Of Counsel   •   Jennie B. Garner

Jennie B. Garner, Of Counsel


Jennie B. Garner is a business lawyer with more than 25 years of experience in commercial litigation, including securities and derivative litigation, bankruptcy adversary proceedings, and real estate matters. Jennie also advises companies and individuals in business entity matters, employment issues, and real property acquisitions. She has represented clients in state and federal courts in Utah, Idaho, and California, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court, as well as before the Utah Public Service Commission, the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission, the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, and the Utah Antidiscrimination and Labor Division. Prior to joining SMITH HARTVIGSEN, Jennie was a commercial litigator for Dorsey & Whitney LLP, an international business law firm.

Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business and Corporate Law

Professional Memberships

  • 1989 - Utah Supreme Court
  • 1989 – U. S. District Court, Utah
  • 1993 – Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 1996 – United States Supreme Court
  • 2008 – Idaho Supreme Court
  • 2008 – U.S. District Court, Idaho
  • Women Lawyers of Utah
  • Utah State Bar Affordable Attorneys for All Task Force
  • Women in the Law Committee, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, SLC Chapter
  • Utah Bankruptcy Lawyers Forum
  • American Inns of Court, Rex E. Lee Inn


  • Juris Doctorate, cum laude, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, 1989
    - Legal Writing Teaching Assistant to Professor Kevin J. Worthen
    - Board of Advocates Moot Court Team
    - Student Bar Association Secretary
  • Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Weber State University, 1980

Awards & Distinctions

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Legal Elite, Utah Business Magazine – Civil Litigation 2008, 2013-2016
  • Board of Directors of Children’s Service Society (Utah non-profit providing services to prevent child abuse and neglect)