Overview

About Justin

Justin Palmer is a partner of the firm practicing in the Litigation practice group and the Employment Law section. He represents clients in state and federal courts in matters relating to discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, workers’ compensation, employment at will, wage/hour matters, and restrictive covenants. Justin has litigation experience before federal and state courts and administrative agencies (including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Utah Antidiscrimination and Labor Division, and the Utah Labor Commission) on a variety of employment-related cases. He regularly counsels employers regarding federal, state and local employment laws, and has assisted numerous employers in developing employee manuals and other personnel policies.

Justin also represents businesses and individuals in a variety of civil and commercial disputes, including contract and tort matters. He has additional experience in resolving disputes through negotiation, mediation and arbitration.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Justin was a judicial clerk for Associate Chief Justice Leonard H. Russon, Utah Supreme Court (2000-2001); a law clerk at Stoel Rives LLP (1999); and a law clerk with the Utah Attorney General’s Office, Appeals Division (1998).

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Experience

Experience

Employment and Commercial Litigation

  • (D. Utah, 10th Cir. and AAA Arbitration) – Represented internet company in gender and age discrimination, harassment and retaliation case. Obtained order from federal district court compelling arbitration. Arbitrator awarded summary judgment on all claims in favor of client. Tenth Circuit affirmed district court’s decision compelling arbitration.
  • (D. Cal., Fla., Idaho, Ill., Mich., Mo., Nev., N.Y., Pa., Tenn.) – Lead counsel for global provider of electronic components and computing solutions in numerous commercial litigation cases in several jurisdictions, including federal courts in California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.
  • (D. Utah) – Represented one of the world’s largest staffing companies in gender discrimination, harassment and retaliation case. Obtained favorable settlement following successful completion of discovery and extensive motion practice.
  • (D. Utah) – Represented national staffing company in retaliation case brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Obtained favorable settlement following successful completion of discovery and extensive motion practice.
  • (D. Utah) – Represented telephone directory publishing company in same-sex sexual harassment and retaliation case. Federal district court awarded summary judgment in favor of client.
  • (D. Utah) – Represented one of the largest snack food companies in the United States in religious discrimination and harassment case. Obtained favorable settlement.
  • (D. Utah) – Represented national insurance company in sexual harassment and retaliation case. Obtained favorable settlement.
  • (2nd Dist. Utah) – Represented national insurance companies in wrongful termination, fraud and tortious interference case. Obtained favorable settlement following successful completion of discovery and extensive motion practice.
  • (3rd Dist. Wyo.) – Represented national manufacturers in product liability case. Obtained voluntary dismissals for both clients following successful completion of discovery and motion practice.
  • (3rd Dist. Utah) – Represented workers’ compensation claims management company in case involving breach of non-competition/non-solicitation agreement. Obtained temporary restraining order in favor of client. Thereafter, the case settled on favorable terms.
  • (3rd Dist. Utah, AAA Arbitration) – Represented employer in fraud and breach of contract case brought by former employee. Obtained order from federal district court compelling arbitration. Arbitrator awarded summary judgment on all claims in favor of client.
  • (4th Dist. Utah) – Represented trade exchange in a breach of contract, conversion and retaliation case. Obtained a voluntary dismissal of all claims against client after filing motion to dismiss.
  • (Arbitration) – Represented leading North American marketer of refined products in wage dispute involving collective bargaining agreement. Following two-day hearing, obtained decision in favor of client.
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Honors

Honors & Activities

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Utah) by Chambers USA (currently: Labor & Employment), 2010-2019
  • Listed in Utah Business Legal Elite (Labor & Employment and/or Litigation), 2005-2007, 2011, 2016-2018
  • Listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers® (Employment & Labor), 2014-2018
  • Listed among Rising Stars (Employment & Labor), Mountain States Super Lawyers®, 2008, 2012-2013
  • Member, Utah State Bar, Litigation and Labor and Employment Sections
  • Member, American Bar Association, Litigation Section

Civic Activities

  • Past Board Member, Draper City Board of Adjustment
  • Past Board Member, Salt Lake County Recreation Advisory Board
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • “Severance Agreements: Essential Elements,” Stoel Rives LLP, Mar. 2011
  • “Iron-Clad Separation Agreements,” Utah Employers Council, Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 9, 2011
  • “Getting Your Foreign Affairs in Order: An Immigration Enforcement Update,” Stoel Rives LLP, Sept. 24, 2008; Noah’s, Lindon, Utah, Jan. 22, 2009; Davis Conference Center, Layton, Utah, Jan. 27, 2009
  • “Preventing Workplace Harassment,” Price, Utah, Jan. 2006
  • “Beware of the Serpent’s Bite: Legal Update and New Dangers,” SLSHRM Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 10, 2005



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