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"Utah's #1 Medium-Sized Litigation Firm"

-Thomson-Reuters/Super Lawyers Magazine, 2015

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"Five Attorneys Included by Peers in 23rd Edition of
The Best Lawyers in America© 2017"

-Best Lawyers®/The Best Lawyers in America©, 2017

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"Tier 1 Ranking for Utah in the 2017 Edition of “Best Law Firms”™ by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers©"

-Best Lawyers®/2017 Edition of “Best Law Firms”™

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"Ten Attorneys Named Among Utah Business Legal Elite"

-Utah Business/Utah Business Magazine, 2016

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"Fifteen Attorneys Selected to 2016 Mountain States
Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists"

-Thomson-Reuters/Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016

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Practice Areas.
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Our History and Overview.
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Christensen & Jensen has specialized in litigation and trial advocacy for more than sixty years throughout Utah and surrounding states. We consider our founders, Ray R. Christensen and Jay E. Jensen, to be the gold standard for trial attorneys. With hundreds of civil trials to their credit, both achieved legendary careers and numerous honors, including Utah's Distinguished Lawyer of the Year Award.

They epitomize integrity, dignity, professionalism, and civility. Christensen & Jensen's present members follow in their footsteps. Christensen & Jensen is built on a philosophy of providing quality, cost effective, professional service to our clients and community with distinction.

Christensen & Jensen represents both plaintiffs and defendants in most areas of civil litigation. While handling complicated matters for some of the largest corporations in the country, we also represent individuals and families who have been significantly harmed and are seeking to recover damages.

This mixed practice allows Christensen & Jensen's attorneys to understand from divergent perspectives, and the resulting broad experience provides insight and networks that benefit our clients.

Christensen & Jensen's attorneys have successfully focused on diverse practice areas that cover most of the civil and criminal litigation spectrum, including appeals; commercial litigation; construction;employment; family law; government defense and government contracting; insurance bad faith and coverage; mediation and arbitration; plaintiff/defendant personal injury; products liability; professional liability; real estate; land use; water; tort defense; transportation law; vaccine injury; whistleblower; white collar and criminal defense.

