James S. Jardine - Ray Quinney & Nebeker PC

James S. Jardine

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
Phone: 801-323-3337

Mr. Jardine's practice focuses on prosecuting and defending commercial litigation matters, and emphasizes complex business, antitrust, securities and intellectual property litigation. He has represented a wide variety of local, regional, and national businesses in major litigation in Utah and other states. Mr. Jardine is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a former member of the Committee on the Local Rules of Practice for the District of Utah and former Chairman of the Litigation Section of the Utah State Bar.  He has been involved in a wide variety of community activities, including serving as Outside Counsel to the Salt Lake Olympic Organizing Committee, as a member of the Board of Regents of the Utah System of Higher Education, as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Utah and as a Governor of the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Jardine was named Outstanding Lawyer of the Year by the Utah Chapter of the Federal Bar Association for 2006. He was selected by the Utah Bar Commission as the recipient of the Bar's Distinguished Lawyer of the Year award for 2005.  For the past ten years Mr. Jardine has been included on the list of The Best Lawyers in America in Antitrust Law, Commercial Litigation, and Bet-the-Company Litigation, and in 2010 was voted Antitrust Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers.  He maintains an AV Preeminent (5.0) rating with Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics. He has also been selected for inclusion in Mountain States Super Lawyers in the category of Antitrust Litigation.  He was named as one of the Top 75, a list of attorneys who received the highest point totals in the Utah nomination, research and blue ribbon review process for Mountain States Super Lawyers.  Mr. Jardine has been voted by his peers throughout the state as one of Utah's "Legal Elite" in the category of Civil Litigation (as published in Utah Business Magazine).

University of UtahBA 1971Harvard University Law SchoolJ.D. 1974

Case History

Novell v. Microsoft — Member of trial team for defendant Microsoft in a nine week antitrust jury trial in late 2011 that ended in the jury being unable to reach a decision.   The matter is currently in the post-trial motion stage.

Office Location

36 South State Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 45385
Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0385
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Bet-the-Company Litigation of the Salt Lake City Metro Area2010 Lawyer of the Year in Antitrust Law of the Salt Lake City Metro Area
James S. Jardine has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!James S. Jardine has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2010!

Practice Areas

Antitrust Law
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation

Other Information

Gender: Male