Lewis Francis Jones Waldo Shareholder

Lewis Francis


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.



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,


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 & Admissions


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
  • Utah State Bar Franchise Section