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James S. Lowrie

Phone: 801-521-3200



Leader, Competitive Issues and Antitrust Practice Groups

Jim is the senior litigator at Jones Waldo and has served as Board Chairman, Litigation Department Chair and Leader of the Labor and Employment Practice group, as well as in various other leadership roles.



Land, Land Use Planning and Land Resources

Antitrust and Competitive Issues

General Business and Corporate

Healthcare Law

Select Areas of Labor Law


Maintains a general and major litigation and trial practice at Jones Waldo for more than 30 years.

Works extensively in business and business resource related litigation and has a strong background in employment, labor, administrative and healthcare law.

Uses litigation, mediation, negotiating, structuring and counseling as tools to reach solutions.

Practices in State and Federal Courts principally in the Western United States, but also in New York and Washington, D.C.

Argues cases before the appellate courts in Utah, Idaho, New Mexico, New York, Colorado, Florida and Washington, D.C.

Certified mediator with extensive mediation experience.

Additional experience in healthcare regulation, state liquor regulation, miscellaneous transactional work and substantial general counseling.


Clerk, Jones Waldo, 1971

Attorney at Law, Jones Waldo, 1972


University of Utah, J.D., 1972

  • Member, Board of Editors, Utah Law Review, Order of the Coif, Utah Constitution Revision Commission Research Staff, Criminal Law and Tax Teaching Assistant.

University of Utah, B.S., 1967


Member, Utah State Bar

Member, Utah State Bar Labor and Employment Law Section

Member, American Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association Labor Relations Law, Litigation, Health Care Sections

Member, American Society of Hospital Attorneys

Member, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation


Member, Board of Directors, Utah Symphony Orchestra, 1988-1997

Member, Board of Directors, Rose Creek Winery, Idaho

Member and Former Chair, Advisory Board, Red Butte Gardens and State Arboretum

Member, Salt Lake Advisory Board, Wells Fargo Bank

Member, Board of Directors, Copper Country United Way, Houghton County, Michigan


Author: Note, Utah Law Review 512, 1971

Editor-in-Chief, Utah Labor Letter, 1995-2001


Born in Pocatello, Idaho, 1944 


Mr. Lowrie has tried cases to conclusion in Utah, Arizona, California, Idaho, Michigan, New Mexico, New York and Wyoming. He has litigated cases to summary conclusions or successful settlements in the above states and others including Florida, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Washington. The cases have involved both state and federal courts. Recent work has involved trial in real estate, real estate lending and natural resources cases. Mr. Lowrie has also partnered in many mediations and arbitrations in labor, real estate and commercial matters.


The appeals Mr. Lowrie has handled involve issues concerning banks and banking, labor and employment, professional sports, health care facilities, mining, municipalities, customs duties, liquor, taxation, partnerships, administrative law, discovery and corporate disclosure. The appeals have been from jury verdicts, court rulings and administrative agencies. They have involved both written and oral presentations. Jim is also presently involved in several significant cases involving Energy Solutions, timber rights in the Union Pacific checkerboard in the State of Wyoming and development properties in various Utah Counties.


Recent work has involved trials in real estate, real estate lending and natural resources cases. Mr. Lowrie has also partnered in many mediations and arbitrations in labor, real estate and commercial matters.

Industry Awards


Lowrie Best

Best Lawyers in America, 1995-2015 (20 years)

Utah Business magazine, Legal Elite, 2006-2011

Super Lawyers, 2007, 2009-2012

Bar Admittance

1972, Utah

2005, Michigan

U.S. District Court, District of Utah

U.S. Court of Appeals

Tenth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. District Court, District of Arizona