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Boutique Litigation Law Firm in Utah

A collegial, collaborative atmosphere is a strength of the law practice at James Dodge Russell & Stephens, P.C., in Salt Lake City. While our clients work personally and directly with individual attorneys, our team approach affords our clients access to a vast body of knowledge and skills.

The lawyers at James Dodge Russell & Stephens, P.C., have been involved in many of Utah’s largest, most complex cases during the past three decades. Our lawyers represent both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation, administrative law, class action suits and other legal actions. Regardless of the complexity of the dispute, the Firm’s attorneys pride themselves itself in their practical approach.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Business/Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Energy and Regulatory
  • Wills & Trust Litigation
  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Personal Injury

Call today at 801-363-6363 to arrange your free initial consultation.

 

Attorney Gary A. Dodge

Bar Admissions:

  • Utah
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education:

  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah
    • J.D. summa cum laude – 1979
    • Honors: J. Reuben Clark Scholar
    • Law Review: Law Review, Note and Comment Editor
  • Brigham Young University
    • B.S. magna cum laude – 1976
    • Major: Psychology

Attorney Mark F. James

Certified Legal Specialties:

  • Certified Public Accountant

Bar Admissions:

  • Utah, 1988
  • U.S. District Court District of Utah, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Education:

  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence magna cum laude – 1988
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Law Review: Articles Editor, Brigham Young University Law Review, 1987 – 1988
  • Utah State University, Logan, Utah
    • M.B.A., Master of Business Administration – 1985
    • Honors: Graduated top of the class
  • Utah State University, Logan, Utah
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude – 1984
    • Major: Accounting

Honors and Awards:

  • Utah’s “Legal Elite,” Utah Business Magazine, 2004 – 2019
  • List of Mountain States Super Lawyers (TM), 2007 – 2019
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 1%
  • Featured in Best Lawyers
  • Invited to join America’s Top 100 Attorneys ®
  • Invited to join Advisory Excellence
  • Chambers USA
  • Top 75 lawyers in the intermountain area by Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Utah State Bar, Member
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Former Member
  • Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants, Former Member
  • Aldon J. Anderson American Inns of Court, President, 2010 – 2011
  • Aldon J. Anderson American Inns of Court, Vice President, 2008 – 2010
  • Aldon J. Anderson American Inns of Court, Secretary-Treasurer, 2006 – 2007

Attorney Justin James

Bar Admissions:

  • Utah, 2014
  • U.S. District Court District of Utah, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2014
  • United States Supreme Court

Education:

  • The S.J. Quinney College of Law at The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • J.D. cum laude
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Honors: William H. Leary Scholar, CALI Award
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
    • Corporate Finance cum laude – 2009

Attorney Phillip J. Russell

Bar Admissions:

  • Utah
  • U.S. District Court District of Utah
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Education:

  • The S.J. Quinney College of Law at The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • J.D. – 2004
    • Honors: Graduated Order of the Coif
    • Honors: William H. Leary Scholar
    • Honors: Outstanding Achievement Award in Criminal Law and Civil Procedure, CALI Award in International Law
    • Law Review: Utah Law Review, Executive Editor and Member, 2002 – 2004
  • University of Indianapolis
    • B.A. summa cum laude – 2000
    • Honors: Member, Track & Field team (1996-2000)
    • Honors: Academic All-Conference (1997-2000)
    • Honors: Parker Jordan Male Scholar Athlete Award (1998)
    • Major: English

Honors and Awards:

  • Named to Utah’s Legal Elite by Utah Business magazine
  • Named a “Rising Star” by Mountain States Super Lawyers

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Aldon J. Anderson American Inns of Court, 2007-present

Attorney Mitchell A. StephensMitchell A. Stephens is a litigation lawyer at James Dodge Russell & Stephens, P.C.

Bar Admissions:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States District Court, District of Utah
  • Utah Supreme Court

Education:

  • University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law
    • J.D. – 2007
    • Highest Honors
    • Order of the Coif
    • William H. Leary Scholar
    • Law Review
  • Utah Valley University
    • B.S. – 2004
    • Major: Business Management
    • Magna Cum Laude

Attorney Lara A. Swensen

Bar Admissions:

  • Utah, 1999
  • U.S. District Court District of Utah, 1999

Education:

  • University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. degree with honors – 1999
  • Dartmouth College
    • B.A. degree cum laude – 1996

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