Jonathan R. Schofield
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EDUCATION
  • 1998, J.D., Brigham Young University, magna cum laude, Lead Articles Editor, BYU Law Review
  • 1995, B.F.A., Brigham Young University, Industrial Design
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • 1998Utah

Mr. Schofield is a litigator with a broad base of experience.  He has litigated commercial cases involving business, contract, insurance, employment, intellectual property, real-estate, and bankruptcy matters.  He also represents plaintiffs in mass tort and serious personal injury matters.  He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court and has tried cases in Utah and California.  Notable representations include the following:

  • Represented hundreds of plaintiffs who lost their homes and businesses in the 2007 San Diego Wildfires.  In this case, the plaintiffs pursued extensive damage claims against San Diego Gas & Electric and other defendants under theories of inverse condemnation, negligence, trespass, nuisance, and negligence per se.  Mr. Schofield had significant involvement in successfully recovering over $134 million on behalf of our clients, personally negotiating and/or mediating over 100 individual cases.
  • Currently representing hundreds of victims of the 2012 Wood Hollow Fire in Central Utah, which burned over 45,000 acres of land. The plaintiffs are pursuing clams against Rocky Mountain Power similar to those pursued against San Diego Gas and Electric in California.
  • Represented Nu Skin Enterprises in a licensing dispute over technology used in Nu Skin’s BioPhotonic Scanner, obtaining a victory for Nu Skin at trial.
  • Represented Costa Vida in a trade secret misappropriation case brought by Café Rio, concerning the two national fresh-mex restaurant chains, ultimately reaching a favorable settlement for Costa Vida.
  • Currently representing Wasatch Equality and a group of snowboarders seeking a permanent injunction against Alta Ski Resort and the United States Forest Service to overturn Alta’s no-snowboarding policy on Constitutional grounds under the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause.

Prior to joining Parr Brown in 2004, Mr. Schofield practiced law for five years with a New York City-based law firm, LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, and was a law clerk to Chief Judge Dee Benson of the United States District Court for the District of Utah.  Mr. Schofield was also an assistant adjunct professor at Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School, where he taught a course in debtor and creditor law for four years with former bankruptcy judge, Ralph Mabey.  Mr. Schofield has been awarded an AV rating – the highest awarded by Martindale-Hubbell.  He is recognized by Best Lawyers in America for his work in Commercial Litigation.  He has also been listed in Utah Business magazine’s Legal Elite for his work in litigation.

When not practicing law, Mr. Schofield enjoys spending time with his family and recreating in the outdoors.  Mr. Schofield considers himself fortunate to live in Salt Lake City, where he can access the Wasatch Mountains and engage in backcountry skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking, and trail running.

Publications & Speaking Engagements:
  • 1997 BYU Law Review, 407.
  • The Environmental Lawyer 16, 1999.
  • The Environmental Lawyer 407, 1999.
  • Utah Bar Journal 37, 2009
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Publications & Speaking Engagements:
  • 1997 BYU Law Review, 407.
  • The Environmental Lawyer 16, 1999.
  • The Environmental Lawyer 407, 1999.
  • Utah Bar Journal 37, 2009

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