News. Our Newest Cases.
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Up-to-date cases and results.
Tanner Strickland Lenart Helps Client Avoid Hefty DABC Fine
C&J liquor law compliance attorney Tanner Strickland Lenart scored a recent victory for one her restaurant clients when she secured the lowest possible fine for her client allowed under the Utah Transfer of License Act.
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Mary Corporon Featured in Several News Stories Over Delayed DNA Results in C&J Criminal Case
C&J criminal defense attorney Mary C. Corporon has recently been featured in several news stories regarding the now more than year long delay in obtaining DNA results from the Utah State crime lab in one of her cases.
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C&J Included in 2017 Edition of "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers
Christensen & Jensen has been selected by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers© for inclusion in the 2017 Edition of "Best Law Firms."™
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Eric Jenkins Participates in Mass Torts Panel Discussion at 2016 Fall Forum
Following a screening of the movie Erin Brockovich at the opening night of the 2016 Fall Forum, C&J attorney Eric K. Jenkins participated in a panel discussion regarding mass tort litigation and how those cases can pose unique challenges, whether you are a solo practitioner, mid-size law firm, or a larger firm.
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Gabe White Hosting 2016 Fall Forum Sponsored by C&J
C&J's Gabriel K. White is co-hosting this year's Fall Forum along with Amy Fowler of the Salt Lake Legal Defenders Association at the Little America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City on November 17th and 18th.
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Karra Porter Squares Off Against Trial Counsel in Appellate Presentation at 2016 Fall Forum
C&J appellate and trial attorney Karra J. Porter, who has handled more than 150 civil and criminal appeals in her more than 30 years of experience, squares off in a boxing-style match with trial counsel at today's 2016 Fall Forum.
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Karra Porter and Sarah Spencer Present at "Short Legal Writing Course for Lawyers" CLE
C&J appellate attorneys Karra J. Porter and Sarah E. Spencer presented at last night's short legal writing course for lawyers CLE at the Utah State Bar.
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Tanner Strickland Lenart Obtains Licensing Victory for Tobacco/Alcohol Shop Client
C&J liquor law compliance attorney Tanner Strickland Lenart recently obtained a significant victory for her tobacco/alcohol shop client.
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Mary Corporon Presenting at the 2016 UACDL Death Penalty Seminar
C&J criminal defense attorney Mary C. Corporon will be among the presenters at the 2016 UACDL Death Penalty Seminar, "Cutting Edge Strategies," hosted at the Utah State Bar building on November 4, 2016.
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Mary Corporon and the Utah Indigent Defense Commission Ready to Tackle Utah's Public Defender Problems
As we reported back in June, C&J criminal defense attorney Mary C. Corporon was appointed to the newly formed Utah Indigent Defense Commission.
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Nate Alder Presents "The Future of ADR in Utah" at the Annual Utah State Bar Dispute Resolution ADR Academy
On October 14, 2016, C&J dispute resolution attorney Nathan D. Alder presented "The Future of ADR in Utah" at the annual Utah State Bar Dispute Resolution Section ADR Academy.
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Karra Porter Quoted in Article About "Legal Bulldog" Marcus Mumford
C&J white collar defense attorney Karra J. Porter was recently quoted in an article about fellow Utah defense attorney Marcus Mumford, who the article has dubbed a "legal bulldog."
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Ruth Shapiro and Jeremy Stuart Obtain Defense Verdict in Matter Involving Allegations of Negligent Entrustment
C&J trial attorneys Ruth A. Shapiro and Jeremy S. Stuart recently obtained a defense verdict on behalf of their client after a 2 week jury trial in Millard County, Utah.
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Heather Thuet Included in 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Stars List
C&J attorney Heather L. Thuet has been selected to the 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Stars List.
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Eric Jenkins Chosen to 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Stars List
C&J's Eric K. Jenkins has been named to the 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.
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Mary Corporon Selected to 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers List
C&J attorney Mary C. Corporon has been included in the 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers list.
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Sarah Spencer Included in 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Stars List
C&J's Sarah E. Spencer has been selected to the 2016 Mountain States Rising Stars list.
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George Burbidge Named to 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers List
C&J attorney George W. Burbidge II has been chosen to the 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers list.
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Geoff Haslam Selected to 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers List
C&J attorney Geoffrey C. Haslam has been included in the 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers list.
