Jonathan Hafen

Jonathan Hafen

Member, Board of Governors, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce; Chair, International Committee
  • Intellectual Property, Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Utah
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onathan Hafen has been widely praised by clients and peers for his skilled and e?cient approach to litigation. As a trial lawyer, Mr. Hafen handles a wide variety of litigation, including cases in the areas of securities and investment law, employment law, breach of contract, property disputes, road and access cases, intellectual property, medical devices, pharmaceutical products, disputes over ownership and control of businesses, class actions, construction law, and legal malpractice defense. Mr. Hafen also serves as legal counsel to a number of small, midsize and multinational companies, utilizing the signi?cant resources available at Parr Brown to address the broad spectrum of legal challenges routinely confronting business leaders.

Mr. Hafen has been awarded an AV rating – the highest awarded by Martindale-Hubbell. He has been repeatedly recognized as a top commercial litigator by Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA – America’s Leading Business Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation, and by Utah Business magazine as one of Utah’s Legal Elite. Mr. Hafen was named “Lawyer of the Year” in Employment Law for Individuals (2015) and Labor Law – Union (2018), and (2020) by Best Lawyers. He also continues to be recognized as one of the “Top 100” lawyers in the Intermountain area by Mountain States Super Lawyers. Following a nomination, research and blue ribbon review process, Mr. Hafen was named one of the “Top 10” Lawyers in the Mountain States (Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming) by Super Lawyers Magazine for 2012 and “Top 100” for 2013, 2015 and 2016.

He graduated magna cum laude from BYU Law School in 1991, clerked for Monroe McKay, Chief Judge of the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and worked at one of the nation’s most prestigious law firms, Sidley & Austin (Chicago) from 1992-95.

Practice Areas
Intellectual Property
Entertainment & Sports Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation Services
  • Employment Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Class Actions
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English
  • German
Professional Experience
Member, Board of Governors, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce; Chair, International Committee
Member, Board of Directors, Tenth Circuit, Federal Bar Association
Chair, Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure
Former Chair and Current Executive Committee Member, Litigation Section, Utah State Bar
Member, Utah State Bar Labor & Employment
Executive Committee, Utah State Bar Litigation
Member, BYU Law School Alumni Advisory Board
BYU Alumni Association
Chair, Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Chair, Utah State Bar Continuing Legal Advisory Committee
Faculty Member, Litigation Section Trial Academy, March 2018
Brigham Young University
J.D. (1991)
Honors: magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
Activities: Executive Editor, Brigham Young University Law Review
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Brigham Young University
Honors: summa cum laude
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Brigham Young University-Idaho
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AV rating
Professional Associations
Utah State Bar  # 06096
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Jonathan O. Hafen - Parr Brown Gee & Loveless
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Parr Brown Gee & Loveless
101 South 200 East
Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Telephone: (801) 257-7915
Fax: (801) 532-7750
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