General civil litigation
Consumer protection
Class actions
Local counsel for complex litigation filed in Utah courts
Corporate governance
Product liability
Complex family law

  • Jon V. Harper
  • Harper Law, PLC
    P.O. Box 581468
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84158
  • (801) 910-4357

Professional Biography and Recognitions

Jon V. Harper has an extensive background in the legal profession spanning 40 years and ranging from general commercial to complex civil litigation. Mr. Harper has been recognized as a Mountain States Super Lawyer (2013-19) and listed among Business Magazine's Utah Legal Elite. He has an “AV Preeminent” rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, indicating that “his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.”

In addition to his general practice, Mr. Harper specializes in business and complex civil litigation, primarily on the plaintiff side, resulting in the recovery of millions of dollars for shareholders, consumers and policyholders through nationwide class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. He has successfully participated as co-lead counsel and local counsel against numerous corporate boards for breach of fiduciary duty and other corporate governance matters, and against numerous large companies for unfair trade practices, deceptive advertising and breach of contract.

Mr. Harper also has represented and advised clients on a wide variety of business matters, using his legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment and legal experience to obtain successful results for his clients.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Harper served for eight years as Associate Dean of the University of Utah College of Law, responsible for student services and day-to-day administration of the law school. Appointed as Adjunct Professor, he taught the subjects of Higher Education Law and Education Law in the Colleges of Law and Education, respectively.

Legal Employment

Harper Law, PLC (2015-present)

Anderson & Karrenberg (1996-2015)

University of Utah College of Law (1984-92)

Giauque & Williams (1982-83)

Parsons, Behle & Latimer (1979-82)

Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection (1977-79)


University of Utah, B.A., 1975, magna cum laude

Georgetown University, J.D., 1979

Admissions and Professional Affiliations

Utah State Bar

United States District Court for the District of Utah

United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Past Member, Utah State Bar's Character and Fitness Committee

Member, Litigation Section, Utah State Bar

Mentor, Utah Supreme Court's New Lawyer Training Program