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Durham Jones & Pinegar

Durham Jones & Pinegar  

Legal Services | Utah, USA

tel: +1 801 415 3000 | fax: +1 801 415 3500
111 S. Main Street | Salt Lake City | Utah | 84111 | USA

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Salt Lake City, Utah | Las Vegas, Nevada | Lehi, Utah | Ogden, Utah | St. George, Utah

Durham Jones & Pinegar's Overview

Durham Jones & Pinegar is a leading Salt Lake City-based law firm that offers a spectrum of legal services in more than 20 specialized fields. These include complex business & finance law, banking, commercial litigation, intellectual property, bankruptcy, real estate, tax, estate planning, employment and family law. Durham Jones & Pinegar is one of the largest law firms in Utah, and it has more than 90 attorneys working from offices in Salt Lake City, Lehi, Ogden, St. George, and Las Vegas.

Our attorneys provide innovative and practical solutions, rapid response and attentive service. We offer a range of legal services to a diverse client base--from large public and private companies to individuals.

Where We Practice
We advise clients throughout the United States and internationally. We have talented attorneys who are admitted to practice in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Hawaii, Nevada, New York, Maine, Minnesota, Texas, Wyoming, Washington, D.C., Washington State and Wisconsin.

We also routinely represent clients with interests in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia. A majority of our attorneys have lived abroad and speak a second language.

Awards and Ratings
We consistently rank in Chambers, The Best Lawyers in America®, Mountain States Super Lawyers® and Utah Business magazine's "Legal Elite". Many of our shareholders have earned an "A/V" peer review rating with Martindale-Hubbell (the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics).

Serving In the Community
We support many causes in our profession and community through pro-bono work, charitable contributions, volunteering and board service. We support the arts, education, healthcare, business, technology and the environment just to name a few. We are actively involved in the Salt Lake, Utah County, Ogden-Weber and St. George Area chambers of commerce. Many of our attorneys have held leadership positions in state and local bar associations.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1991
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 5
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 90

Languages: Bulgarian, Cape Verdean Creole, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Malagasy, Mongolian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sign Language (SEE), Spanish, Swedish and Tagalog.


Areas of Practice
  • Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
  • Business & Finance
  • Elder Law
  • Employment
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Governmental Entities Defense
  • Immigration
  • Insurance Recovery & Counseling
  • Litigation
  • Patents and Trademarks
  • Real Estate
  • Tax
Representative Clients
  • ActiveCare, Inc.
  • American Technology Corporation
  • Asset Risk Management, LLC
  • Associated Food Stores, Inc.
  • ASUSTeK Computer, Inc.
  • Bank of Utah
  • Clyde Companies
  • Delta Airlines
  • doTERRA, Inc
  • DR Horton
  • Dynatronics Corporation
  • eBay, Inc.
  • Falcon Gathering Management, LLC
  • Finisar Corp.
  • Geneva Rock Products, Inc.
  • Hansen Corporation
  • The Homestead, Inc.
  • HSBC Mortgage Services
  • Ingenix, Inc.
  • JetBlue Airways, Inc.
  • KeyBank National Association
  • Mad Catz Interactive, Inc.
  • Mercury General Corporation
  • Qualcomm Incorporated
  • Salt Lake City Airport Authority
  • Scotts Lawn Service
  • SecureAlert, Inc.
  • Shuff Steel Company
  • Spillman Technologies, Inc.
  • Sunfirst Bank
  • Sunroc Corporation
  • SupraNaturals, LLC
  • Tempus Global Data, Inc.
  • Tomax Corporation
  • USANA Health Sciences, Inc.
  • ZAGG Inc.
  • Utah Local Governments Trust
  • Utah Transit Authority
  • Village Bank
  • Vivint, Inc.
  • Washington City
  • Weber State University
  • Wencor West, Inc