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Phil Lowry Dominates Yet Another Wasatch 100
C&J's Phil Lowry recently finished yet another Wasatch 100, which is described as "one of the most uniquely challenging ultrarunning events in the world."
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Rebecca Hill Chosen to 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers List
C&J's Rebecca L. Hill has been included in the 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers list.
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C&J NYC Marathon Class Action Suit Settles
After months of negotiations, C&J's NYC Marathon class action suit has settled.
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Dave Richards and his Search Dog Cowboy Featured in 9/11 Story
C&J attorney David C. Richards and his search dog Cowboy were recently featured in a "Wirth Watching" story regarding Dave and Cowboy's rescue efforts in the days after 9/11.
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Phil Ferguson Included in 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers List
C&J attorney Phillip S. Ferguson has been named in the 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers List.
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Phil Lowry Featured in Foreign Policy Magazine Over Representation of U.S. Navy Officer
C&J attorney Phillip E. Lowry is featured in Foreign Policy Magazine over his representation of a U.S. Navy Officer who was involved in high stakes standoff in the Persian Gulf in January, which Phil's client maintains prevented a war with Iran.
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Bart Kunz Named to 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers List
C&J attorney Bart Kunz has been included in the 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers List.
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Kristen Kiburtz Chosen to 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Stars List
C&J's Kristen C. Kiburtz has been included in the 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.
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Gabe White Selected to 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Stars List
C&J attorney Gabriel K. White has been chosen to the 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.
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Jeremy Stuart Included in 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Stars List
C&J attorney Jeremy S. Stuart has been chosen to the 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Stars List.
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Nate Alder Named to 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers List
C&J attorney Nathan D. Alder has been selected to the 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyer Top 100 Lawyers list.
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Karra Porter Selected to 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers Top 50 Women Lawyers List
C&J's Karra J. Porter has been chosen to the 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers Top 50 Women lawyers list.
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Nate Alder Becomes Charter Member of Utah State Bar's Community Association Section
C&J's Nathan D. Alder became a charter member of the Utah State Bar's Community Association Section.
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And Justice for All Exhibit Showing at C&J Through September
On August 11, 2016, C&J hosted Bar Review & And Justice for All Benefit Exhibit.
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Roger Christensen Recognized by Best Lawyers for Work in Personal Injury
C&J attorney Roger P. Christensen has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers® 23rd Edition of the The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs.
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Nate Alder Appointed to Governing Council of the ABA's Center for Innovation
C&J's Nathan D. Alder has been appointed by American Bar Association President Linda Klein to the governing council of the ABA’s Center for Innovation.
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Mary Corporon Recognized by Best Lawyers for Work in Family Law and Family Law Mediation
C&J's Mary Corporon has been selected by her peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers® 23rd Edition of the The Best Lawyers in America© for her work in Family Law and Family Law Mediation.
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Rebecca Hill and Erika Larsen Co-Author Utah Chapter of Recent ABA Publication
C&J attorney Rebecca L. Hill and C&J 3L law clerk Erika Larsen co-authored the Utah Chapter of the recently released American Bar Association publication titled: "Reasonable Expectations: Interpreting Insurance Policies in Common Law Jurisdictions."
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Sarah Spencer Recognized by Best Lawyers for Work in Commercial Litigation
C&J attorney Sarah E. Spencer has been recognized by her peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for Commercial Litigation.
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Nate Alder Selected as Officer by National Conference of Bar Presidents
At its annual meeting in San Francisco, the National Conference of Bar Presidents selected C&J's Nathan D. Alder to become one of its officers.
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Karra Porter Recognized by Best Lawyers for Work in Insurance Law
C&J attorney Karra J. Porter has been selected by her peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Insurance Law.
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Nate Alder and Sarah Spencer Resolve Pair of Wrongful Death Cases
