’s practice is also focused on legal ethics. Besides defending legal malpractice actions, he has served since 1988 as the firm's internal advisor on issues of legal ethics, was appointed General Counsel of the firm in 2014, and from 1995 to 2015 served as a member of the Utah Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on the Utah Rules of Professional Conduct.

Practice Areas

Accomplishments

Academic


University of Utah College of Law (J.D., 1980)

Utah Law Review, 1978-80
Order of the Coif

Idaho State University (1977)


Professional


Martindale-Hubbell
AV® Preeminent™ rated


Associations

Professional


American Bar Association
Member
(1980 - Present)

Utah State Bar Association
Member
(1980 - Present)

Utah Supreme Court Advisory Committee,
Rules of Professional Conduct
Member
(1995 - 2015)


Community


Kearns - St. Ann School
Board Member
(2002 - 2014)


Licensed/Admitted

Utah
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Utah

Education

University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law