Bentley J. Tolk

Bentley J. Tolk

Parr Brown Gee & Loveless

Recognized since 2012

Salt Lake City, Utah

Practice Areas

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Litigation - ERISA

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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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 2009
  • Seminar, How To Advance Your Career By Publishing A Book, Utah State Bar 2007
  • 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

  • 101 South 200 East, Suite 700
    Salt Lake City, UT 84111
  • French
  • University of Chicago, J.D., graduated 1993
  • Harvard University, AB, graduated 1990
Bar Admissions
  • Utah, Utah State Bar
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • DRI, DRI Employment and Labor Law Committee, DRI Life, Health and Disability Committee - Member
  • Utah State Bar - Member

Parr Brown Gee & Loveless
Headquarters: Salt Lake City, Utah

51 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Salt Lake City (2022)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Litigation - ERISA
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
Special Focus:
  • Litigation
  • AV rating – the highest awarded by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Utah Business magazine Utah’s Legal Elite
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property


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