James S. Jardine
HBA Political Science
The Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Jardine was named Outstanding Lawyer of the Year by the Utah Chapter of the Federal Bar Association for 2006. He was selected by the Utah Bar Commission as the recipient of the Bar's Distinguished Lawyer of the Year award for 2005. Mr. Jardine is recognized in Chambers USA in Litigation: General Commercial (Band 1). For nearly twenty years Mr. Jardine has been included on the list of The Best Lawyers in America in Antitrust Law, Commercial Litigation, and Bet-the-Company Litigation. He has been twice recognized by Best Lawyers as Lawyer of the Year in Bet-the-Company Litigation (2014) and Antitrust Law (2010). He maintains an AV Preeminent (5.0) rating with Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics. He has also been selected for inclusion in Mountain States Super Lawyers (2007-2009, 2011-2014) in the categories of Antitrust and Business Litigation. He was named as one of the Top 10, a list of attorneys who received the highest point totals in the Utah nomination, research and blue ribbon review process for Mountain States Super Lawyers. Mr. Jardine has been voted by his peers throughout the state as one of Utah's "Legal Elite" in the category of Civil Litigation (as published in Utah Business Magazine).
Mr. Jardine's practice focuses on prosecuting and defending commercial litigation
matters, and emphasizes complex business, antitrust, securities and intellectual property
litigation. He has represented a wide variety of local, regional, and national businesses
in major litigation in Utah and other states. Mr. Jardine is a member of the American
College of Trial Lawyers, a former member of the Committee on the Local Rules of Practice
for the District of Utah and former Chairman of the Litigation Section of the Utah
State Bar. He has been involved in a wide variety of community activities, including
serving as Outside Counsel to the Salt Lake Olympic Organizing Committee, as a member
of the Board of Regents of the Utah System of Higher Education, as Chairman of the
Board of Trustees of the University of Utah and as a Governor of the Salt Lake Area
Chamber of Commerce.
In 1971, Mr. Jardine graduated from the U with his bachelor's degree in political science.