David Parkinson

Phone: 801.438.2019
Fax: 801.438.2050
Email: dparkinson@btjd.com


  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Elder Law
  • Guardianships / Conservatorships
  • Contested Estates
  • Tax and Business Planning

& Experience

Dave focuses on Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law, Guardianships, Contested Estates, and Tax and Business Planning.

He served as President of the Mountain States Pension Conference (1985-1987), Chairman of the Tax Section of the Utah State Bar (1985-1986) and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Outdoor Resources Foundation of Utah (1988-2007).  He is currently serving as a Board member and Vice-Chair of the Elder Law Section of the Utah State Bar and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Holladay Community Messiah Foundation.


  • University of Denver (LL.M. in Taxation, 1977)
  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School (J.D., 1976)
  • Brigham Young University (BS, Accounting, 1973, cum laude)


Married, 5 children
Interests: Backpacking, fishing, running, pioneer history


  • “Plan Now to Prevent Physical and Financial Abuse in Your Older Years,” Zions Community Magazine, September/October 2016
  • “Getting Your Health Care Planning Documents in Order,” Zions Community Magazine, May/June 2016
  • “Lessons From the ER,” Zions Community Magazine, July/August 2013
  • “Individual Retirement Accounts – The Forgotten Planning Tool” presented at “All-Star Views on Estate Planning in Utah:  Key Practical Strategies to Maximize Wealth and Minimize Heartache” April 26, 2006
  • “Utah’s New Uniform Power of Attorney Act,” Zions Community Magazine, January/February 2017


  • U.S. Tax Court, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 1977
  • Utah State Bar Association, 1977, Estate Planning / Probate Section, Taxation Section (President 1985-1986), Elder Law Section (Vice-Chair 2017-2018)
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (“NAELA”)