Joel K. Browning

Joel was born and raised in Utah. He graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a minor in Asian studies. Shortly thereafter, he relocated to South Korea. Joel lived and worked in South Korea for more than 12 years and received a Master of Arts in Korean studies and distinguished thesis award from Seoul National University. After returning to the United States, Joel received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah, where he graduated with Highest Honors. Joel was also inducted to the Order of the Coif, an honorary scholastic society that encourages excellence in legal education by recognizing law students who attained a high grade of scholarship.

During law school, Joel served as a judicial intern in the United States District Court for the District of Utah and Utah Court of Appeals in the chambers of the Honorable Jill N. Parrish and the Honorable J. Frederic Voros, Jr., respectively. He also served as a student attorney for the University of Utah Low-income Taxpayer Clinic, helping low-income clients with their tax disputes before the IRS. Joel is a William H. Leary Scholar and recipient of the David T. Lewis Clinical Award. He earned numerous CALI awards and Outstanding Achievement Awards in Criminal Procedure and Family Law.

Joel is licensed in Nevada, where his practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis in health care law.

In his free time Joel likes to nap, travel, read, and spend time with his wonderful wife and two sons.

Weber State University (B.A.)
Seoul National University (M.A., High Honors)
University of Utah (J.D., Highest Honors)

Bar and Court Admissions:
Nevada Supreme Court – 2017
U.S. District Court, District of Nevada – 2017
Utah Supreme Court – 2018

Professional Associations:
Nevada State Bar
Utah State Bar


Investor-State Dispute between Lone Star and Korea: Legal and Policy Analysis, Journal of East Asia and International Law, Vol. 9, Issue1, p.183 (May 2016)

Special Distinctions and Achievements:

Order of the Coif
CALI Awards – International Law Foreign Investment; Korean for Lawyers; Real Estate Development; Tax Practice I; Tax Practice II; and Medieval English Law
Outstanding Achievement Awards – Criminal Procedure and Family Law
David T. Lewis Clinical Award
Distinguished Thesis Award – The Issue of B/C Class War Criminals and its Role in Korean Transitional Justice (Feb. 2009)