Jurhee A. Rice

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Spencer Fane attorney Jurhee Rice


Jurhee Rice represents clients in multiple areas of litigation, focusing on personal injury and medical malpractice claims, as well as employment-related litigation, family law, and criminal defense. She also has significant experience handling nursing and medical matters, such as Division of Professional Licensing complaints.

Earlier in her career, Jurhee gained experience in transactional matters and corporate law before practicing criminal defense, where she handled numerous criminal and family law cases across the state of Utah. This helped her gain a firm grasp of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and has experience in civil litigation.

Jurhee is a VA-accredited attorney who represents veterans in all phases of their disability appeals.

Significant research abilities and a background in biology and chemistry allow Jurhee to both apply a rational approach and assess information in a comprehensive manner to move cases forward.



  • Arizona Summit Law School, 2015 (J.D.), magna cum laude
  • University of Utah, 2010 (M.S.)
  • Westminster College, 2002 (B.S.)

Bar Admissions

  • Utah

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Utah

  • Presented an oral argument before the Utah Supreme Court regarding employment commissions due to employee post termination in an at-will setting.
  • Secured a successful motion for a protective order in a domestic disturbance case between a disabled son and father.
  • Successfully defended a motion to dismiss an anti-stalking injunction against a disabled adult child.
  • Successfully argued a 60(B)(3) motion to partially set aside a divorce decree and reallocate settlement funds.
  • Successfully argued a motion to suppress evidence.

  • Universal Life Church, Minister, 2019
  • Phi Alpha Delta, 2015-present
  • Tri Beta Biological Society, 2002
  • Utah Crime Victims Legal Clinic, Intern, 2015-2016

  • Tri Beta Biological Honor Society, 2002
  • Health Science Sterling Scholar, 1998
  • Utah Eastern Star Scholarship Recipient
  • Utah Masonic Lodge Scholarship Recipient

  • Utah Supreme Court Rules of Professional Conduct Advisory
    • Chair, 2023-present
    • Committee Member, 2019-present
  • Utah State Bar, Litigation Section; Health Law Section
  • Health Law Society, 2015-present
  • Criminal Law Society, 2015
  • Women’s Law Society, 2015
  • Veterans Law Society, 2015
  • Animal Law Society, 2015
  • American Chemical Society, 2002

  • “Uniform Synergy: The implications of a federally mandated modifiable disease surveillance system within the United States,” Arizona Summit Law Review, 2015
  • “Technological Innovation: The Scourge of Modern Organizations – A Theory of Implementation,”
    University of Utah Department of Political Science, Consequences & Disease, 2010
  • “Effects of Polyclonal IgG Derived from patients with Different Clinical Types of the Antiphospholipid
  • Syndrome on Monocyte Signaling Pathways,” Journal of Immunology, 2010
  • “Different Patterns of p38MAPK, NF-kB and Akt signaling distinguish different clinical subgroups in the Antiphospholipid Syndrome,” Journal of Immunology, 2007
  • “The Evaluation of Several Elisa Tests Used in the Diagnosis of Antiphospholipid Syndrome in a Large Cohort of Patient Samples,” 2006
  • “The Factor V Leiden and the G20210A Prothrombin Gene Mutations are Rare in Women with Fetal Death,” Blackwell Munsgaard, 2005