Our Water Law Team

Utah Water Law Attorney, Dave Richards

Professional Experience

Utah Water Attorney

Dave Richards, a Utah water law attorney has been with Christensen & Jensen for 24 years and has been a shareholder and director of the firm since 1998. HeHe is currently president of the firm and a member of the firm’s executive management committee. Dave currently chairs the firm’s Technology Committee. Dave has been a litigator during his entire tenure with the firm, having represented both plaintiffs and defendants. He balances his legal career with his passion for search and rescue, serving as a legal advisor to Rocky Mountain Rescue Dogs. Dave was deployed as a canine handler at the World Trade Center site and to Hurricane Katrina as a member of FEMA’s Utah Task Force 1.

Water Law, Land Use, and Natural Resources:

Dave has represented scores of canal and irrigation companies, water conservancy districts, and public water entities. Such cases include issues such as water rights disputes, water delivery systems, forfeiture claims, interference claims, condemnation proceedings, contracts, and liability cases based on flooding or personal injury. He also handles many cases involving canal safety issues.

Current Admissions

Member: Utah State Bar; American Bar Association; Bar of the United States Court of Federal Claims.


B.A., Business, University of Utah, 1984, cum laude.
Juris Doctorate, University of Utah, 1991, William P. Leary Scholar, Law Review Development Editor, Teaching Assistant for Legal Writing.

Contact Info:

Email: david.richards@chrisjen.com 

Address: 257 East 200 South, Suite 1100
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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About Christensen & Jensen

Christensen & Jensen has specialized in litigation and trial advocacy for more than sixty years throughout Utah and surrounding states. We consider our founders, Ray R. Christensen, and Jay E. Jensen, to be the gold standard for trial attorneys. With hundreds of civil trials to their credit, both achieved legendary careers and numerous honors, including Utah’s Distinguished Lawyer of the Year Award.
They epitomize integrity, dignity, professionalism, and civility. Christensen & Jensen’s present members follow in their footsteps. Christensen & Jensen is built on a philosophy of providing quality, cost-effective, professional service to our clients and community with distinction.

Christensen & Jensen represents both plaintiffs and defendants in most areas of civil litigation. While handling complicated matters for some of the largest corporations in the country, we also represent individuals and families who have been significantly harmed and are seeking to recover damages.

This mixed practice allows Christensen & Jensen’s attorneys to understand from divergent perspectives, and the resulting broad experience provides insight and networks that benefit our clients.

Christensen & Jensen’s attorneys have successfully focused on diverse practice areas that cover most of the civil and criminal litigation spectrum, including appeals; commercial litigation; construction;employment; family law; government defense and government contracting; insurance bad faith and coverage; mediation and arbitration; plaintiff/defendant personal injury; products liability; professional liability; real estate; land use; water; tort defense; transportation law; vaccine injury; whistleblower; white collar and criminal defense.