Snow Women

Fostering an environment where women attorneys can thrive and mentor the next generation of women leaders

Snow Christensen & Martineau believes providing our clients with excellent legal services includes supporting the advancement of women in the legal profession. To this end, Snow Women was created as a group of women lawyers to combine their experiences and expertise to promote the success of women attorneys and better serve the clients of Snow Christensen & Martineau.

Specifically, Snow Women was created with five main goals in mind:

  • Recruit and retain top female attorneys in the state;
  • Meet the diverse needs of clients;
  • Facilitate open discussion and resolution of women’s issues within our firm;
  • Foster an environment where women attorneys can thrive and mentor the next generation of women leaders; and
  • Promote and support women professionals and stakeholders in our local and state-wide communities.

Snow is proud to have attorney Ruth Shapiro recently appointed as the firm Vice President by the Board of Directors. She also serves as Chair of the Tort and Insurance Practice Group and sits on the firm’s Business Development Advisory Committee.

Former long time SCM attorney Camille Johnson who recently retired to fulfill a high level leadership position in her church’s worldwide women’s organization, served as President of the Firm.

The attorneys of Snow Women are committed to the communities they serve and participate in a number of local and state-wide organizations, such as Women of Water; Utah Young Lawyers Division Board; Women Lawyers of Utah; Utah Association of Realtors; Salt Lake Estate Planning Council;  Utah State Bar Technology and Innovation Committee and Executive Committee of the Litigation Section; Salt Lake City Public Utilities Advisory Committee; Inns of Court; ACLU of Utah; Utah Open Lands Advisory Council; Salt Lake Symphonic Winds, Salt Lake County Bar Association; Utah Minority Bar Association; Utah Center for Legal Inclusion; Utah Association for Justice; Volunteers of America;  Homeless Youth Resource Center; and the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center. Several Snow Women regularly contribute articles to the Utah Bar Journal.

Additionally, these women attorneys practice in a range of diverse areas of law, including governmental defense, employment law, water and environmental law, insurance defense, ski industry defense, complex commercial litigation, business disputes, derivative actions, trade secrets, professional licensure actions, personal injury defense, construction defect litigation, intellectual property disputes, food and beverage law, civil rights litigation, arbitration, white collar criminal defense, products liability, transportation industry and professional liability defense.

To learn more about the women attorneys comprising Snow Women, see the below links to their individual pages.


Utah Litigation Attorney Shirlene Bastar

Shirlene Bastar

Melinda K. Bowen

Dani N. Cepernich

Adrienne A. Moss

Jurhee A. Rice

Ruth A. Shapiro

Brenda E. Weinberg

Heather S. White