Lewis M. Francis

Lewis M. Francis: Attorney with Jones, Waldo, Holbrook & McDonough A Professional Corporation
Attorney Awards


Litigating, arbitrating and mediating disputes involving franchise agreements, arbitration clauses, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition and land use decisions in various state and federal jurisdictions across the United States.

Has successfully pursued and opposed both preliminary injunctions and permanent relief.

Well-versed in obtaining the necessary immigration visas for specialized temporary employees, such as those qualifying for H-1B, TN, O or L visas, as well as securing U.S. permanent residency (“green card”) for immigrant workers.


•Member, Board of Directors
•Leader, Franchise Law Practice Group
•Leader, Immigration Law Practice Group
•Clerkship, Honorable Gregory K. Orme, Utah Court of Appeals, 1994-1995

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Franchise Law
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • LitigationFranchise Law
  • Business
  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
801-534-7244  Phone
University Attended:
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, B.S., Economics & Spanish, magna cum laude, 1986
Law School Attended:
S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, J.D., Order of the Coif, Utah Law Review, 1993
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits and U.S. Supreme Court; 2012, California; 1993, Utah

Professional Affiliations

•Member of the Utah State Bar
•Member of the California State Bar
•Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association
•International Franchise Association
•American Bar Association, Franchise & Litigation Sections
•Utah State Bar Franchise Section

Birth Information:
Springville, Utah, 1963
Reported Cases:
REPRESENTATIVE CASEWORK: Jones Waldo Litigation Team Wins $30 Million Verdict; Michigan Court Orders Out-of-state Arbitration; Rib City Franchising, LLC v. Bowen

Peer Reviews

  • 4.4/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Salt Lake City, Utah

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