Admitted to bar: Utah State Bar; United States District Court District of Utah.
Education: Westminster College, 2002 (B.S.-Biology, Chemistry-Awards and Honors: Tri Beta Biological Honor Society, Utah Eastern Star Scholarship Recipient, Utah Masonic Lodge Scholarship Recipient, Westminster College Scholarship Recipient, Health Science Sterling Scholar Scholarship recipient, Westminster College Deans List); University of Utah, 2010 (M.S.- Public Administration Honors and Awards: National Honors Society, University of Utah Deans list), Arizona Summit Law School, 2015 (J.D.-Honors and Awards: High Honors, Top 10%, Magna Cum Laude, Deans List Recipient, Cali Award recipient in business associations and conflict of laws, Merit Scholarship recipient, Castro Scholarship recipient, Arizona Summit Law Review Editor, Arizona Summit Writing Center Fellow, Arizona Summit Teaching Assistant (Civil Procedure & Torts), Phi Alpha Delta Member).
Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice Defense, Employment, Commercial Litigation, Professional Malpractice Defense, Construction Defense, Products Liability, Trucking Liability, Premises Liability, Personal Injury Litigation, Insurance Coverage.
Professional Memberships: Utah State Bar, American Bar Association, Department of Veteran Affairs (Certified Veteran Attorney), Universal Life Church Minister.
Board Memberships: Utah State Bar, Young Lawyers Division, Utah Supreme Court Advisory Committee Rules of Professional Conduct, Criminal Law Society, Women’s Law Society, Veterans Law Society, Animal Law Society, Tri Beta Biological Society (founding officer), and Health Law Society.
Reported Decisions and Notable Motion Practice:
Vander Veur v. Groove Entertainment Technologies, 2019 (Utah Supreme Court oral argument regarding employment commissions due to employee post termination in an at will setting).
Colebrook v. Anderson, 2018 (successful on motion for a protective order in a domestic disturbance case between a disabled son and father).
Anderson v. Colebrook, 2018 (successfully defended a motion to dismiss an anti-stalking injunction against a disabled adult child).
Cobb v. Cobb, 2018 (successfully argued a 60(B)(3) motion to partially set aside a divorce decree and reallocated settlement funds).
Pleasant Grove City v. Henderson, 2018 (successfully argued a motion to suppress evidence).
Greenwood v. Schoenberger, 2018 (successfully argued a motion to dismiss a sexual assault case and the underlying protective order).
Rice, JA. Uniform Synergy: The implications of a federally mandated modifiable disease surveillance system within the United States. Arizona Summit Law Review. 2015 Rice, JA.
Technological Innovation: The Scourge of Modern Organizations-A Theory of Implementation, Consequences & Disease. Unpublished Thesis. University of Utah Department of Political Science. 2010.
Lambrianides A, Carroll CJ, Pierangelli SS, Pericleous C, Branch W, Rice J, Latchman D, Townsend P, Isenberg D, Rahman A, Giles IP. Effects of Polyclonal IgG Derived from patients with Different Clinical Types of the Antiphospholipid Syndrome on Monocyte Signaling Pathways. 2010. The Journal of Immunology; 6622-6628.
Tebo AE, Jaskowski TD, Phansalkar AR, Litwin CM, Branch DW, Hill HR. Diagnostic Performance of Phospholipid-Specific Assays for the Evaluation of Antiphospholipid Syndrome. American Society for Clinical Pathology. 2008: 870-875. Special thanks to Jurhee Rice for analyses and work.
Tebo A.E., Jaskowski T.D., Hill H.R., Branch D.W. Clinical Relevance of Multiple antibody testing in anti-phospholipid syndrome and recurrent pregnancy loss. Blackwell Synergy: 2008; 154-63. Special thanks to Jurhee Rice for analyses and work.
Lambrianides A, Carroll C, Pericleous C, Pierangelli S, Latchman D, Isenberg D, Townsend P, Anisure R, Giles I, Rice J, Branch DW. Different Patterns of p38MAPK, NF-kB and Akt signaling distinguish different clinical subgroups in the Antiphospholipid Syndrome. 2007. Journal of Immunology.
Pierangeli SS, Henderson V, Papalardo Elizabeth, Pierangeli HR, Rice J, Padilla P, Borghi MO, Meroni PL, Brey RL, Quarshi A, Branch DW. The Evaluation of Several Elisa Tests Used in the Diagnosis of Antiphospholipid Syndrome in a Large Cohort of Patient Samples. 2006
Sullivan AE, Nelson L, Rice JA, Porter TF, Branch DW, Silver RM. The Factor V Leiden and the G20210A Prothrombin Gene Mutations are Rare in Women with Fetal Death. AJRI 2005; 54: 1-4. Blackwell Munsgaard.
Ms. Rice began her legal career as a solo law firm in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she gained experience in transactional matters and corporate law, setting up corporate infrastructures and contract negotiations for large enterprises within Utah. In 2017, Ms. Rice moved into criminal law and joined the law firm of Greg Smith and Associates where she handled criminal cases within the State of Utah. While working in the criminal arena, Ms. Rice gained extensive courtroom experience, trial experience, and client interaction. While working as a criminal defense attorney, Ms. Rice also handled family law cases, employment law cases, and civil litigation matters, allowing her to broaden her scope of practice and hone her skills within these areas. Ms. Rice joined Kipp & Christian, P.C. in 2018 with a primary focus on medical malpractice defense, employment law, personal injury law, and general civil litigation. Currently, Ms. Rice is a certified Veteran Law attorney, Secretary to the Utah Supreme Court Advisory Committee Rules of Professional Conduct, a Universal Life Church Minister, and a member of the Utah State and Federal Bar.