James M. Elegante

Of Counsel


James M. Elegante is an experienced lawyer with a strong entrepreneurial orientation, senior management experience in a $3-billion-a-year business, and deep back-ground in industrial technologies, manufacturing, and the extractive industries. His legal training, his stint in senior management, his entrepreneurial mindset, and the wealth of life experiences afford him an unusual aptitude in identifying points of common interest between parties engaged in disputes and thus in quickly reducing conflict in order to salvage important relationships. As a mediator he is adept at lending these skills to disputing parties so that they can attempt resolution of their differences, while as an arbitrator he brings both strong case-management skills and commercial experience to resolve disputes through fairness and balanced solutions.

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Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Employment law
  • Intellectual property and licensing
  • Mediation and arbitration


  • University of Utah J.D., undergraduate, University of Northern Arizona
  • Universit? Italiana per Stranieri, Perugia, Italy, Universit de Paris, en Sorbonne, Paris


  • Utah
  • Wyoming
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court