Mark F. James

Mark F. James

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Salt Lake City, UT

Hatch James & Dodge PC
 | 10 W Broadway, Suite 400
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone: 801-363-6363
Fax: 801-363-6666
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (60%),
  • General Litigation (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Mark James has extensive experience representing clients in federal and state courts. His practice includes complex commercial and tort litigation, both on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. Mr. James has represented clients in a wide variety of matters, including intellectual property disputes, securities litigation, trade secret disputes, product liability disputes, eminent domain proceedings, contract disputes, real property disputes, disputes over ownership and control of businesses, derivative actions, construction law, personal injury cases, and class actions. Mr. James has handled multiple litigation involving multilevel marketing companies and distributors, including with respect to claims involving false advertising, misappropriation of trade secrets, cross-recruiting, interference with contract, and non-competition issues. He has been praised by clients and peers for his skilled and efficient approach to litigation.

Mr. James' clients have enjoyed significant successes both at trial and in negotiated settlements. Mr. James' trial victories include, among others, a jury award of over $24 million against DHL (Express) USA, Inc. for breach of contract, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and tortious interference. Settlements include a $15 million recovery in a fraud class action along with numerous other significant recoveries. In addition to these results for companies and individuals pursuing claims, Mr. James has successfully defended many companies and individuals against a variety of different claims. In addition to acting as legal counsel, Mr. James has acted as a court-appointed receiver in the context of a partnership dispute involving millions of dollars of real property. He also has a successful mediation practice, in addition to maintaining his regular law practice, offering his services as a mediator in a variety of disputes, including disputes involving complex litigation and personal injury/wrongful death.

About Mark James

Admitted: 1988, Utah

Professional Webpage:


  • 2004-2016:  Recognized by ppers as one of Utah's "Legal Elite," as published in Utah Business Magazine.

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.), 1984

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court District of Utah, 1988
  • Utah State Bar, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit


  • Mark has successfully tried many cases.  The largest verdict he has obtained on behalf of his clients was a jury award of over $24 million against DHL (Express) USA Inc. for brech of contract, breach of implied covenat of good faith and fair dealing, and torious interference.
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Office Location for Mark F. James

10 W Broadway
Suite 400
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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Last Updated: 3/18/2020

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