C&J attorneys Nathan D. Alder and Sarah E. Spencer recently resolved a pair of wrongful death cases.
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Karra Porter and Mary Corporon to Appear on K-Talk 630 to Speak About Jeremy Johnson Case
C&J attorneys Karra J. Porter and Mary C. Corporon will be appearing on K-Talk 630 (KTKK 630AM) to speak about the Jeremy Johnson case on August 19, 2016.
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Phil Ferguson Recognized by Best Lawyers for Work in Insurance Litigation and Personal Injury Defense Litigation
C&J attorney Phillip S. Ferguson has been included in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for Litigation - Insurance and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants.
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Nate Alder Presenting at BYU Education Week on Mediation
C&J's Nathan D. Alder will present at BYU's Education Week on the topic of "Resolving Impasse at Mediation," August 18, 2016.
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Geoff Haslam Recognized by Best Lawyers for Work in Insurance Law
C&J attorney Geoffrey C. Haslam was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Insurance Law.
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George Burbidge's Client Granted Clemency by President Obama
C&J attorney George W. Burbidge II recently obtained a significant reduction in his client's prison sentence after filing a clemency application on his client's behalf.
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Karra Porter and Dave Richards Featured in University of Utah College of Law Article Over "Fight to Save The Salt Lake Tribune"
C&J attorneys Karra J. Porter and David C. Richards were recently featured in an article by the University of Utah's S.J. Quinney College of Law over the "fight to save The Salt Lake Tribune."
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C&J to Host Bar Review & And Justice for All Benefit Exhibit
C&J is proud to announce that it will be hosting Bar Review & And Justice for All Benefit Exhibit on August 11, 2016 from 5:15 to 7:00 pm.
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C&J Lawsuit Over Skateboarding's Bid to be Added to 2020 Tokyo Olympics Garnering Much Attention
A lawsuit filed by C&J attorneys Karra J. Porter, Phillip E. Lowry, and Tyler V. Snow, in conjunction with a California law firm, on behalf of the World Skateboarding Federation ("WSF") is creating a host of national/international media coverage on the eve of a decision of whether to add skateboarding to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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Mary Corporon's Appointment to Utah Indigent Defense Commission Confirmed
Previously, we announced that C&J criminal defense attorney Mary C. Corporon had been appointed to the newly created Utah Indigent Defense Commission by Utah Governor Gary Herbert.
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Gabe White Receives Committee of the Year Award on Behalf of Utah Leadership Academy
C&J's Gabriel K. White recently received the Committe of the Year Award on behalf of the Utah Leadership Academy program at the Utah State Bar convention in San Diego, California.
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Heather Thuet Sworn in as 3rd Division Bar Commissioner
Heather Thuet sworn in as 3rd Division Bar Commissioner at Utah State Bar convention, following her impressive victory in the election.
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Sarah Spencer Appointed as Co-Chair of Utah State Bar's Appellate Practice Section for 2016-2017 Bar Year
C&J attorney Sarah E. Spencer has been appointed as co-chair of the Utah State Bar's Appellate Practice Section for the 2016-2017 bar year.
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Dave Richards and Tanner Strickland Lenart Obtain Summary Judgment on Opposition's "Unreasonable Use" Claim
C&J water law attorneys David C. Richards and Tanner Strickland Lenart recently prevailed on summary judgment in a case involving a dispute over the alleged flooding of a property bought and developed by the plaintiff.
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Tenth Circuit Rules in Favor of C&J Client in Dave Richards and Sarah Spencer Case
The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled in favor of the client of C&J attorneys’ David C. Richards and Sarah E. Spencer in a case involving a claim arising under the Utah Constitution for “unnecessary rigor.”
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Heather Thuet to Accept President's Award on Behalf of Utah State Bar Litigation Section Board at Utah State Bar's 85th Anniversary Gala
As Chair of the Utah State Bar's Litigation Section, Heather Thuet will be accepting the President's Award on behalf of the Utah State Bar Litigation Section Board at the Utah State Bar's 85th Anniversary Gala on June 30, 2016.
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Mary Corporon Appointed to Utah Indigent Defense Commission by Governor Herbert
Mary Corporon has been appointed by Utah Governor Gary Herbert to serve on the newly established Utah Indigent Defense Commission.
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C&J antitrust lawsuit ends with changes to Salt Lake Tribune governing documents
A federal antitrust lawsuit brought in 2014 by C&J attorneys Karra Porter and Dave Richards has ended with changes made to the challenged Joint Operating Agreement.
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Steve Kelson Serves as Keynote Speaker at Utah Asian Chamber of Commerce's 11th Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala
