Jones Waldo Law Firm’s Litigation Department is involved in a broad spectrum of cases in state and federal courts and before various administrative agencies. With a strong emphasis on commercial and business-related litigation, our lawyers act as litigation counsel for a large number of national and international corporations and represent a wide variety of clients in all areas of commercial and business law. Jones Waldo has offices in Salt Lake City, Park City, Lehi, Provo, and Chicago. The Litigation Department of Jones Waldo also handles cases from corporate federal cases with the Park City office and personal injury law in the Provo office.

Mark Tolman brings in expertise in the area of employment law, commercial litigation, and first amendment law in matters before state and federal courts, the Utah Labor Commission, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Recognized by the Utah State Bar as the 2018 Labor & Employment Attorney of the Year. Works with employers to help them develop preventative employment practices and policies. Litigates cases involving complex factual and legal matters including employment discrimination, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, covenants not to compete or solicit, interference with contract, trade secrets, and defamation. Mark has tried cases before state and federal courts and before the Adjudication Division of the Utah Labor Commission. He has also argued cases to the Utah Supreme Court, the Utah Court of Appeals and to the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Assists news and publishing organizations in obtaining access to public records under the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Utah Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA).

Many department litigators have also transitioned successfully to judgeships, demonstrating the experience and skill in law kindled within the firm. Six current sitting judges moved directly from the firm’s litigation department to the bench, one serving on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Jones Waldo litigators have also served as Justice of the Utah Supreme Court, Utah Attorney General, Utah Solicitor General, and in the Utah State Legislature. One of the firm’s former litigators served as Utah’s only three-term governor from 1960 to 1976. Another former litigator was elected as Lawyer of the year by the Utah State Bar in 1989.

Mark Tolman is the current Litigation Department Chair.