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Michael Patrick O’Brien of Jones Waldo Named One of the Most Powerful Employment Attorneys in the US


Human Resource Executive magazine and online legal news and rankings site Lawdragon have named Michael Patrick O’Brien of Jones Waldo one of the nation’s 100 most powerful employment attorneys. The only Utah attorney named to the list for the second consecutive year, O’Brien was selected from among more than 5,000 outstanding employment and labor lawyers based on client and peer evaluations along with an in-depth review by Lawdragon staff.

O’Brien is a shareholder and chair of the Litigation department at Jones Waldo, one of Utah’s most enduring and prestigious law firms. He also leads Jones Waldo’s Employment Law Practice Group. O’Brien is currently “Salt Lake City Best Lawyers Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year” as selected by Best Lawyers, and he has been listed in the last seven annual editions of The Best Lawyers in America. He has been listed in the annual Chambers USA guide to the nation’s leading lawyers since 2003 and has been honored as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite” the past five years by Utah Business magazine. O’Brien has also been honored as “Employment Lawyer of the Year” by the Utah State Bar Association.

“We congratulate Mike on the impressive accolades he continues to receive,” said Keven M. Rowe, president of Jones Waldo. “Jones Waldo is pleased he chooses to work for and share his excellent reputation with the firm.”

Read about Mike on Utah Daily Pulse, Utah Technology Council and The Salt Lake Tribune.