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Year founded: 2005
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The lawyers at the law firm of Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood, handle intellectual property, business litigation and other complex legal issues for a wide range of local, national and international clients. The firm is proud to count among its clients some of Utah's top technology, communications and biotech companies. The firm's attorneys provide representation in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout Utah. They provide powerful advocacy designed to leverage their personal and professional qualifications with commitment and authority.

Although based in Utah, the firm's reach extends far beyond the state. The patent practice of Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood generates more work from national and international clients than from within the state. Due to the firm's location and cost structure, its patent prosecution services cost a fraction of that of large west- and east-coast law firms, and its trial lawyers regularly handle cases across the country, with the most experience in New York, California and Texas. The firm has extensive experience representing foreign and international clients in both patent prosecution and litigation.

Most recently, Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood, had a Utah Court affirm a verdict of over $122 million for the firm's client, USA Power. The award was one of the largest jury awards in Utah history. See May 22, 2012, article, Texas Company Wins $134M From Utah Utility Owner Pacificorp. Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood also obtained a multimillion-dollar damages award for its client, Mark Haug, after a two-week jury trial. See March 19, 2010, article, La Caille Owners to Pay $4.7 Million to Ex-Partner. Magleby & Greenwood, P.C. also obtained a multimillion-dollar damages award for its client, ClearOne Communications, Inc., after a two-and-a-half-week jury trial. See November 7, 2008, press release, ClearOne Awarded Multimillion-Dollar Damages by Jury in Federal Trade Secret Misappropriation Case; see also April 21, 2009, press release, Federal Court Orders Judgment in Favor of ClearOne for Approximately $9.7 Million in Trade Secret Misappropriation Case.

When working with a client to determine a course of action-whether in a business law matter, an intellectual property dispute, or securities litigation-the firm's lawyers will provide a clear and realistic picture of the client's legal position, create a strategy that conforms to the business and practical needs of the client, and implement the strategy quickly and efficiently. With a reputation in the Utah legal community as assertive and effective trial lawyers, the attorneys are often able to resolve matters quickly, and to their clients' benefit, during pretrial negotiations. If resolution cannot be reached, Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood is prepared to go to trial.

Attorneys at the firm have been repeatedly selected as Super Lawyers® over the years, including in the Mountain States Super Lawyers® & Rising Stars edition, which provides a listing of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The objective of the Super Lawyers® selection process is to create a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource to assist attorneys and consumers in the search for legal counsel. Only 5 percent of the total lawyers in the Mountain States are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers®, and no more than 2.5 percent of the attorneys in the Mountain States who are under 40 or who have practiced law for less than ten years are named to the Rising Stars list. Partners Christine Greenwood and Peggy Tomsic were also recognized in the Top 40/50 Women attorneys in the Mountain States Super Lawyers® magazine every year since 2009.


Magleby Cataxinos Greenwood is metro ranked in 7 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Utah, UT
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Copyright Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Intellectual Property
Tier 1 for Litigation - Real Estate
Tier 2 for Litigation - Patent

About Our Clients

Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood has extensive experience representing local, national, and international clients, ranging from multi-billion dollar companies to individual entrepreneurs.

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  • Basic Research, LLC
  • Cicero Research, LLC
  • ClearOne, Inc.
  • Codale Electric Supply
  • CollegeAmerica Services, Inc.
  • Electronic Network Holdings, Inc.
  • Great Western Mining
  • Klein-Becker, LLC
  • Nutraceutical
  • Stevens-Henager College
  • UJ 100 Club LLC
  • USA Power, LLC
  • Viridian Energy


Metro Rankings

Utah, UT
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Copyright Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Intellectual Property
Tier 1 for Litigation - Real Estate
Tier 2 for Litigation - Patent
Tier 2 for Patent Law
Tier 3 for Trademark Law

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Copyright Law
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Patent Law

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Client Comments

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