Utah Bar President Jim GilsonJames D. Gilson is the President of the Utah State Bar for the 2014-2015 Bar year. He has served as the President-Elect of the Utah State Bar (2013-2014). Since 2008, he has served on the Board of Commissioners of the Utah State Bar, and is a member of its Executive Committee. From 2010-2014 he served as Co-Chair of the Utah Supreme Court Committee on New Lawyer Training. During 2005-2008, he was a screening panel member of the Ethics and Discipline Committee of the Utah Supreme Court. During 2000-2001, he served as President of the Utah Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

At the beginning of his career, Jim was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable J. Thomas Greene and later for the Honorable Dee Benson, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, and was an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Utah, prosecuting white collar criminal matters.

Every year since 2005, Jim has been designated as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite” by Utah Business Magazine in the area of business litigation. He has also been included in “Mountain States Super Lawyers” every year since 2008, and is also listed in “Best Lawyers in America” in the area of commercial litigation. He is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Gilson holds the following memberships:

  • Utah State Bar
  • Colorado State Bar
  • Washington, D.C. Bar
  • Also admitted to practice in the United States District Court (D. Utah), United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court

James D. Gilson is a shareholder at Callister Nebeker, & McCullough. He serves as the chair of the Litigation Practice Area and is also a member of the Labor & Employment and Intellectual Property Practice Areas. He practices general business litigation, including banking, contract, intellectual property, securities, employment, unfair competition, real property, and probate disputes. As a former federal prosecutor, he also represents businesses and individuals in white collar criminal defense matters, including federal and state regulatory offenses.

He enjoys spending time with his family, and skiing, motorcycling, biking, golfing, and scuba diving.