John R. Lund

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John R.Lund
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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. Mr. Lund obtained one of the largest jury verdicts ever awarded in Utah – over $50 million in lost profit damages for his client’s resort development rights. He also 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 in Band 1. 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.”

He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and is honored to have been so recognized by his peers.

Mr. Lund has served in numerous leadership positions within the profession, including as president of the Utah State Bar. Currently, he leads Utah’s first-in-the-nation regulatory sandbox for legal services as the Chair of the Utah Supreme Court’s Office of Legal Services Innovation.


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University of Utah, J.D., 1984

National 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; Top 10 list, 2019-2021

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

Named Best Lawyers in America 2017 and 2019 "Lawyer of the Year," for Product Liability Litigation, Salt Lake City

AV® Preeminent™ Rating (5.0) Martindale Hubbell

Utah Legal Elite 2008 - 2014, 2020



Chair, Office of Legal Services Innovation, Utah Supreme Court

Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Past President, Utah State Bar

Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Chair, Advisory Committee on Evidence, Utah Supreme Court

Past President, Salt Lake County Bar Association




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