Mr. Bosserman is an associate in the firm’s litigation department. His practice is focused on general civil and commercial litigation, including contract, real property, and construction disputes. Mr. Bosserman also has experience in municipal law, administrative practice, and appellate work.
Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School (J.D. 2017)
Utah Valley University (B.A., Political Science, 2014)
Foreign Language: Tagalog
Mr. Bosserman is married and has three children. He enjoys basketball, indoor soccer, sports radio, and classic cars.
Ryan is a partner in the firm’s litigation department where he has focused on construction law for over 20 years. Ryan is a trusted adviser and advocate for developers, contractors, suppliers and design professionals in commercial, residential and industrial construction. Ryan’s construction law experience allows him to expertly counsel with construction professionals as they navigate the situations unique to the industry. Ryan has repeatedly been voted by his peers as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite” in construction law, as reported in Utah Business magazine. He has also been recognized as one of the top-rated construction lawyers in the Mountain States Super Lawyers, an exclusive list of top-rated attorneys who are chosen after thorough evaluation of numerous criteria. When not practicing law, Ryan enjoys baseball and family activities.
Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School (J.D., 2000)
Brigham Young University (B.A., Communications, 1997)
Mr. Brough is a partner in the firm’s litigation department. He maintains a general civil litigation practice with substantial experience in both federal and state courts. His practice emphasizes general commercial litigation, corporate and business litigation, employment litigation (including enforcement of restrictive employment covenants), and construction litigation. He has successfully litigated requests for expedited remedies, including requests for prejudgment writs, temporary restraining orders, and preliminary injunctions. He also maintains an appellate practice and has briefed and argued appeals before the Utah Supreme Court, the Utah Court of Appeals, the Idaho Supreme Court, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Brough has been named a Mountain States Super Lawyer from 2011-2017.
Mr. Brough currently serves as a member of the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct and on the Utah Appellate Roster. He is a Barrister with the A. Sherman Christensen Inns of Court- I.
Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School (J.D., 2004, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif)
Lead Note and Comment Editor, BYU Law Review
Brigham Young University (B.A., English, 2001)
Law Clerk, Honorable Ferdinand F. Fernandez, United States
Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2005–06
Law Clerk, Honorable Jill N. Parrish, Utah Supreme Court, 2004–05
Mr. Dunkelberger is an associate in the firm’s litigation section. Areas of practice include Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Real Property Law, Employment Law and Collections.
Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School (J.D. 2011)
Idaho State University (B.S. Political Science, 2008)
Married, 5 children
Mr. Goodrich is a partner in the firm’s litigation department whose practice focuses on representing employers in state and federal court and before administrative agencies such as the Utah Labor Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, the Utah Occupational Safety and Health Division, and other governmental agencies. Mr. Goodrich has represented numerous large and small Utah businesses in litigation matters involving claims for wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, overtime and wage issues, workplace safety citations, covenants not to compete, arbitration agreements, and related issues. While Mr. Goodrich’s primary focus is litigation, he also counsels and assists employers regarding Title VII, state and federal wage and hour laws, the ADA, the ADEA, the FMLA, USERRA, classification of employees, terminations, separation agreements, employee handbooks, and other employment issues. Mr. Goodrich endeavors to help his clients implement effective strategies and best practices for avoiding costly and unnecessary claims wherever possible.
In addition to his employment practice, Mr. Goodrich also represents clients in business and commercial matters, including insurance coverage litigation, contract disputes, construction liens, payment bonds, and real property matters.
University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law (J.D., 2006)
University of Utah (B.A., Political Science, 2001, cum laude) (B.A., Spanish, 2001)
Born in Vernal, Utah
Married, three children
Foreign language: Spanish
Interests include cycling (mountain and road), running, backpacking, wilderness canoeing, politics, and sports.
Admitted to practice in state and federal courts of Utah
Member, Utah State Bar Association
Member, Legislative Committee, Associated General Contractors of Utah
Continuing Education Instructor, Construction Law, Associated General Contractors of Utah
Mr. Gorringe is a partner in the firm’s litigation department. His practice is focused on general civil and commercial litigation, including contract disputes, business torts, construction defect, insurance coverage, partnership disputes, and probate and trust litigation.
Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Law Clark Law School (J.D. 2011), magna cum laude
Westminster College (B.A. Economics 2007), summa cum laude
Foreign Languages: Mandarin Chinese
Interests include football, basketball, coaching lacrosse, and spending time with his two children
Mr. Johnson is one of BTJD’s founding partners. He started BTJD with a couple of college buddies after each of them had commenced their careers with large, elite law firms. They have grown BTJD to over 35 lawyers. It is a full service commercial firm. BTJD is highly regarded for its stable of top-notch lawyers—lawyers who know how to achieve the best possible results for their clients.
