Judy Wolferts has over 20 years of experience in litigation defense. Her practice presently is focused on employment law matters for private and public employers, and includes advising employers on compliance with civil rights laws such as Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act, pay and overtime issues, other federal and state statutes, and related law such as freedom of speech, freedom of association, religious freedom, and search and seizures. In addition, she handles employer/employee litigation, advises on and drafts employee handbooks, and provides procedures on complying with I-9 requirements.
Judy also advises public employers on complying with legal requirements for terminations and public employees’ Constitutional rights, as well as the limitations and requirements of Utah Code Ann. §10-3-1105 & -06. Regarding Utah law, she handled all legal briefing for the governmental entity in Pearson v. City of South Jordan, 2012 UT App 204 (2012), where the appellate court concluded the governmental entity’s interpretation of § 10-3-1105 was correct and that the appellant employee was at will and did not have procedural rights under Utah or federal law. Judy also has been involved in defending products liability matters, including the Fen-Phen Diet Drugs multistate litigation, and food-borne e-coli litigation, and she has significant experience in appellate work including interlocutory appeals, drafting appellate briefs for both appellants and appellees, and handling oral argument on appeal.
- J.D., University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, 1994
- B.A., Brigham Young University, magna cum laude
Bar & Court Admissions
- Utah State Bar
- Utah Supreme Court
- United States Court of Federal Claims
- U.S. District Court, District of Utah
- Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
- United States Supreme Court