Bentley J. Tolk - Parr Brown Gee & Loveless

Bentley J. Tolk

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 801-257-7947

Bentley J. Tolk is a member of the firm’s Litigation Group, with an emphasis in the areas of ERISA litigation, employment litigation, intellectual property litigation, and general commercial litigation.  Mr. Tolk has represented employers, third-party administrators, and insurance companies in a wide variety of ERISA and employee benefits disputes.  He has also represented national and local employers in numerous employment-related lawsuits and disputes.  In addition, Mr. Tolk has represented both national and local companies in connection with disputes relating to trademarks, intellectual property, and/or patents.  He has broad-ranging experience in other areas of litigation.

Mr. Tolk established and hosts the ERISA Litigation Podcast.  He is or has been a presenter with such organizations as the Utah State Bar, ALI-ABA, the Salt Lake Society of Human Resource Managers, and The Employers Council.

Mr. Tolk has been awarded an AV rating – the highest awarded by Martindale-Hubbell.  He has been continuously listed in Utah Business magazine as one of Utah’s Legal Elite in labor and employment, as well as Best Lawyers in America 2012-2015 editions.  Mr. Tolk has also been recognized in 2014 by Mountain States Super Lawyers.

Publications & Speaking Engagements:
  • New Rules Impacting Telephone Consumer Protection Act in Effect
    October 2013
  • Seminar, Social Networking: Employers Beware!, The Employers Council
  • Seminar, How To Advance Your Career By Publishing A Book, Utah State Bar
  • Book Review, "Overcoming The 6-Minute Life," Review of Legal Resources
    January 2007
  • Seminar, The Secrets of Highly Successful Practice Development in Utah
    February 2007
  • "Request to arbitrate dispute over Enron insurance proceeds denied," Society for Human Resource Management
    Dec 22, 2006
  • Seminar, Benefits From Alternative Billing & Technology, Utah State Bar
    Sept 2006
  • Co-author, "Tread cautiously when denying ERISA claims"
    June 1, 2006
  • Book Author, Overcoming The 6-Minute Life: How And Why the Legal Profession Should Free Itself From Billable Hours, 2006


Harvard UniversityAB 1990University of ChicagoJ.D. 1993
American Bar AssociationDRI, DRI Employment and Labor Law Committee, DRI Life, Health and Disability CommitteeUtah State Bar

Office Location

101 South 200 East, Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
United States

Practice Areas

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (Litigation)

Other Information

Gender: Male