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James C. Bergstedt

Litigation Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

4.8   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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About James

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I have extensive experience representing a diverse clientele with high-impact legal decisions in complex commercial and general litigation disputes, and advise clients on transactional/commercial matters. I take seriously the responsibility and privilege to pursue and defend the rights and interests of a diverse clientele—from construction companies to high-end antique car dealers, from event coordinators to trucking companies, from insurance agencies to associations of local governments.

I am known for my client-centered approach of conflict resolution, with a focus on effective, efficient, and responsive representation catered to each client’s specific needs. I am a driven achiever with a proven ability to succeed in a dynamic and challenging environment, both independently and collaboratively. 

With an emphasis on a proactive working style with sound judgment and strategic thinking, my clients have benefited from my zealous advocacy and have described me as “an excellent advocate,” “impeccable,” “pivotal,” “responsive,” and “trustworthy."

Recognized by my peers as a Mountain States Super Lawyers “Rising Star” and by Utah Business Magazine as “Utah Legal Elite,” I am licensed to practice in Utah State and Federal Courts and in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.


Prince Yeates & Geldzahler
15 W South Temple Ste 1700
Salt Lake City, UT, 84101-1549

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Posted by Chris | February 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
I could not be happier with the way James handled my case. I felt as though I was the only client he had and all his time was devoted to me. James is very response to email or calls. Even on weekends I know he would get back to me. I actually was shocked when he responded to me on a Saturday. I felt as I had a friend representing me not not a lawyer, that's what it felt like. I could trust him as a friend trust another friend. I would recommend James to anyone that is looking for the help the deserve. I have already recommended a friend to him because I know I can trust him with friends and family. I would use him again if needed.
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Posted by Vickie | October 20, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Representation
I had the pleasure of meeting and being represented by James Bergstedt. I was severly injured by a driver who was operating his car while under the influence (DUI). I was very unfamiliar with my legal rights in this type of situtaion. Mr. Bergstadt handling of my case was impeccible. He kept me informed throughout the process and was an excellent advocate on my behalf. He was highly supportive, professional and adept in representing me through the legalities of this difficult experience. I would highly recommend Mr. Bergstedt to any of my friends and/or associates.
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Posted by Kyle | June 17, 2015
Contract review
Jim Bergstedt is an excellent attorney! As a physician, it is very difficult to understand all the implications and legal jargon of a contract for employment. My contract was 13 pages long. Jim Bergstedt did a phenomenal and extensive job reviewing my contract. He had numerous suggestions and recommendations, of which several were well taken at the institution where I have accepted a position. Jim Bergstedt has also been pivotal in the formation of my Trust in order to protect my assets and has also worked on my family's Will. He is very knowledgeable and bright. He works hard. He makes sure all questions are completely answered. He is very kind and personable. It has been a very wonderful experience to work with Jim Bergstedt. I would recommend Jim Bergstedt to anyone for pretty much any legal matters.
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Posted by Julia | May 8, 2015
A very good lawyer
Jim did a wonderful job on my case. I found him to be very helpful. When I called or emailed him about something, he got back to me quickly. He was very good at keeping me well informed about what was happening in my case. He was friendly and personable, and I found him easy to talk to and work with. I would recommend him as a lawyer
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2015
Timely and Accurate
Jim has been very helpful to me. He makes sure that he (or another subject matter expert) find information, make recommendations, and take action in a prompt manner. I feel like he uses billable hours in a responsible, yet accurate way.


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Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Prince, Yeates & Geldzahler
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate
  • Epperson, Rencher & Owens
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Utah Office of the Attorney General - Commercial Enforcement Division
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Pianist
  • The Roof Restaurant
  • 2004 - 2013
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  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Utah
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004
  • University of Utah
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004


  • University of Utah Alumni Association
  • Young Alumni Board
  • 2015 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • Bar Examiner
  • 2009 - Present
  • Utah Chamber Artists
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Utah State Bar
  • Young Lawyers Executive Board
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40 Utah Trial Lawyer
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • David T. Lewis Clinical Award (Utah Legal Servcies)
  • S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • 2007
  • Pro Bono Initiative Award
  • S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • 2007
  • Robert H. Hinckley Graduate Scholar
  • Hinckley Institute of Politics
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Careers in Litigation Panel
  • Careers in Litigation
  • 2013

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Litigation Attorney | Jul 13
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Unknown Attorney | Aug 31
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Unknown Attorney | Feb 08
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Unknown Attorney | Jan 24
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Unknown Attorney | Jan 24
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Unknown Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jim is an outstanding attorney with great legal skills and great people skills. He upholds the highest degree of professionalism in all that he does. I have sent my own family members to Jim because I know that they will be taken excellent care of by someone who is responsive and will protect their interests."
Litigation Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Jim is a skilled advocate who brings humanity to the practice of law. I've worked with him on several matters, and his judgment and ability are finely honed. I heartily recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jim is thorough and thoughtful. He knows how to get results, and will handle your legal matters in a careful and supremely professional manner."
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