The St. George office of Jones Waldo was opened in June 1980 by Tim Anderson and former Utah Governor, Calvin L. Rampton. At that time, the office was located in the Dixie State Bank building, now the Wells Fargo Bank across from the St. George Tabernacle on Tabernacle and Main Street. The office moved from that location to the Tabernacle Tower on Main Street and is now located in the Jones Waldo building at the end of 200 East, high on the red hills above the Washington County Courthouse and St. George City Offices.
The St. George office has been involved in many community development and infrastructure projects over the years and represents a broad variety of clients and causes as a branch office of one of Utah’s oldest and most prominent law firms. From the public bond work for the Quail Creek Dam in the mid-1980s to various shopping center and commercial projects throughout the St. George area from the mid-1990s to the present; from preserving local road rights in Kane County to resolving the future of a major ski resort in the mountains of Iron County; from handling all aspects of residential, golf course and recreational development throughout the Southern Utah area, to serving its clients in international business, Jones Waldo’s St. George attorneys have experienced the region’s dynamic growth and its opportunities. During the firm’s service in the area, Washington County has grown from approximately 18,000 residents to its current population of over 130,000. Iron County has grown from 17,394 in 1980 to 40,544 in 2006. During that time, Kane County has seen significant growth and Mesquite, Nevada, has emerged as a major resort and retirement destination. The firm has grown with the times and is committed to maintaining an office in St. George, staffed by the most able and experienced lawyers in the area.
Lawyers in the St. George office are committed to community service and have served on many boards and committees as well as in the trenches supporting community events. Community service is considered to be an important part of the role and the firm strongly encourages volunteer time in those areas which will be of benefit to the areas of greatest need in the community.
Jones Waldo’s St. George lawyers are fully integrated into the firm and can call on the full resources of the firm’s offices in Salt Lake City, Park City, Provo and Chicago, as well as tap into the broad range of expertise of the firm’s attorneys in those offices. The days start early and often end late as Jones Waldo lawyers carry out their commitment of service to their clients and community.