Heidi Leithead-Villa


Parr Brown Gee & Loveless
101 South 200 East
Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Tel: 801-257-7925

Email: hleithead@parrbrown.com
Web: www.parrbrown.com

Heidi Leithead-Villa has spent 30 years counseling employers on various issues relating to employment law and personnel management and has presented at numerous seminars on various employment-related topics.

She advises both public and private employers in the areas of employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; disability accommodation issues; employment policies and practices; disciplinary action and documentation; employee leave laws; plant closures and restructuring; protection of trade secrets and other confidential and proprietary information through the use of confidentiality, noncompetition, nonsolicitation, and employee invention agreements; wage and hour laws; whistleblower laws; and other employment-related issues. She represents both public and private employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies.

Ms. Leithead-Villa received her B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of Utah and went on to receive her J.D. degree in 1987 from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney School of Law, where she was awarded the Order of the Coif and Leary Scholar academic designations and served as a staff member and on the Board of Editors of the Utah Law Review.

Ms. Leithead-Villa resides in Helena, Montana, with her husband, Arthur M. Villa, and divides her time between offices in Salt Lake City and Helena.

Ms. Leithead-Villa was named the 2013 Christine M. Durham Lawyer of the Year by the Women Lawyers of Utah. In 2012, she was appointed by Utah Governor Gary Herbert to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the Workers Compensation Fund, now Workers Compensation Mutual Insurance Company. She recently was re-elected to an additional four-year term on that Board and serves on the Board’s Risk Oversight Committee.

Ms. Leithead-Villa was a Master of the Bench and also served as President of the Aldon J. Anderson American Inn of Court for 2012/2013 and as an Adjunct Professor, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University (Employment Discrimination Law) from 2010-11 through 2012-13 academic years. She also has been included in Utah’s Legal Elite, 2002-present, Best Lawyers in America, 2008-present, “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers, and in Chambers USA – America’s Leading Business Lawyers and has a Martindale-Hubbell AV rating.

Parr Brown’s renowned employment attorneys in Utah provide counseling and litigation services for businesses and human resource professionals in the areas of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, workplace issues, and many more. Our law firm is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and many of our employment lawyers in Utah have been recognized nationally. We have significant experience in all aspects of labor and employment laws in Utah. For a more in-depth look at our areas of expertise, continue reading or schedule a consultation with one of our expert attorneys today.

At Parr Brown, our labor law attorneys are focused on creating a strong relationship with each client, individually. We understand that taking the time to develop strong relationships will allow us to truly understand our clients’ needs, leading to the best possible service. Browse the listing below to see how the employment attorneys at Parr Brown have assisted Utah clients in the past.

The Design, Implementation & Modification Of:
  • Employee benefit plans
  • Pension and profit sharing plans
  • 401k and other ERISA retirement plans
  • Welfare benefit plans
  • Stock option plans
  • Other executive compensation programs
Our Counseling & Litigation Services Include:
  • Employee benefit plan issues in mergers and acquisitions
  • Governmental audits
  • ERISA issues related to prohibited transactions, fiduciary liability, and claims procedures
  • Wage and hour compliance
  • Disability accommodation
  • Family and parental leave issues
  • Disciplinary action
  • Downsizing
  • Employment policies
  • Compliance with Federal and State statutes and regulations
  • Employee handbooks
  • Employee training
“Heidi Leithead is an experienced management-side attorney. Her practice includes advising on policy development, employee disciplinary procedures and whistle-blower statutes. She also advises on disputes involving issues such as trade secrets.”
Chambers & Partners