Jason Boren

Jason D. Boren

Salt Lake City

Jason D. Boren is the Managing Partner of the firm's Salt Lake City office. He is an experienced litigator at both the trial and appellate levels. His litigation practice focuses on complex civil and business litigation disputes involving a wide variety of matters including corporate governance and control, employment, breach of contract, real estate and construction, receivership litigation, intellectual property and false affiliation claims. He also has successfully handled GRAMA appeals and public procurement litigation for the Utah Communications Authority against unsuccessful vendors.

Jason has unique experience with protests under the state procurement code and related litigation of public records requests and decisions. Jason secured a winning outcome on issues of first impression before the Utah Supreme Court.


Representative Matters

State Procurement and GRAMA

  • Motorola Solutions, Inc. v. Utah Communications Authority et al., 2019 UT 66
  • Motorola Solutions, Inc. v. Utah Communications Authority, et al., Case No. 190901673, Third Judicial District Court, Salt Lake County, Utah
  • Motorola Solutions, Inc. v. Utah Communications Authority, et al., Case No. 190903675, Third Judicial District Court, Salt Lake County, Utah 

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

Utah State Bar

Utah Trial Lawyers Association

Salt Lake County Bar Association

Team leader, "Tuesday Night Bar," a volunteer program providing free legal advice, 2000

Former Judge Pro Tempore, Third Judicial District Court, where he heard small claims court matters

Recognition & Accomplishments

Chambers USA, Labor and Employment Law, (Utah), 2017, Litigation: General Commercial, (Utah) 2018-2024

The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation (Salt Lake City), 2024, Litigation - Construction (Salt Lake City), 2024, Litigation - Labor and Employment (Salt Lake City), 2024, Litigation - Real Estate (Salt Lake City), 2024

Utah Business, "Legal Elite," 2022, 2023

Speaking Engagements

Performance Management and the Employee Experience Focused Workplace, Ballard Spahr/Mercer Annual Utah Fall Employment Law Seminar, Jason D. Boren and Kelly Esselman (November 13, 2019) 

Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants: Keep Your Secrets Safe and Your Employees Honest Jason D. Boren and Scott A. Wiseman, Ballard Spahr Annual Utah Fall Employment Law Seminar, November 7, 2018

Speaker, "Before You Hit Send - The Perils of Email," Ballard Spahr's Seventh Annual SLC Fall Employment Law Seminar, November 1, 2017



University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law (J.D. 1997)
Staff Member, Journal of Energy, Natural Resources & Environmental Law; Member, Order of the Coif (awarded to top 10 percent of class); Recipient, William H. Leary Scholar; legal writing teaching assistant

University of Utah (B.A. 1994), cum laude)





U.S. District Court for the District of Utah

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit