Bria L. Mertens

Bria L. Mertens, President Elect


Stoel Rives LLP

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Bria is an attorney practicing in the corporate group at Stoel Rives. She represents a variety of clients in corporate and real estate transactions, as well as corporate restructuring and bankruptcy matters. Prior to joining Stoel, Bria was with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP in Los Angeles, California.


Bria received her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. She received a bachelor’s degree in art and art history from Rice University.

Hobbies & Family

Bria is a Salt Lake City native, and relocated here with her husband, John, in 2012 after a 16-year hiatus. Bria is an avid cook and baker,
and enjoys learning about other cultures through food. A novice runner, she can often be found on the Liberty Park jogging trail behind a stroller carrying her children, ages 3 and 4.

Why CSS?

As a parent and Utahn, I am passionate about ensuring the safety and security of Utah children. I serve on the CSS board so that I can support their excellent efforts to prevent child abuse, to provide support for children who have escaped abusive situations, and to ensure quality childcare is available for working parents. CSS is privileged to have an amazing cadre of talented, passionate people leading the charge on these critical efforts, and it is my privilege to provide support and leadership through the CSS board to help their programs succeed on every level.

Areas of Expertise

  • Contract review/negotiation
  • Lease review/negotiation
  • Event planning
  • Organizational strategy
  • Writing and editing (speeches, website copy, letters, etc.)