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Jones Waldo Elects New Shareholder

04/15/2010

Jones Waldo is pleased to announce the election of a new shareholder, Billie Jean Siddoway.

Billie Siddoway was part of the litigation team that recently prevailed on behalf of the Cutrubus Automotive Team against Chrysler in a special statutory arbitration proceeding to reinstate terminated automobile dealers.  She obtained summary dismissal of racketeering claims against a client in a civil hard money loan dispute.  In another notable case, Siddoway assisted in obtaining summary judgment on non-compete claims asserted against a designer, and then successfully pursued a malicious prosecution claim against the designer’s former employer.  Earlier this month Siddoway received a substantial court victory on behalf of refugees in a tort action.  She assisted with the criminal defense of David James Bell, acquitted last fall by a jury on counts of kidnapping and burglary.

Siddoway has dispute resolution, trial and appellate experience in the technology, automotive, advertising, manufacturing and real estate industries.  Her litigation practice focuses on competitive business issues, such as trade secret disputes, unfair business practices, false advertising, anti-competitive contracts, antitrust and business torts. Siddoway has represented businesses of all sizes, from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups. She is licensed to practice law in both Utah and Idaho.

Prior to joining Jones Waldo, Siddoway held key positions in the public sector, working for the Governor of Idaho and the Idaho Department of Agriculture.

Siddoway has been identified by Utah Business magazine as one of Utah’s Legal Elite. She was selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in the legal profession.  Siddoway earned a J.D. from the University of Utah and a B.A. in American Studies from the University of Idaho.  She is a member of the United Way Women’s Philanthropic Network and other community organizations.  Siddoway grew up on a sheep ranch in Southeastern Idaho, and she actively manages the Siddoway Wool Company, which sells limited edition wool blankets made with wool grown on the Siddoway family ranch.