Joel Yellowhorse


Cell: (801) 850-8209
Address: PO Box 831,
Pleasant Grove, UT 80462

Practice Areas: Municipal Bonds, Government Law, Indian Law

Mr. Yellowhorse’s practice focuses on municipal bonds, local government law, and Indian law. Mr. Yellowhorse has served a wide variety of governments, counties, districts, and water companies during his years of practice. After graduating with a degree in civil engineering, Mr. Yellowhorse attended law school on a full tuition scholarship at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. He began working with our office in 2018.

He has worked exclusively in local government law and has experience with prosecution, land use planning, ordinances, contracts, development agreements, open meetings compliance, GRAMA, and various other aspects of local government law. Because of his background in civil engineering, he enjoys a particular expertise in areas like water law, construction matters, and all things touching on natural resources. His work extends to helping and working with tribal organizations in the state of Utah. Mr. Yellowhorse has served many communities across the state including South Ogden, Blanding, Price, Mona, Emery County, the Naatsis Aan Development Association in the Navajo Nation and the San Rafael Special Service District

Mr. Yellowhorse also has experience in municipal bonding and has drafted documents for various project fundings. These fundings go to help local communities provide the needed resources for their constituents and help maintain standards of living in small communities. An example of these projects is the San Rafael Energy Research Center located in the small community of Orangeville, Utah. Mr. Yellowhorse contributed to the drafting of environmental permissions for the Research Center, contracting for services and equipment, and planning and envisioning continued funding and development. This project has brought millions of dollars of funding into the community and promises to grow the local economy significantly.

Education: Brigham Young University, J.D., 2020. Brigham Young University, Civil Engineering and EIT,

Admissions: Utah, 2020

Affiliations: Utah State Indian Law Section, National Association of Bond Lawyers

Second Language: Spanish

Personal: Born in Provo, Utah, enjoys performing classical music and reading