Ray Quinney & Nebeker is pleased to announce that Sally B. McMinimee, James S. Bullough, and Whitney Hulet Krogue have been elected shareholders of the Firm.
They are outstanding practitioners in their respective fields of family law, patent prosecution, and commercial litigation. We look forward to their continued contributions to the Firm and congratulate them on their achievements.
Sally B. McMinimee is a widely respected lawyer who has been effectively representing her clients for over 30 years. She is both an experienced commercial litigator and family law practitioner. She is also a respected mediator who utilizes her experience in business disputes to resolve complex family law matters. Her legal practice involves all aspects of family law with a focus on large marital estates and complex business and property divisions. Ms. McMinimee also counsels her clients on premarital and family business preparation in the divorce context. Ms. McMinimee is a founding member of the Utah Association of Collaborative Professionals and is committed to assisting clients in resolving disputes without court involvement where appropriate.
Ms. McMinimee currently serves as the Chair of the Firm’s Family Law Practice Group and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Women Lawyers Group. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is actively involved in her community. She has received recognition for her legal contributions, including most recently being named the Utah State Bar Family Law 2019 Lawyer of the Year.
Ms. McMinimee earned her Juris Doctor from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah and earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Utah. Prior to joining RQN, she was a partner at Prince Yeates & Geldzahler for over twenty-five years.
James S. Bullough is a registered patent attorney and electrical engineer. He develops patent portfolios, files and prosecutes domestic and foreign patent applications across a variety of technologies, including cloud computing, wireless communication, computer hardware, social networking, machine learning, online gaming, and other innovations. Mr. Bullough’s practice emphasizes efficient and cost-effective navigation of USPTO procedures and personnel to procure high value patents. Mr. Bullough has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patents for a wide variety of clients ranging from experienced clients with robust patent departments to clients that are exploring the possibility of filing patents for the first time.
Moreover, Mr. Bullough also successfully guides his clients through the complexities of patent eligibility rejections through Examiner interviews, successfully traversing office action rejections, and winning appeals with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Mr. Bullough consults with his clients on existing patent portfolios in an effort to determine patent enforceability, identify potential infringers, and pursue additional applications
Mr. Bullough earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney School of Law in 2011 and his B.A. in Electrical Engineering the University of Utah in 2008.
Whitney Hulet Krogue is a talented and relentless advocate for her clients. She represents businesses and individuals across a broad range of complex commercial disputes, including trade secret, business disparagement, defamation, employment, tortious interference and shareholder/management claims. Ms. Krogue has also handled several high-profile civil rights matters related to free speech, search and seizure, improper use of force and police misconduct. Ms. Krogue’s strong advocacy skills and strategic grasp of legal issues has resulted in favorable outcomes for her clients at all stages of the litigation process from dispositive motion practice through trial. Ms. Krogue gives back to her community by serving as a Girl Scout troop leader, and by mentoring younger attorneys.
Ms. Krogue earned her Juris Doctor from University of Michigan in 2014, and a B.S., cum laude, in History from the University of Utah in 2010.