Alumni in the News

Mr. Jeffery A. Balls – B.S., Economics, Business, 2006; B.S., Law and Constitutional Studies, 2006

The Enterprise

Parr Brown Gee & Loveless, Salt Lake City, has promoted Laura Kennedy, Jeffery Balls and Megan Housdeshel to shareholders. Kennedy is a member of the firm’s litigation team. She spent 15 years working as a judicial law clerk with the U.S. District Court, Utah Supreme Court and Utah Court of Appeals. She received her Juris Doctor from Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School in 1995. Balls is a member of the litigation team with a particular emphasis on helping clients with title, real property and construction law matters. Jeff received dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Political Science and Economics from Utah State University in 2006. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law. Houdeshel is a member of Parr Brown’s Environmental and Natural Resources law team. She works with clients to assist them through the environmental permitting process and defends clients in enforcement proceedings before the Utah Department of Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency. Along with Parr Brown’s environmental litigation team, she defends her clients’ environmental permits in agency adjudications and on appeal before Utah’s appellate courts. Houdeshel earned her Juris Doctor in 2009 from the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law.