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James Burton is a trial attorney with extensive experience litigating intellectual property matters, including patent, trademark, copyright, false advertising, Lanham Act, and trade secret claims. Acting as a lead counsel, Mr. Burton has handled intellectual property cases in federal courts throughout the United States.

Mr. Burton also leads the firm's healthcare litigation team, defending hospitals, healthcare facilities, physicians, and other healthcare providers, including the two largest hospital chains in Utah. He also handles physician credentialing, privileging, and administrative fair hearing matters.

Mr. Burton has handled litigation matters related to real estate transactions, construction disputes, contract disputes, and other commercial disputes. He also has experience in appellate matters, having obtained successful results in multiple federal and state courts of appeal.

Mr. Burton is a member of the firm's board of directors and serves as the co-chair of the firm's Litigation section. He previously served as the chair of the firm's Intellectual Property section.

In 2014, Mr. Burton was appointed by Joachim Guack, former president of the Federal Republic of Germany, and approved by the United States Department of State, to serve as the German Honorary Consul in Utah. He also currently serves as the president of the Utah Consular Corps and as a director for the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy.

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