Mark Astling

Mark L. AstlingShareholder

Philip Ballif

Philip M. BallifShareholder

Thomas Burns

Thomas J. BurnsShareholder

Ian Davis

Ian S. DavisShareholder

Clinton Duke

Clinton E. DukeShareholder

J. Mark Gibb

J. Mark GibbShareholder

Duane Gillman

Duane H. GillmanShareholder

James Gilson

James D GilsonShareholder

Richard Hymas

Richard M. HymasShareholder

Jeffrey Jones

Jeffrey M. JonesShareholder

Penrod Keith

Penrod W. KeithShareholder

N. Todd Leishman

N. Todd LeishmanShareholder

W Lloyd

W Waldan LloydShareholder

Z. Ryan Pahnke

Z. Ryan PahnkeShareholder

David Rose

David P. RoseShareholder

Russell Smith

Russell K. SmithShareholder

Wayne Swan

Wayne D. SwanShareholder

Thomas Taylor

Thomas R. TaylorShareholder

Gary Thorup

Gary R. ThorupShareholder

David Tufts

David W. TuftsShareholder

John Walch

John D WalchBenefits Czar


Of Counsel

Richard Cahoon

Richard CahoonOf Counsel

G. Richard Hill

G. Richard HillOf Counsel

David Klomp

David F. KlompOf Counsel

Bret Randall

Bret F. RandallOf Counsel

Eric Smith

Eric S. SmithOf Counsel


Aaron Evans

Aaron EvansMarketing Assistant

Brandon McDonald

Brandon McDonaldIT Director

Melissa Smith

Melissa SmithDirector of Administration


Nevada Asset Protection Trusts – How Effective Are They?
Durham Jones & Pinegar, November 2016

November 30, 2016 – It took hard work to get where you are, so how do you protect what’s yours? ‎‎Nevada is well known for having some of the best and strongest asset protection laws in the country. Perhaps the strongest weapon in our arsenal is our asset protection trust. To follow are FAQ’s regarding Nevada Asset Protection Trusts: Won’t my living trust provide asset protection? No, living trusts don’t offer any asset protection. As a revocable trust, a living trust gives your creditors access your assets. Can I really have complete asset protection? Nevada has the strongest asset protection trust in the nation...

End of Year Benefit To-Do List
Durham Jones & Pinegar, November 2016

The end of the year is when people make lists and check them twice. However, for managers of a company’s benefit plans, those are not shopping lists. To help you get through a busy time of year, here is a list of some things you want to do to keep your benefit plans running smoothly. Retirement Plans · Provide your annual participant notices by December 31 (for calendar year plans): traditional safe harbor, Qualified Automatic Contribution Arrangement (QACA), Eligible Automatic Contribution Arrangement (EACA), non-safe harbor automatic contribution arrangement and Qualified Default Investment Alternative plan notices...

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Durham Jones & Pinegar Welcomes Two Prominent ERISA Attorneys - W. Waldan Lloyd and John D. Walch As Newest Shareholders
Durham Jones & Pinegar, October 2016

Durham Jones & Pinegar (DJP) announced that prominent ERISA lawyers W. Waldan Lloyd and John D. Walch, formerly of the law firm Callister Nebeker & McCullough, have joined DJP as shareholders. Mr. Lloyd currently serves as Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Taxation – Employee Benefits Committee. Mr. Lloyd has more than 30 years of experience advising clients on the design and drafting of all forms of retirement plans, including 401K plans, ESOPs, VEBAs, and plans for individuals as well as those covering tens of thousands of employees...

Durham Jones & Pinegar Welcomes Tayler Fox As Senior Associate
Durham Jones & Pinegar, September 2016

J. Tayler Fox, an experienced litigation and real estate attorney, recently joined Durham Jones & Pinegar as a Senior Associate in the Litigation Group. Mr. Fox brings more than eight years of experience to benefit his clients, and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Real Property Section of the Utah State Bar. His extensive background includes successful representation of clients in real property law, commercial litigation, bankruptcy, loan workouts, default collections, foreclosures, title disputes and lender liability and foreclosure litigation defense. He has also represented major lending institutions at both trial and appellate levels...

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