Thomas A. Mitchell currently is Senior Counsel with the State of Utah, School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration in Salt Lake City, Utah and an Adjunct Professor teaching Oil and Gas Law at theS. J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah. Tom is a natural resource attorney with significant experience in private practice and in the public sector. For many years he was Counsel to the State of Utah's Board of Oil Gas and Mining. He also was special litigation counsel for the Utah Department of Transportation for matters related to condemnation, NEPA, and the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. Tom has served as chair of The Utah State Bar Natural Resources Oil and Gas Section, as well as other Bar committees and as Chair of the Conference of Government Mining Attorneys.