Liz Butler Jones Waldo Shareholder

Liz Butler


Liz joined Jones Waldo in 2011. She is a member of the Jones Waldo Board of Directors, the chair of the Jones Waldo Women Lawyers Group, and the Chair of the Associate Recruiting Committee.

Liz practices commercial litigation in several areas including complex business litigation, intellectual property litigation, natural resource litigation, and competitive employment issues.

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She also serves as counsel in numerous matters involving shareholder and partnership disputes involving entities of various types and sizes. These include recognized outdoor apparel and equipment manufacturers, electronic manufacturing companies, as well as family real estate businesses.

Finally, Liz has extensive experience litigating competitive issues including both enforcement and defense of restrictive covenants.  In addition, she counsels and represents public and private employers on labor and employment matters including, but not limited to collective bargaining, grievances, arbitration, labor litigation and related matters.

When she isn’t working, Liz enjoys exploring the Wasatch Mountains with her husband and two dogs. Liz is an avid ultra-runner and finisher of the Wasatch 100.


Intern, for the Honorable Dee Benson, United States District Court for the District of Utah, Spring, 2010, Clerkship, Utah Attorney General, Environmental Division, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009-2010

Education & Admissions


S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, J.D., Highest Honors, 2011 (Order of the Coif, William H. Leary Scholar, Quinney Award (5th highest cumulative G.P.A. in class), Associate Editor, Utah Law Review, CALI Award for the highest grade in eight law school courses including Current Issues in Law & Biosciences, Criminal Procedure, Administrative Law, Legal Methods, Constitutional Law, and Property), Hamilton College, B.A., Psychology, B.A., Economics

Bar Admittance

Utah, 2011, California, 2019

Professional Affiliations

  • University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, Young Alumni Association, Board Member
  • Utah Rape Recovery Center, Board Member


  • 2014 – 2019 Super Lawyers Rising Star in Intellectual Property Litigation