Shareholders Arthur B. Berger, Matthew N. Evans, and Mark W. Pugsley have been recognized by Benchmark Litigation 2015: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Firms and Attorneys. Both Berger and Pugsley are recognized as “Local Litigation Stars” and Evans is recognized as a “Future Star”. The firm also received “Highly Recommended” ratings in both the Litigation and Plaintiff categories.
Benchmark notes that, “With offices in Salt Lake City and Provo, Ray Quinney & Nebeker is a full-service firm that is commended specifically by the Utah litigation community for its capacity in trial law. “Ray Quinney has an outstanding litigation team and great depth of talent,” insists a peer. Others have voiced their agreement with this viewpoint.
Although the majority of its practice relates to defense, several attorneys argue on behalf of plaintiffs in noncommercial areas. Mark Pugsley, for example, has obtained many multimillion-dollar awards for his clients. They include $4.3 million against Lincoln Financial Advisors on behalf of a group of investors in a FINRA arbitration.
Salt Lake City-based James Jardine attends to the prosecution and defense of commercial litigation matters, emphasizing antitrust, securities, and intellectual property litigation. A member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Jardine is roundly championed by peers, and, indeed, his presence at the firm alone has much to do with peers’ insistence on the firm’s elevation in rank. “Jim Jardine returned from leave and is already creating a buzz in the community and adding more depth and strength to Ray Quinney. He’s already representing Microsoft,” one attests. Another peer plainly states, “Jardine is the king of all this.”
Arthur Berger focuses his commercial practice on IP, namely patent, trademark, trade dress, copyright, and trade secret litigation. In 2002, Berger served as the lead IP enforcement counsel for the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.
Future star Matthew Evans is recognized for his excellence in commercial, securities construction, and tort litigation.”
Benchmark Plaintiff was spawned by Benchmark Litigation, a publication of Euromoney/Legal Media Group – the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on leading firms and partners in the US. The guide’s results are the culmination of a six-month research period that allows researchers to conduct extensive interviews with litigators and their clients.