People: Reno's Gregory Morrison, Ashley C. Nikkel named shareholders at Parsons Behle & Latimer

Ashley C. Nikkel, left, and Gregory Morrison.

Ashley C. Nikkel, left, and Gregory Morrison. Courtesy Photos

Western law firm Parsons Behle & Latimer recently welcomed one of the largest groups of new shareholders in the firm’s history, and two of the 10 new shareholders, Gregory Morrison and Ashley C. Nikkel, practice in Parsons’ Reno office.

Nikkel is a member of the firm’s Litigation, Trials & Appeals and Environmental and Natural Resources practice groups. She previously clerked for a Nevada district court judge and a Nevada Supreme Court justice after law school.

Prior to joining Parsons Behle & Latimer, Nikkel earned her J.D., summa cum laude, from the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law in 2012, and she holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Among other interests, Nikkel supports the Center for Civic Education’s “We the People: the Citizen and the Constitution” program, and has coached a number of nationally-qualified teams from Incline High School. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Reno chapter of Dress for Success.

Morrison advises a variety of private and public interests on matters involving water acquisition and permitting, environmental compliance on the state and federal level, and property development and disputes.

He began his career in Carson City, involved in various administrative, district court and Nevada Supreme Court processes. He has worked in conjunction with municipal, tribal, and institutional parties toward the adoption of the 2008 Truckee River Operating Agreement (TROA) as a federal regulation.

Following a lateral move to Santa Barbara, California, Morrison returned to Northern Nevada in 2016 to Parsons Behle & Latimer’s Reno office. He received his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2011 in Sacramento and holds a bachelor’s degree in science and English literature from Miami University.

“We are proud of the accomplishments and hard work of our newest shareholders, Ashley Nikkel and Greg Morrison,” Michael R. Kealy, Parsons’ Reno managing shareholder, said in a statement “The Reno office continues to grow, and these new shareholders are key to that growth. Ashley’s growing experience in hard rock mine permitting and highly skilled real property litigation, and Greg’s deep knowledge and skill in water, environmental and real property law combine with our existing shareholders’ capabilities to make Parsons a force in northern Nevada. We couldn’t be more pleased with their advancement.”

Parsons’ other newly elected shareholders include: Andrew R. Alder, Slade D. Sokol and Jason R. Mau (Boise, Idaho, office); Robert J. Couch (Idaho Falls, Idaho); Ross P. Keogh (Missoula, Mont) and Emily D. Holt, Eric U. Johnson and Nicole Salazar-Hall (Salt Lake City).


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