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After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 16th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2010), is based on more than 2.8 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in our surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

Steven Naifeh, Managing Editor of Best Lawyers, says, “We continue to believe – as we have believed for more than 25 years – that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession. We would like to congratulate James S. Jardine on being selected as the ‘Salt Lake City Best Lawyers Antitrust Lawyer of the Year’ for 2010.”

While currently Of-Counsel, Mr. Jardine is on an extended leave of absence from the firm to render voluntary religious service. His 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.