Jody Burnett is a shareholder with the firm. He focuses his practice on the representation of governmental entities throughout Utah, primarily cities and counties, in the areas of land use and zoning, eminent domain, and related constitutional and civil rights claims.
Jody’s experience in land use and zoning law is well-recognized. Over the course of his career, he has represented governments in many cases of first impression — including more than 60 reported appellate decisions. He enjoys using his legal skills to make a contribution to significant public policy issues.
Jody identifies closely with the local governmental entities that he represents. Before attending law school, he earned an undergraduate degree in political science. He understands the responsibilities and risks of public service – and highly respects those who choose this path.
Because of his experience in land use and zoning law, Jody is often asked to speak to groups of local government elected officials and employees – especially city attorneys.
Before joining the firm, Jody was a long-time partner at Salt Lake law firm Williams & Hunt. Following law school, he served a four-year tour of active duty with the U.S. Army as a member of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
- Utah State University, 1973
- J.D., Cornell University, 1977
Bar & Court Admissions
- Utah State Bar