Environmental and Natural Resources Law

Jonathan Jemming has been practicing environmental, natural resources and human rights law since 2004. He was awarded the 2003 O’Hara Fellowship in Environmental and Natural Resources Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. Upon graduation, he served two years as an Assistant Attorney General in the Natural Resources Division of the Utah Attorney General’s Office. Jonathan was then invited to become the Director of the Resource Development Coordinating Committee in the Office of Governor Jon M. Huntsman. After serving an additional two years working for the Governor, he took a position as Assistant Borough Attorney for the Inupiat led North Slope Borough where he acted as offshore counsel from 2008-2010. His expertise covers the National Environmental Policy Act, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. Jonathan is an expert consultant, administrative lawyer, appellate litigator and planner in both the state and federal legal arenas.

Jonathan has also worked as a landman and title opinion lawyer for oil & gas companies in matters, generating hundreds of title memorandums in the acquisition process of fee mineral estates in the State of Utah.


  • Prepared the curriculum and facilitated a day-long Environmental Justice workshop for North Slope planners and land managers in 2009.
  • Prepared and conducted NEPA trainings for the Great Salt Lake Audubon in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2012.