Liz M. Mellem

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Liz M.Mellem
Shareholder

Liz Mellem is the managing shareholder of Parsons Behle & Latimer's Missoula, Mont. office. She concentrates her practice on complex commercial litigation and employment law. She represents companies in a wide range of employment and commercial issues including:

  • Trade secret misappropriation claims
  • Sexual harassment investigations
  • Employee wrongful termination claims
  • Ownership disputes
  • Breach of contract claims

Liz focuses on creating innovative business solutions for her clients and zealously advocates for their interests from the beginning of a matter through resolution, including through trial.

Mountain States Super LawyersTM has repeatedly recognized Liz as a “Rising Star,” an honor given to only the top 2.5 percent of attorneys under the age of 40 or practicing law for less than 10 years in the Mountain states (Utah, Nevada, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming).

An original member of Parsons Behle & Latimer’s COVID-19 Response Team, Liz has been active since the onset of COVID-19 guiding her clients and the firm through the shifting landscape caused by the global pandemic and the related unique business and employment circumstances. Every business is being conducted differently in recent times, and Liz’s practice is no exception. She holds the distinction of being lead counsel on the first virtual federal trial in Utah, conducted remotely through an online platform.

Liz has spent much of her career representing clients in both Utah and Montana by traveling between the two states. She is the managing shareholder of Parsons’ Missoula office and is active in the local running and biking communities in Missoula. Liz also enjoys serving as the president of the Board of Directors for the Humane Society of Western Montana.


MISSOULA OFFICE

110 East Broadway, Suite 206
Missoula, Montana 59802
Main: 406.333.0520
Direct: 406.333.0530

Practice Areas

Accomplishments

Academic

University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law (2010, J.D.)

Montana State University (2004, B.S.) Major: Sociology


Professional

Admissions:

Utah State Bar, 2010

United States District Court, District of Utah, 2010

State Bar of Montana, 2013

United States District Court, District of Montana, 2014

Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Star: 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020


Associations

Professional

Utah State Bar Labor & Employment Section 
Chair
(2017 - 2018)

Women Lawyers of Utah,
Career Advancement & Development Committee
Member
(2010 - 2012)

American Bar Association
Member
(2010 - Present)


Community

Humane Society of Western Montana
Board of Directors
Member
(2017 - present)
President of Board
(2020 - present)
Vice President of Board
(2018 - 2020)
Fundraising Committee
Member
(2015 - present)

Run Wild Missoula
Member
(2013 - present)

United Way of Salt Lake Young Leaders,
Young Leaders' Advocacy & Public Policy Subcommittee
Member
(2010 - 2013)

Valley Mental Health Foundation, Board of Trustees
Member
(2012 - 2013)


Licensed/Admitted

Utah
U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Utah
Montana
U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Montana

Education

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