M. John Ashton
Of Counsel

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John Ashton has recently retired his law practice. If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Ellen Toscano of the Firm’s Banking and Finance Section. Mrs. Toscano can be reached at (801) 323-3376, or via email at moc.nqr@onacsote.

Alternatively, please contact the firm’s General Counsel, Paul C. Burke.  Mr. Burke can be reached at 801-323-3303 or via email at moc.nqr@ekrubp.

Before his retirement Mr. Ashton had been with Ray Quinney & Nebeker since 1968. Much of that time involved providing services to First Security Bank and later Wells Fargo Bank after their merger. That work involved reviewing loans, leases and other financial transactions. He maintained an AV Preeminent (5.0) rating with Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics.

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University of Utah, J.D., 1969

University of Utah, B.S., Business, 1966

University of Utah, Certificate, Conflict Resolution, 1997

Affiliations / Memberships

  • Executive Director, University of Utah Alumni Association

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United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit