James Tracy

Phone: 801.438-2016
Fax: 801.438.2050
Email: jtracy@btjd.com

Areas of Practice:

  • Estate, Probate and Trust Litigation
  • Banking Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Landlord Tenant Disputes
  • Municipal Law
  • Real Estate Litigation

Background
& Experience

Mr. Tracy has extensive experience representing clients in federal and state courts.  His civil litigation practice includes a heavy emphasis in trust and estate litigation, complex commercial litigation, and construction litigation.  He works closely with Robert S. Tippett, the author of the The Utah Law of Trusts & Estates and one of the foremost trust and estate planning attorneys in Utah, on trust and estate matters.  Mr. Tracy has been awarded the Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Rating, the highest rating awarded by Martindale-Hubbell to attorneys for professional competence and ethics.  He has also been named to Utah Legal Elite.  Prior to joining Bennett Tueller Johnson & Deere, Mr. Tracy worked with the international law firm of LeBouef, Lamb, Greene & MacRae (headquartered in New York City) and the national law firm of Chapman and Cutler (headquartered in Chicago). Mr. Tracy is a member of the Utah, Colorado and Idaho State Bars.

Education

Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark School of Law (J.D., 1993,magna cum laude)

  • Senior Editor, BYU Law Review 1991-1993
  • Order of the Coif

Brigham Young University (B.S. Accounting, 1990, summa cum laude)

  • Named the outstanding accounting graduate Class of 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Utah
  • Colorado
  • Idaho

Personal

Mr. Tracy was born and raised in Southeastern Idaho where he worked on local dairy and potato farms as a youth, and  graduated from Ririe High School.  He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to Haiti Port-au-Prince and speaks French and Haitian Creole.  He is married and the father of six children.  He has been active as a  leader in his local church congregation and the Boy Scouts of America for over 25 years.  His hobbies include spending time with his family, cheering for the Utah Jazz, attending college athletic events, coaching youth sports, camping, and gardening.

Other Professional

Experience

Partner – Chapman and Cutler LLP, Salt Lake City, UT, 2006 – 2011
Partner – Mabey Murray LC, Salt Lake City, UT, 2005- 2006
Attorney – LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, LLP, 1999 – 2005
Partner – Parry Anderson & Gardiner, Salt Lake City, UT, 1998 -1999 (Associate 1993 – 1999)
Member – Utah State Bar Association, Colorado State Bar Association, Idaho State Bar Association, American Bar Association