James R. Moss, Jr.


Tel: SLC: 385.282-5147 *** Irvine: 949.797.1236
Fax: SLC: 385-282-5001 *** Irvine: 949.851.1212

James R. Moss, Jr. is the managing partner of Payne & Fears LLP's Salt Lake City office, and continues to work extensively with California clients from the firm's Irvine office. He specializes in representing employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in all areas of employment law, including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, breach of contract, class actions, and trade secret litigation. He has obtained summary judgment or trial victories in numerous employment law cases. Mr. Moss has extensive experience counseling clients on wage and hour issues, family and medical leave, disability accommodation, employee privacy and various other employment law matters. Mr. Moss also advises clients in traditional labor matters including organizing, collective bargaining, strikes and picketing, and has represented employers before the National Labor Relations Board.

Mr. Moss also represents business clients in trade secret, non-competition, unfair business practice, and general commercial litigation.

Mr. Moss is a member of the Utah Bar Association and the Orange County Bar Association, and has served as the Chair and on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society.

Mr. Moss frequently lectures on employment law subjects. He served as Senior Editor of the Brigham Young University Law Review.

Prior to joining Payne & Fears LLP, Mr. Moss was an associate with Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal (now SNR Denton) in Los Angeles, California. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable A. Andrew Hauk of the United States District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles.