Elena T. Vetter Jones Waldo

Elena T. Vetter


Elena’s practice includes employment law, commercial litigation, and intellectual property litigation.

She defends employers in cases involving discrimination, harassment, civil rights, wage and overtime pay, and wrongful discharge claims arising under state and federal law, including claims involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and others. Elena also advises employers with compliance, helping them develop proactive, preventative employment policies.

Elena represents clients involved in complex business disputes and litigates claims arising out of breach of contract and contract interference, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and other competitive issues. Elena’s intellectual property experience includes trademark issues, copyright claims, and infringement.


Judicial Clerk, Judge Ryan M. Harris, Utah Court of Appeals (2020)

Education & Admissions


Elena graduated magna cum laude from the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, where she served as Executive Articles Editor of the Utah Law Review and Director of the Street Law Legal Clinic, earned the CALI award for the highest grade in an advanced legal writing seminar and a law and biomedical sciences class, and was named a William H. Leary Scholar.

Prior to law school, Elena earned a B.A., summa cum laude, majoring in English and sociology and minoring in economics, from Emory University.


Bar Admittance

Utah, 2019