John R. Lund

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John R.Lund

Mr. Lund focuses his practice on challenging litigation and trial work throughout the West. With a 30 year jury trial record that is both extensive and successful, he has earned his place as a go-to attorney for clients with high-stakes cases.  In 2011, Mr. Lund obtained one of the largest jury verdicts ever awarded in Utah, over $54 million in lost profit damages for his client’s resort development rights. In 2014, he represented the landlord of the Park City ski terrain in successfully terminating the lease of the prior operator, which led to Vail Resort’s combination of Park City and Canyons into the largest single ski area in the country.

Mr. Lund uses all the tools of the litigation process to efficiently achieve the best outcome at the best time for his client – whether that is a settlement or a full-blown trial.   Mr. Lund also provides trial consulting, including mock trials, focus groups, theme development and presentation techniques, to help other lawyers as well as clients prepare for and navigate the real-life experience and risk of trial by jury.

Mr. Lund is recognized by Chambers USA as one of Utah's leading lawyers for commercial litigation. He is also named as one of the Best Lawyers in America for Products Liability Litigation. Chambers USA writes: “John Lund's recent trial successes have served to bolster his already healthy reputation in the local market. He is experienced at dealing with the most complex of commercial disputes.”

Mr. Lund is also a leader of the Bar serving as a Utah Bar Commissioner and chairing the Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Evidence.  He also serves as the Bar’s representative on the Utah Judicial Council.


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University of Utah, J.D., 1984
Nation Moot Court Team

University of Colorado, B.A., 1981, magna cum laude


Recognized in Chambers USA, Americas Leading Lawyers for Business, Commercial Litigation

Recognized by Mountain States Super Lawyers since 2007

Recognized by Best Lawyers in America – US News and World Report since 2008

Named Best Lawyers in America 2017 "Lawyer of the Year," for Product Liability Litigation, Salt Lake City

2013 Lawyer of the Year for Product Liability Defense

AV® Preeminent™ Rating (5.0) Martindale Hubbell

Utah Legal Elite 2008 - 2014



Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers

President-Elect, Utah State Bar

Member, Utah Judicial Council (Administrative body of the Utah Judiciary)

Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

President, The Harmonie Group

Chair, Advisory Committee on Evidence, Utah Supreme Court

Third District Commissioner, Utah State Bar

Member, Model Utah Jury Instruction Committee – Civil

Past President, Salt Lake County Bar Association




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