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Robert F. Orton has been practicing law for more than forty years. He worked with the law offices of Fabian & Clendenin as a litigation attorney, and in addition to private practice, Mr. Orton has served in various capacities as a full-time leader with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mr. Orton currently serves as Honorary Consul for the Government of Romania to the State of Utah, and he is associated with the J. Reuben Clark Law School’s International Center for Law & Religious Studies at Brigham Young University.


Languages Spoken: French, Romanian, Russian

Practice Areas


  1. Mediation: 50%
  2. Litigation: 50%

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Durham Jones & Pinegar

111 E Broadway Ste 900
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111-5235


UTActive Emeritus196408/30/2015

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselDurham Jones & Pinegar2011 - Present
Honorary ConsulThe Government of Romania to the State of Utah1999 - Present
Judge Pro-TempCircuit Court of Utah1989 - 1996
AttorneyFabian & Clendenin1970 - 2004
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember1996 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaState Delegate1991 - 1996
Utah Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident1989 - 1990
Utah Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident-Elect1988 - 1989
Utah Trial Lawyers AssociationBar Examination Review Committee Member1984 - 1989
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionABA Discovery Committee Member1982 - 1996
Utah State BarBar Examiner1976 - 1983
Utah State BarChairman, Continuing Legal Education Committee1974 - 1976
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Salt Lake County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1964
Brigham Young UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1961