Jurhee A. Rice


Jurhee Rice began her legal career as a solo law firm in Salt Lake City, where she gained experience in transactional matters and corporate law.  In 2017, Ms. Rice began practicing in criminal defense, where she handled numerous criminal and family law cases across the state of Utah.

Jurhee represents clients in multiple areas of litigation.  She has experience in criminal defense, employment-related litigation, family law, as well as estate and corporate law.  Jurhee has a firm grasp of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and has experience in civil litigation.  She also has experience in DOPL complaints and Nursing/Medical claims.

Jurhee’s significant research abilities and background in biology and chemistry allow her to provide a rationalized approach to cases in addition to assessing information in a comprehensive manner so as to move cases forward.


  • J.D., Arizona Summit Law School, 2015
  • M.S., University of Utah, Public Administration, 2010
  • B.S., Westminster College, Biology and Chemistry, 2002

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Utah State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Author, Uniform Synergy: The implications of a federally mandated modifiable disease surveillance system within the United States, Arizona Summit Law Review, 2015
    Author, Technological Innovation: The Scourge of Modern Organizations – A Theory of Implementation,
    Consequences & Disease, Unpublished Thesis, University of Utah Department of Political Science, 2010
  • Co-author, Effects of Polyclonal IgG Derived from patients with Different Clinical Types of the Antiphospholipid
  • Syndrome on Monocyte Signaling Pathways, The Journal of Immunology; 6622-6628, 2010
  • Co-author, Different Patterns of p38MAPK, NF-kB and Akt signaling distinguish different clinical subgroups in the Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Journal of Immunology, 2007
  • Co-author, The Evaluation of Several Elisa Tests Used in the Diagnosis of Antiphospholipid Syndrome in a Large Cohort of Patient Samples, 2006
  • Co-author, The Factor V Leiden and the G20210A Prothrombin Gene Mutations are Rare in Women with Fetal Death, 54: 1-4, Blackwell Munsgaard, 2005
  • Utah Supreme Court Rules of Professional Conduct Advisory Committee member, 2019-present
  • Universal Life Church Minister, 2019
  • Utah State Bar, Litigation Section
  • Utah State Bar, Health Law Section
  • Criminal Law Society, 2015
  • Women’s Law Society, 2015
  • Veterans Law Society, 2015
  • Animal Law Society, 2015
  • Health Law Society, 2015-present
  • Phi Alpha Delta, 2015-present
  • American Chemical Society member, 2002
  • Tri Beta Biological Society, 2002
  • Internship Utah Crime Victims Legal Clinic, 2015-2016
  • Health Science Sterling Scholar, 1998
  • Tri Beta Biological Honor Society, 2002
  • Utah Eastern Star Scholarship Recipient
  • Utah Masonic Lodge Scholarship Recipient
  • Westminster College, 2002
    •   Westminster College Scholarship Recipient
    •   Deans List
  • University of Utah, 2010
    •   Deans list
    •   National Honors Society
  • Arizona Summit Law School, 2015
    •   Magna cum laude
    •   Deans List
    •   Castro Scholarship Recipient
    •   Cali Award Recipient in Business Associations and Conflict of Laws
    •   Law Review Editor
    •   Writing Center Editor
    •   Civil Procedure and Torts Teaching Assistant
  • Vander Veur v. Groove Entertainment Technologies, 2019 (Utah Supreme Court oral argument regarding employment commissions due to employee post termination in an at-will setting).
  • Colebrook v. Anderson, 2018 (successful on motion for a protective order in a domestic disturbance case between a disabled son and father).
  • Anderson v. Colebrook, 2018 (successfully defended a motion to dismiss an anti-stalking injunction against a disabled adult child).
  • Cobb v. Cobb, 2018 (successfully argued a 60(B)(3) motion to partially set aside a divorce decree and reallocate settlement funds).
  • Pleasant Grove City v. Henderson, 2018 (successfully argued a motion to suppress evidence).
  • Greenwood v. Schoenberger, 2018 (successfully argued a motion to dismiss a sexual assault case and the underlying protective order).