Mr. Thaler has been with Ray Quinney & Nebeker since receiving both his undergraduate and law degrees from Duke University. He is a shareholder and director of the firm. His practice includes complex commercial litigation, general litigation, federal and state employment litigation, appellate litigation, tort and contract claims, administrative agency practice, tax controversies, and consultation with companies on a wide variety of business and employee issues. He has significant experience representing large manufacturers, airlines, mining concerns, national retail chains, winter sports related companies, and businesses nationwide in a number of other industries.
Mr. Thaler was appointed to a second four-year term on the Advisory Council for the Utah Antidiscrimination and Labor Division, which advises the Labor Commission and the Utah Legislature regarding labor and employment issues. He also frequently speaks and writes about various employment topics.
Mr. Thaler consistently receives excellent ratings in numerous peer reviews. He maintains an AV Preeminent (5.0) rating with Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics. In addition, he is regularly listed in The Best Lawyers in America, is voted by his peers as one of Utah's "Legal Elite" in the category of Labor and Employment (as published in Utah Business Magazine), and is listed among the top 5% of lawyers by Mountain States Super Lawyers, another peer reviewed process. Clients and lawyers surveyed by Chambers USA state that Mr. Thaler is an "uncanny judge of character with an excellent ability for exacting the truth from people," and they praise his writing as "keen and concise."
Mr. Thaler is one of six members of the firm's Executive Committee, and oversees and manages all aspects of the firm's business. He also currently serves as Chair of the firm's Winter Sports Practice Group and Vice Chair of the firm's Employment Section. Previously, Mr. Thaler served a four-year term as Marketing Partner and Chair of the firm's Business Development Committee, and was one of three members of the firm's Associate Committee which is responsible for the supervision and professional development of the firm's associate attorneys.