At BTJD, Mr. Johnson serves on the firm’s management committee. He routinely advises the firm and other firms on law firm management, conflicts of interest, and ethics issues. He also leads BTJD’s commercial litigation section. Managing and trying cases—particularly jury trials—is what he enjoys most about his job. For nearly thirty years, he has successfully managed complex, high-stakes disputes involving a wide array of subject matters: partnership disputes, creditor/debtor disputes, class actions, securities fraud cases, employment disputes (including disputes relating to the enforceability of restrictive covenants), trade secret litigation, real estate development disputes, construction defect litigation, and adversary proceedings in bankruptcy cases.
In the course of his practice, Mr. Johnson has tried, arbitrated, mediated, and successfully settled hundreds of cases. His forte is trial advocacy and oral argument. Clients, judges, jurors, and colleagues routinely note Mr. Johnson’s courtroom prowess and efficacy. He is known to strike the perfect balance of passion and reason, while making complex issues simple and easy to understand. One Utah trial judge noted Mr. Johnson’s expert advocacy by stating in a written ruling that “counsel in the case [were] some of the best and most proficient litigators this court has had the pleasure of watching work.”
Mr. Johnson has been a member of the Utah State Bar since 1992. He is admitted to practice law in Utah state and federal courts, the Ninth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He has repeatedly been selected by his peers as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite.”
Mr. Johnson received his Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Brigham Young University in 1988. He received his Juris Doctorate degree and graduated cum laude from Willamette University School of Law in Salem, Oregon. There, he won the first year moot court competition and served as Articles Editor for the Willamette University Law Review.
Willamette University College of Law (J.D., 1992, cum laude)
Brigham Young University (B.A., American Studies, 1988)
When not practicing law, Mr. Johnson enjoys being outside and active. He has trained for and run thirty-five marathons, and he loves to mountain bike and hike peaks. He has qualified for and run the Boston Marathon. He has climbed Mt. Whitney—the highest peak in the continental United States—twice. And twice he has completed the vaunted forty-six mile Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim trek across the Grand Canyon—once in 20 hours and once in 15 hours. Mr. Johnson’s more relaxing hobbies include boating, skiing, and wake surfing.
Mr. Johnson is active in his church and community, devoting 15 to 20 hours a week to such service. He and his wife, Tonya, reside in Alpine, Utah. They have six children and three grandchildren. Their family is their greatest source of happiness and joy.
Attorney, Parsons, Behle & Latimer, Salt Lake City, UT, 1990-1994
Member, Utah State Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
Admitted to Practice before the 9th and 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
Admitted to Practice before the U.S. Supreme Court
Mr. Johnson is a partner in the firm’s litigation department. Areas of practice include commercial litigation, construction law, property law, creditor’s rights, insurance law, and homeowner and condominium association law.
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law (J.D., 2001)
Utah State University (B.S., Economics, 1997, magna cum laude)
Interests include traveling, biking, reading, and music.
Associate – Bostwick & Price, P.C., 2004-2006
Associate – Gerrard, Cox & Larsen, 2001-2004
Clerk – Utah Attorney General’s Office – Environment Division
Mr. Johnson is an attorney in the firm’s litigation department. His practice is focused on commercial litigation, including contract disputes, employment litigation, construction litigation, and trust and estate disputes.
Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School (J.D. 2019)
Brigham Young University (B.A. American Studies, 2016)
Mr. Johnson is married and has one son. He enjoys watching and playing basketball, mountain biking, trail running, and spending time with family.
Jarom is a business litigation attorney whose practice focuses on intellectual property and competition-related disputes.
Concentrating primarily on the technology industry, Jarom helps individuals and companies fight for and protect what matters most—their business and livelihood. Jarom has obtained results for clients both inside and outside the courtroom. And in working with him through their complex and high stakes disputes, clients have thanked Jarom for his “professionalism,” “responsiveness,” and “attention to detail.” As put by one client, Jarom was a “lifeline in a bad situation.”
In recent years, Jarom has successfully helped clients prosecute and defend claims for trade secret misappropriation, trademark infringement, unfair competition, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of employee non-competition, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure contracts. He also advises and counsels clients on employment matters and best business practices to prevent litigation in the first place.
Jarom was born and raised in Ogden, Utah. Outside of the office he enjoys collecting hot sauces, traveling the world with his wife and kids, and finding mountain biking trails just wide enough to pull his kids’ trailer up.
Judicial Extern, Justice Thomas R. Lee, Utah Supreme Court (2014)
Judicial Extern, Judge David Sam, U.S. District Court, District of Utah (2014)
Member attorney of the Goldwater Institute’s American Freedom Network, a network of pro bono attorneys protecting individual rights and preserving freedom
Mr. Merriman is an associate in the firm’s litigation department. His practice emphasizes general commercial litigation involving contract disputes, securities, real property, and commercial landlord-tenant disputes. Mr. Merriman also has experience in administrative practice and appeals.
Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School (J.D. 2013)
Brigham Young University (B.S., Economics, B.A., Political Science, 2010)
Mr. Merriman is married and has two children. He enjoys basketball, distance running, and reading about American history and politics.
Law Clerk to Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant, Utah Supreme Court, 2014‑2015
Law Clerk to Judge Stephen L. Roth, Utah Court of Appeals, 2013-2014
Jeremy Reutzel is a seasoned and aggressive litigator. He zealously advocates his clients’ positions, takes a comprehensive view of his clients’ legal challenges, and implements legal strategies to achieve his clients’ desired outcomes. He is, first and foremost, a problem solver.
Mr. Reutzel has been successful in courts and tribunals across the country—from California to Utah to New York. He routinely defends clients in complex and high-stakes litigation, represents clients in administrative proceedings, and obtains judgments and settlements for millions of dollars.
In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Reutzel is heavily involved in alternative dispute resolution. In certain circumstances, a client may be better served by mediation or arbitration. Mr. Reutzel is expert in these processes and employs them, as necessary, to achieve his clients’ goals. He also regularly helps his clients design and implement dispute resolution provisions for use in their written agreements.
Mr. Reutzel is a partner in the firm. As a result of his success, he has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a “Rising Star” and by Utah Business Magazine as “Legal Elite” in the category of Civil Litigation.
University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law (J.D., 2005)
University of Utah (B.S., Economics, 2002)
Mr. Reutzel enjoys anything that involves his family or the outdoors, including whitewater rafting, mountain biking, climbing, canyoneering, skiing, hiking, and backpacking. In recent years, Mr. Reutzel has coached a local junior high school mountain bike team. He takes great satisfaction in coaching and watching his team members improve and compete.
Member, Pleasant Grove, Utah, Board of Adjustments
Law Clerk, United States Senate Judiciary Committee, 2004
Member, Utah State Bar Association
Member, Executive Committee, Young Lawyers Division, Utah State Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Mr. Tracy has extensive experience representing clients in federal and state courts. His civil litigation practice includes a heavy emphasis in trust and estate litigation, complex commercial litigation, banking litigation and construction litigation. He works closely with Robert S. Tippett, the author of the The Utah Law of Trusts & Estates and one of the foremost trust and estate planning attorneys in Utah, on trust and estate matters. Mr. Tracy has represented several major financial institutions in banking litigation matters. Mr. Tracy has been awarded the Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Rating, the highest rating awarded by Martindale-Hubbell to attorneys for professional competence and ethics. He has also been named to Utah Legal Elite. Prior to joining Bennett Tueller Johnson & Deere, Mr. Tracy worked with the international law firm of LeBouef, Lamb, Greene & MacRae (headquartered in New York City) and the national law firm of Chapman and Cutler (headquartered in Chicago). Mr. Tracy is a member of the Utah, Colorado and Idaho State Bars.
Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark School of Law (J.D., 1993,magna cum laude)
Brigham Young University (B.S. Accounting, 1990, summa cum laude)
Mr. Tracy was born and raised in Southeastern Idaho where he worked on local dairy and potato farms as a youth, and graduated from Ririe High School. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to Haiti Port-au-Prince and speaks French and Haitian Creole. He is married and the father of six children. He has been active as a leader in his local church congregation and the Boy Scouts of America for over 25 years. His hobbies include spending time with his family, cheering for the Utah Jazz, attending college athletic events, coaching youth sports, camping, and gardening.
Partner – Chapman and Cutler LLP, Salt Lake City, UT, 2006 – 2011
Partner – Mabey Murray LC, Salt Lake City, UT, 2005- 2006
Attorney – LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, LLP, 1999 – 2005
Partner – Parry Anderson & Gardiner, Salt Lake City, UT, 1998 -1999 (Associate 1993 – 1999)
Member – Utah State Bar Association, Colorado State Bar Association, Idaho State Bar Association, American Bar Association
Ms. Montoya has been with the firm for 13 years. She has worked primarily with the firm’s litigation section on a variety of case types. She has also attended and assisted our attorneys during multi-day bench and jury trials, and hearings.
Married, 2 children. Ms. Montoya enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, reading, crafting and decorating.
Dina joined BTJD in 2000 and works primarily as a litigation paralegal in the areas of construction, real estate, and personal injury including discovery, review and management of documents, and trial preparation and support. Dina also provides paralegal support to the firm’s corporate and real estate practices.
Utah State Bar Paralegal Division
National Association of Legal Assistants