Clark Waddoups Named to Federal Bench
September 30, 2008
Parr Waddoups Brown Gee & Loveless is pleased to announce that senior shareholder Clark Waddoups has been confirmed by President George W. Bush to serve as a federal judge with the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah.
Mr. Waddoups joined Parr Waddoups Brown Gee & Loveless in 1981. Prior to that, he practiced for a large California firm for seven years. An experienced trial lawyer, Mr. Waddoups specializes in complex commercial litigation and has represented clients in industries such as heavy manufacturing, broadcasting, banking and finance, automotive, oil, and real estate. He is an active member of the Utah Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Evidence and past President of the A. Sherman Christensen American Inn of Court.
"Clark is a seasoned, thoughtful attorney who has had a long career in private practice serving both clients and the legal community," said Victor A. Taylor, Firm President. "We are pleased he has received this honor. We will miss him, but clearly our loss is Utah's gain."
Taylor also noted that Parr Waddoups has become a recognized firm for those seeking new candidates for the bench. "Clark is the fifth shareholder who has gone from the firm to a judicial position," he said. "We are honored by these appointments."
The other former firm attorneys who have gone onto the bench are:
• Judge Dale A. Kimball (federal judge in Utah)
• Judge Matthew Durrant (Utah Supreme Court Justice)
• Judge Jill Parrish (Utah Supreme Court Justice)
• Judge Carolyn B. McHugh (Utah Court of Appeals)
Taylor said Mr. Waddoups' clients will see a seamless transition to other members of the firm. "We pride ourselves on a team approach to client work, and Clark's clients will continue working with the same attorneys they've been in contact with all along. Clark has also served as a mentor to many of our shareholders and associates and they share his strong values of professionalism and client service."