John P. Ball

John P.Ball
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6952

John P. Ball is a shareholder at Parsons Behle & Latimer and works in the firm’s Financial Institutions practice group and Litigation practice group. He concentrates his practice in the areas of litigation and transactions in banking, commercial law, and corporations. He represents creditors, developers, and national and local banks in large transactions and commercial litigation. Examples of litigation include dismissal by summary judgment of five lender liability claims and receiving $44 million summary judgment for 45 participant banks on a loan guaranty. Representative clients include JP Morgan Chase N.A., BankFirst, FDIC, First Utah Bank, Pacific Western Bank, and Mountain America Credit Union. He is the past president of the Utah State Bar Banking & Finance section.

Mr. Ball also practices plaintiffs' personal injury/wrongful death, plaintiffs' medical malpractice, products liability litigation, and trucking collision litigation. He has represented numerous personal injury clients who have been seriously injured.

Mr. Ball graduated, cum laude, from West Virginia University with a bachelor of science in business administration concentrating in the area of finance. He worked for several years as a financial analyst with Electronic Data Systems and was later commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force. While in the Air Force, Mr. Ball served as a navigator on the C-130 Hercules and flew missions in theaters throughout the world. In 1991, he was deployed with his squadron to the United Arab Emirates in support of the Persian Gulf War.

After leaving the Air Force, Mr. Ball graduated in 2002 from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. He served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Chief Justice Richard C. Howe of the Utah Supreme Court. While in law school, he served as editor-in-chief of the Utah Law Review.


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S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah (J.D., 2002)

Honors: Outstanding Achievement Legal Writing
Utah Law Review, Editor-in-Chief

West Virginia University, Morgantown (B.S., 1986)

Honors: Cum Laude
Major: Finance
Major: Business Administration

Judicial Intern for the Honorable Chief Justice Richard C. Howe of the Utah Supreme Court



Utah State Bar, Banking & Finance Section
Past President

Utah State Bar, Character & Fitness Committee

Utah Association of Justice (UAJ)

American Bar Association
(2002 - Present)

Salt Lake County Bar Association

Utah Bar Journal
Copy Editor


Summit County Recreation Arts and Parks Committee
(2010 - Present)


U.S. Federal Court


University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law