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Gary G. Sackett

Phone: 801-534-7336


Of Counsel


Leader, Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Practice Group


Gary Sackett’s legal career has spanned over 37 years. 

Practices corporate and regulatory law, primarily in administrative litigation before local and state tax authorities,  public service commissions, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and related appellate courts.

Specializes in areas involving legal ethics, professional responsibility and competence—including conflicts of interest, confidentiality, attorney-client relationships, attorney work-product issues, standards of practice, disqualification actions, fee disputes and legal malpractice. 

Counsels in-house corporate lawyers who are faced with the special problems of providing legal services to an employer-client.

Counsels companies in the areas of general corporate law, corporate and partnership governance and transactions, and property tax matters.

As a Millcreek Township Planning Commissioner 2005-2011, serving as Chair 2007-09, and as former Chair of the Salt Lake County Board of Adjustments, he is grounded in a variety of land-use matters.

As a private pilot and a Panel Attorney for AOPA Legal Services, he also represents clients in resolving matters related to the aviation industry, including FAA enforcement proceedings. 


Prior to joining Jones Waldo in 1999, Gary was vice president and general counsel of Questar Corporation.


University of Utah, S. J. Quinney College of Law, Salt Lake City, Utah, J.D., 1977

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, Ph.D., 1969

Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, B.S., 1961; M.S., 1962


Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association

Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

Utah State Bar (Chairman, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, 1989-1991; Member, Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee, 1989-2006; Chairman, 1993-2003)

Utah Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rule of Professional Conduct, 1993-present.

(Federal) Energy Bar Association

Industry Awards


Utah State Bar Distinguished Service Award, 2003

Bar Admittance

1977, Utah

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth, Tenth, Eleventh and District of Columbia Circuits

U.S. Supreme Court