Michael P. Petrogeorge - Parsons Behle & Latimer PLC

Michael P. Petrogeorge

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Mr. Petrogeorge is a shareholder in the firm's Litigation department, specializing in real estate litigation and general civil litigation. He also maintains a practice in Utah liquor licensing.

In the area of real estate litigation, Mr. Petrogeorge handles a broad array of disputes and substantive issues, including breach of real estate contracts, liens enforcement and defense, easements, boundary disputes, partitions, fraudulent transfers, nuisance, trespass, and landlord/tenant disputes. He has litigated numerous general civil litigation matters involving a wide range of issues including breach of contract, unjust enrichment, fraud/misrepresentation, misappropriation of confidential and trade secret information and breach of fiduciary duties and other torts. Mr. Petrogeorge has been involved in numerous bench and jury trials in multiple forums and has successfully briefed and argued appeals before a variety of courts including the Utah Supreme Court and the Utah Court of Appeals. He has also assisted a number of clients in obtaining restaurant or club licenses from the Utah Department of Alcohol Beverage Control.

Mr. Petrogeorge is a member of the firm's board of directors, serving as vice president and secretary. Prior to his election to the board in January 2012, Mr. Petrogeorge served as the practice group leader of the Firm’s Real Estate Litigation practice group, and on the firm’s recruiting committee. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law and previously served as a law clerk for the Honorable Stephen H. Anderson on the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Petrogeorge has an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale Hubbell and was recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2013 edition. Mr. Petrogeorge has also been recognized by his peers as one of Utah Business magazine’s Legal Elite, a Rising Star by Mountain States Super Lawyers magazine, and as a Future Star by Benchmark Litigation magazine.

Mr. Petrogeorge is active in the community, serving as vice chair of the advisory board for Salt Lake Head Start, on the advisory board for the Utah Office of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, on the leadership council of the United Way of Salt Lake Young Leaders, and on the University of Utah Young Alumni Board. He has previously served on the board of trustees for the Valley Mental Health Foundation, as chair of the Litigation Section of the Utah State Bar, and as co-chair of the Utah State Bar Annual Meeting Program Committee. He is also a 2008 alumni of the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Utah.

Gonzaga UniversityBA 1997University of Utah -- S.J. Quinney College of LawJ.D. 2000
Salt Lake Head StartUniversity of Utah Young Alumni BoardUnited Way of Salt Lake Young LeadersLeukemia & Lymphoma Society - Utah OfficeElyse Pentke White FoundationTerraLexAmerican Bar AssociationFederal Bar Association

Office Location

201 South Main Street, Suite 1800
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
United States


Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Other Information

Gender: Male