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Lewis M. Francis


Phone: 801-521-3200
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FIRM:

Shareholder

Member, Board of Directors

Leader, Franchise Law Practice Group

Leader, Immigration Law Practice Group

PRACTICE FOCUS:

Litigation

Franchise Law

EXPERTISE:

  • Litigating, arbitrating and mediating disputes involving franchise agreements, arbitration clauses, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition and land use decisions in various state and federal jurisdictions across the United States.
  • Has successfully pursued and opposed both preliminary injunctions and permanent relief.
  • Well-versed in obtaining the necessary immigration visas for specialized temporary employees, such as those qualifying for H-1B, TN, O or L visas, as well as securing U.S. permanent residency ("green card") for immigrant workers.

CAREER:

Clerkship, Honorable Gregory K. Orme, Utah Court of Appeals, 1994-1995

EDUCATION:

S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1993

  • Utah Law Review

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, B.S., magna cum laude, Economics & Spanish, 1986

Instituto de Estudios Europeos, Madrid, Spain

REPRESENTATIVE CASEWORK:

Jones Waldo Litigation Team Wins $30 Million Verdict

Michigan Court Orders Out-of-state Arbitration

Rib City Franchising, LLC v. Bowen

LANGUAGE:

Spanish

PERSONAL:

In addition to living and working in Madrid, Spain, Lewis has traveled extensively through Mexico and Central America.

Departments
Industry Awards

MDH_2013

 

Chambers USA, General Commercial Litigation, 2011

Utah Business Magazine, Legal Elite, 2015

Bar Admittance

1993, Utah
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits and U.S. Supreme Court

2012, California