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July 24, 2017Press Release

Michael Best Continues Growth Pattern in Utah with Addition of Litigation Senior Counsel

SALT LAKE CITY (July 24, 2017) – Michael Best is pleased to announce that Steven J. Joffee has joined the firm’s Litigation Practice Group as senior counsel in the Salt Lake City – Midvale office.

“Steven is a respected trial attorney in and around the Salt Lake City region and will bring a wealth of knowledge and appellate experience to our litigation group,” said Richard Ensor, Michael Best’s Office Managing Partner in Salt Lake City. “He joins a team who is passionate about the work and their clients. I’m confident he’ll be a great fit for the firm.”

Joffee focuses his practice on representing clients in various matters in front of state and federal trial and appellate courts. He has substantial experience litigating matters in a variety of substantive areas, including civil and commercial disputes, product liability, contract disputes, eminent domain, employment issues, and personal injury. He has successfully represented clients in numerous jury trials and appeals, including in appeals before the United States Supreme Court and United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

“I’m excited to have made the move to Michael Best,” said Joffee. “The firm is recognized for its stellar litigation work, and I hope I’ll be able to elevate its presence through exceptional counsel and service to our clients.”

Joffee began his career clerking for Chief Justice Matthew Durrant of the Utah Supreme Court and for Judge Scott Matheson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Following his clerkships, Joffee worked at the Washington, D.C. office of an international, full service, AmLaw “A-List” law firm, and later as a partner at a litigation and corporate law boutique in Salt Lake City.

Joffee earned his J.D. from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, where he was executive editor of the Utah Law Review, and he received his B.S. from Brigham Young University.

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