On May 7, 2016, Steve Kelson served as the keynote speaker at the Utah Asian Chamber of Commerce’s 11th Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala.
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Heather Thuet to Announce Recipients of Judicial Excellence Award and Recipient of Litigator's Cup
As Chair of the Utah State Bar's Litigation Section, Heather Thuet will be announcing the 10 recipients of the 2016 Judicial Excellence Award and the recipient of the Litigator’s Cup at the Annual Meeting on June 10 in Moab.
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Karra Porter and Scott Evans Obtain Ruling Finding Client 50% Owner of Glenmoor Golf Course
Karra Porter and Scott Evans recently obtained a ruling from Judge Shaughnessy, declaring their client as a 50% owner of Glenmoor Golf Course.
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Nate Alder's Mediation Efforts Not Going Unnoticed
Utah Business magazine has recognized Nate Alder as one of Utah’s top mediators (determined by attorney voting, 2016).
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Steve Kelson Featured on Covers of the Montana Lawyer and Michigan Bar Journal
Steve Kelson was recently featured on the covers of the Montana Lawyer and Michigan Bar Journal.
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Nate Alder Named "Sustaining Life Fellow" by National Conference of Bar Presidents
The National Conference of Bar Presidents has recently named Nate Alder a “Sustaining Life Fellow,” its top, lifetime honorary membership category.
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Sarah Spencer and Nate Alder Settle Hotly Contested Fire Loss Claim
Sarah Spencer and Nate Alder recently settled a client’s hotly contested first-party claim against his insurer for failure to properly investigate and adjust a total fire loss.
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Karra Porter and Mary Corporon Named 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers
Congratulations to C&J attorneys Mary Corporon and Karra Porter on being named 2016 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” for family law and insurance law, respectively.
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C&J Antitrust Suit Over Salt Lake Tribune/Deseret News May Soon Be Over After Sale of Tribune to Paul Hunstman
An antitrust suit brought by C&J challenging a 2013 secret deal between the owners of the Deseret News and The Salt Lake Tribune may soon be over.
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More Information on Ruth Shapiro's Request to Serve on USA Cycling's Safety Advisory Committee
As we recently reported, C&J's Ruth Shapiro has been asked by USA Cycling to serve on a newy developed safety advisory committee.
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Karra Porter Speaking About Tribune Case at Osher Brown Bag Lunch
On Wednesday, April 20th, Karra Porter, along with members of the Utah Newspaper Project, will be speaking at the Osher Lifelong Learning brown bag luncheon regarding the antitrust litigation involving Salt Lake's two newspapers.
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Heather Thuet Elected 3rd Division Bar Commissioner
C&J's Heather Thuet has been elected as a 3rd Division Bar Commissioner for the Utah State Bar.
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Phil Lowry to be Senior Legal Advisor at Operation Cybershield
For the next two weeks, C&J attorney Phil Lowry will be a senior legal advisor at Operation Cybershield
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Two @KarraPorter Cases Featured in Salt Lake Tribune Today
C&J attorney @KarraPorter (Twitter) was featured in two separate news stories in this morning's Salt Lake Tribune.
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Judge Scott Grants Summary Judgment and Motion to Strike in Steve Kelson Case
Judge Laura Scott recently granted C&J’s Motion for Summary Judgment and Motion to Strike in a Steve Kelson case.
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Jeremy Johnson Acquitted On All But a Few Minor Charges
Breaking News: A jury acquitted Jeremy Johnson on 78 of 86 counts in Utah federal court this morning.
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"Oustanding," "Smart," and Never "Rattled" Heather Thuet Obtains Verdict for C&J Client
“Outstanding,” “smart,” and never “rattled” C&J trial attorney Heather Thuet recently obtained a favorable verdict for her client
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Gabe White Defeats MPSJ in Contract Matter
Gabe White scored a big victory by defeating a motion for partial summary judgment in Utah federal court
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Steve Kelson Helps Defeat MPSJ in Westgate Matter
C&J’s Steve Kelson defeated a motion for partial summary judgment in Westgate v. The Lodge HOA
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Ruth Shapiro Asked to Serve on USA Cycling Safety Committee
C&J’s Ruth A. Shapiro has been asked by the CEO of USA Cycling to serve on a recently developed safety advisory committee.
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"High Achieving Adventurer" Sarah Spencer featured on cover of Attorney At Law Magazine
C&J attorney Sarah Spencer was recently featured on the cover of the “Women In Law 2016” Edition of Attorney At Law Magazine for Greater Salt Lake City.
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"Accomplished and ambitious" C&J attorney Heather Thuet featured on cover of Attorney At Law Magazine
Attorney At Law Magazine recently featured C&J attorney Heather Thuet on the cover of its “Women In Law 2016” edition.
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Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
 
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