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SHAREHOLDER Lewis Francis

Salt Lake City Office
lfrancis@joneswaldo.com
801-534-7244
Overview

Licensed in both Utah and California, Lewis Francis has over 25 years of experience litigating, arbitrating and mediating disputes involving franchise agreements, arbitration clauses, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition and land use decisions in various state and federal jurisdictions across the United States.  He also regularly pursues and opposes both preliminary injunctions and permanent relief.

Mr. Francis is also well-versed in obtaining the necessary immigration visas for specialized temporary employees, such as those qualifying for H-1B, TN, O or L visas, as well as securing U.S. permanent residency (“green card”) for immigrant workers.  He regularly represents companies in the banking, financial services, information technology and software development industries in their applications to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of State, and Border Control.

Practices

Department
Litigation

Practice Groups
Franchise Law
Immigration
Intellectual Property Litigation

Career
  • Shareholder
  • Member, Jones Waldo Board of Directors
  • Senior Vice-President of Jones Waldo
  • Leader, Franchise Law Practice Group
  • Leader, Immigration Law Practice Group
  • Clerkship, Honorable Gregory K. Orme, Utah Court of Appeals, 1994-1995

REPRESENTATIVE CASEWORK:

  • Jones Waldo Litigation Team Wins $30 Million Verdict
  • Michigan Court Orders Out-of-state Arbitration
  • Permanent Injunction in Rib City Franchising, LLC v. Bowen
  • Preliminary Injunction in Real Property Management v. Averitte
  • Temporary Restraining Order in Apex Energy Solutions v. Apex Energy Group, LLC
Education and Admissions

Education

  • S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1993
    • Utah Law Review
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, B.S., magna cum laude, Economics & Spanish, 1986
  • Instituto de Estudios Europeos, Madrid, Spain

Bar Admittance

Utah, 1993

California, 2012

Professional Affiliations
  • Member of the Utah State Bar
  • Member of the California State Bar
  • Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • International Franchise Association
  • American Bar Association, Franchise & Litigation Sections
  • Utah State Bar Franchise Section
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