Jeffrey Appel

 Mr. Appel is a member of the Firm's Litigation and Real Estate Sections and the Natural Resources, Land, Water and Environmental Law practice group. He has extensive experience in the environmental law area, and has represented both plaintiffs and defendants with respect to many complex environmental issues over the years relating to the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and Toxic and Hazardous Wastes. This includes the provision of assistance on issues relating to compliance, permitting and litigation (when necessary).

In the area of water law, he has represented cities, special service and improvement districts, business entities, irrigation companies, and individuals in every aspect of the practice, including administrative proceedings, as well as trial court and appellate litigation. He also has experience with Interstate Compact and other issues relating to the laws governing our larger rivers. In the local government arena, Mr. Appel has represented cities, special service and improvement districts, business entities and individuals. His practice includes both the administrative and judicial aspects of this practice area. Finally, he has represented individual land owners in the emerging area of conservation easement law.


  • University of Utah, J.D., 1981
  • St. Lawrence University, B.S., Geology and Environmental Studies, 1977

Admitted to Practice 

  • Utah State Bar
  • Utah State and Federal Courts, 1982
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


Contact Jeffrey Appel

Ray, Quinney & Nebeker
36 South State Street
Suite 1400
Salt Lake City, Utah  84111
Phone: (801)532-1500
Fax: 801-532-7543


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Utah

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