Jeffrey R. Oritt


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E-mail MeJeffrey R. Oritt

Salt Lake City, Utah

Jeff has represented professional negligence and injury clients for over 30 years. He has litigated cases in state and federal courts in Utah, Wyoming, California, Idaho, Nevada, and New Jersey. He has tried over 30 cases to verdict, mostly to juries. He is a member of the American and Utah Associations for Justice, and on the Board of Governors of the Utah Association for Justice. Jeff's practice is in the area of Professional Negligence (with particular specialties in medical, legal and accounting malpractice), False Claims Act and Business Litigation.

Areas of Practice

  • Professional Negligence (medical, legal, accounting)
  • Personal Injury
  • False Claims Act
  • Business Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Utah, 1980
  • U.S. District Court District of Utah, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1984


  • University of Utah College of Law, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • J.D. - 1980
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
    • B.A. - 1975
    • Major: Political Science


  • Hardball Tactics, Utah Association for Justice, 2009 - 2010
  • Litigating Legal Malpractice Cases, Utah Association for Justice, 2008

Honors and Awards

  • Mountain States Super Lawyer , 2012 - 2013
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated - Martindale-Hubbell
  • Utah Legal Elite - Personal Injury & Litigation
  • Co-Honoree, Adam "Mickey" Duncan Award-ACLU of Utah, 1991

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, 1996 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, Member, 1980 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Cohne Rappaport & Segal, Shareholder and Management, 1994 - 2010
  • Wilkins, Oritt & Headman, Shareholder and Management, 1985 - 1994


  • English


  • Beta Sigma Rho
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AV | Peer Review Rated | Preeminent | Martindale-Hubbell from Lexix-Nexis | 2012
Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | U.S. News & World Report | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Tier 1 | Utah | 2014 2013 Best Law Firms | U.S. News | Best Lawyers