David O. Parkinson

Areas of Expertise:

  • Estate Planning
  • Guardianship/Conservatorship and Elder Law
  • Probate and Trust Litigation
  • Probate, Estate, and Trust Administration
  • Tax
  • Trust and Estate Mediation

Background & 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 (1985-1986), as Chairman of the Elder Law Section of the Utah State Bar (2019-2020), 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 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. He also serves as a member of the Probate Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee to the Utah Supreme Court on the Rules of Civil Procedure.

Education:

  • 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)

Personal:

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