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Among attorneys singled out in the survey is litigation partner James S. Jardine, regarded as a leader in Utah’s litigation market. With commercial litigation his specialty, Jardine represents local and national companies in matter both in and out of Utah’s boundaries. His focus in on the defense and prosecution of complex business, antitrust, securities, and intellectual property litigation. While currently Of-Counsel, Jardine is on an extended leave of absence from the firm to render voluntary religious service. In addition, Justin T. Toth, Shareholder and Chair of the Firm’s Litigation Section is recognized as a “Future Star.”

Benchmark Litigation adds that Ray Quinney & Nebeker is especially able in litigation, with the litigation group the largest practice group within the firm. A majority of the practice is devoted to defense litigation, although a number of matters involve plaintiff’s representation in noncommercial disputes. The diverse litigation group handles an array of coverage, including commercial matters, insurance, malpractice defense, personal injury, real estate and employment.

Benchmark Litigation, published by the Legal Media Group of Euromoney, describes itself as the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys. For more information about RQ&N’s ranking, go to the Utah section of the publication at