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

  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

CLERKSHIPS
  • 1999-2000, Judicial Clerk to Chief Judge Dee V. Benson, United States District Court for the District of Utah

Jonathan R. Schofield

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Mr. Schofield is a litigator with a broad base of experience.  He represents commercial parties, litigating business, contract, insurance, employment, intellectual property, real-estate, bankruptcy, and multi-level marketing matters.  He also represents plaintiffs in mass tort, wrongful death, and serious personal injury matters, and has extensive experience representing individuals who have suffered damages from utility caused fires.  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 the victims of the 2007 San Diego Wildfires who lost their homes and businesses in the fires, recovering over $134 million from San Diego Gas & Electric and other defendants on behalf of our clients and personally negotiating and/or mediating over 100 individual cases;
  • Represented hundreds of the victims of the 2012 Wood Hollow Fire in Central Utah (which destroyed dozens of homes, recreational properties, agricultural businesses, and even killed one person), recovering over $26 million from Rocky Mountain Power on behalf of our clients;
  • 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;
  • Represented 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, generating nationwide attention by raising novel Constitutional issues as a matter of first impression.

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 the Martindale-Hubble AV Preeminent Rating—the highest rating in both legal ability and ethical standards awarded by Martindale-Hubbell based on reviews from attorneys and the judiciary.  He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for his work in commercial litigation and is regularly listed in Utah Business magazine’s Legal Elite for his work in civil 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 enjoys convenient access to the Wasatch Mountains and can engage in backcountry skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking, and trail running.

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