Judge Bohling began his legal career in 1968 as an trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., assigned to the Antitrust Division’s Patent Unit. From 1971 to 1973, he was a litigation associate with the law firm of Jones Waldo Holbrook and McDonough in Salt Lake City. He left law practice in 1973 to join the law faculty of Texas Tech University School of Law in Lubbock, Texas as an assistant professor. After two years, he advanced to an associate professor with tenure, teaching antitrust, business torts, contracts and economic regulation. In 1979, he returned to Jones Waldo as a shareholder where he remained as a commercial litigation for 14 years. In 1993 he was recognized by the Utah State Bar as the Distinguished Lawyer of the Year. In the same year, he joined federal bench and private mediation panels, and later in the year, was appointed to the Utah Third District Court bench as a general jurisdiction trial judge. While serving on the bench, he chaired the Judicial Council’s committee on alternate dispute resolution, where he became a mediation advocate to both the bench and bar. Bohling retired from the bench in 2004 and in the same year was honored by the Utah State Bar as the Judge of the Year. Upon his retirement, he began his professional mediation practice. While on the bench and in the early years of his practice, he completed mediation trainings at CDR Associates (Boulder, Colorado), Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative (Harvard Law School) and the Straus Institute (Pepperdine University School of Law). In his eleven year mediation practice, his mediation firm has received a US News/Best Lawyer Tier 1 ranking. Also, since 2008 Bohling has been listed annually in both Best Lawyers in America and Mountain States Super Lawyers. In 2008 he was inducted into the International Academy of Mediators as a distinguished fellow. He was recognized as as Best Lawyers’ Salt Lake City 2013 Mediation Lawyer of the Year and most recently, as Best Lawyers’ Salt Lake City 2017 Mediation Lawyer of the Year.
Judge Bohling has served as a mediator since his retirement from the bench in 2004. His mediations focus on high-conflict, complex, and multiparty commercial, construction, tort, employment and probate cases. His reputation for integrity, tenacity, and resourcefulness, has led to his being listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers, and Best Lawyers in America from 2008 to the present, his being individually profiled in Utah Business’ 2013 Legal Resource Guide and his being named Best Lawyers’ Salt Lake City 2013 and 2017 Mediation Lawyer of the Year. He has an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell, was awarded UCCR’s 2005 Peacekeeper Award, and the Peter Billings 2010 Award for Excellence in Dispute Resolution. He is also a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators.
Judge Bohling has been a speaker and trainer of negotiation and mediation topics before numerous organizations including the International Academy of Mediators, the American Bar Association (Section of Dispute Resolution), Federal Bar Association (Utah Chapter), J. Reuben Clark (BYU) Law School, Utah Council on Conflict Resolution, Utah State Courts, and the Utah State Bar.
His 40 plus-year legal career includes 3-years at the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, 5-years as a law professor, 16-years in private practice, and 11-years on Utah’s district court bench. Judge Bohling was named the Utah State Bar’s 1993 Distinguished Lawyer of the Year and its 2004 Judge of the Year.
He received his mediation training at Pepperdine University School of Law's Strauss Institute, Harvard Law School's Negotiation Insight Initiative, and CDR Associates In Boulder, Colorado. He holds an LLM from the University of Michigan Law School and a JD from the University of Utah College of Law. He also holds an MA in economics from Texas Tech University and a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Utah.
$400 per hour in state; $4000 per day plus travel expenses out of state.