Maria E. Heckel

Ms. Heckel practices general commercial litigation before trial and appellate courts and in administrative proceedings. She works on a variety of litigation matters, but specializes in securities litigation and environmental and natural resources law and is a member of RQN’s appellate practice group.

In the area of environmental and natural resources law, Ms. Heckel works on cases and transactions involving issues related to land use, water use, and environmental laws including but not limited to water law, the National Environmental Policy Act, CERCLA, and RCRA. She holds a graduate certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, and is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Section.  She has been selected for inclusion in Mountain States Super Lawyers as a Rising Star (2012-2014) in the category of Securities Litigation and has also been voted by her peers throughout the state as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite” (2013-2014) in the category of Up and Coming (as published in Utah Business Magazine).


  • S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, J.D., 2005
  • University of Utah, B.S., Geography, 2002

Admitted to Practice

  • Utah State Bar
  • Utah Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the District of Utah
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Contact Maria E. Heckel

Contact Maria E. Heckel

Ray, Quinney & Nebeker
36 South State Street
Suite 1400
Salt Lake City, Utah  84111
Phone: 801-323-3377
Fax: 801-532-7543


Service Area

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  • Utah