Matthew is a member of Parr Brown’s Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law team. Before joining Parr Brown, he was a partner at another Salt Lake law firm. He also served as a clerk to the Honorable Justice Matthew B. Durrant of the Utah Supreme Court.
Licensed in both Utah and Nevada, Mr. Jensen has assisted clients on a wide range of natural resource transactions, administrative proceedings, litigation, appeals, and legislative lobbying. Specifically, Mr. Jensen has advised clients in regards to water rights, mineral title, mining permits, geothermal energy issues, oil and gas development, stream alteration, section 404 wetland permits, and other areas. He has conducted comprehensive water rights analyses and due diligence for municipalities, private water companies, developers, and large farming operations.
Before attending law school, Mr. Jensen worked at Monsanto’s Enoch Valley Phosphate Mine, Bridger Coal Mine, and the Utah Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining (DOGM). He also worked for the University of Utah Seismograph Stations studying mining-induced seismicity. Mr. Jensen’s experience and education in mining engineering and geology help him to address highly technical legal matters and give him a unique perspective to many of the issues facing our clients.
Mr. Jensen was recognized in the 2017-2019 editions of Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Environmental, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries. He has been continuously listed in Utah Business magazine as one of Utah’s Legal Elite in Energy & Natural Resources. He was also recognized in 2014-2018 by Mountain States Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star.” Most recently Mr. Jensen has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for his work in Water Law.