Steve Jones has extensive experience handling a wide variety of environmental matters in both the litigation and transactional arenas. He has litigated cases under every major environmental statute, including CERCLA, RCRA, the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act, and acted as lead defense counsel in both citizen suits and environmental enforcement actions brought by state and federal agencies. Mr. Jones has extensive experience in obtaining state and federal permits for projects, acting on behalf of both public and private clients, as well has defending those permits once they have been obtained. He also has broad experience in insurance coverage issues, acting on behalf of insureds.
Prior to joining Ray, Quinney & Nebeker, Mr. Jones was a lead environmental litigator at Holland & Hart for six years. He was also a partner at Marten Law PLLC, a preeminent environmental law boutique, in Seattle, Washington for eleven years. Among his other work experience, he served a judicial clerkship in the Federal District Court for the District of Hawaii.
Mr. Jones earned his J.D. at Harvard Law School in 1989. Prior to that, he earned a master’s degree in political philosophy at University College Cardiff, in Cardiff, Wales, U.K. He earned B.S. degrees in Political Science and Philosophy at Utah State in 1985.
Mr. Jones has been included on the list of The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 in Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation. He has been selected for inclusion in Mountain States Super Lawyers in the categories of Environmental and Environmental Litigation and has been voted by his peers throughout the state as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite,” as published in Utah Business Magazine (2020).
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1989
University College Cardiff, in Cardiff, Wales, U.K., M.A., Political Philosophy, 1987
Utah State University, B.S., Political Science and Philosophy, 1985
Admitted to Practice -
Utah State Bar
Washington State Bar
Oregon State Bar
Hawaii State Bar
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals