Founding Partner

Barnard N. Madsen

Civil litigation, criminal defense, family law and appeals

More than 35 years of Legal Experience

Barney’s legal career includes service on a U.S. congressman’s staff, as an Air Force judge advocate, a Special Assistant U.S. attorney, and Assistant Attorney General. He has served as a prosecutor and criminal defense counsel, and full-time for four years as an appellate counsel, and has now served over twenty years in private practice. His current practice focuses on intellectual property, employment law, commercial litigation, and appeals. For four years running, he has been voted by other attorneys in the state as one of Utah’s Legal Elite in intellectual property and business litigation.

An Intellectual Property Expert to protect your brand

Proactively Protect Your Brand

Practice Areas

Barnard N. Madsen brings a broad perspective to business and civil legal matters. His advice has steered the effective branding of local and multi-national brands, protecting their trademarks and helping them to build trust and recognition.   Barney also works to defend employers in business and workplace disputes, takes on corporate and civil lawsuits and appeals.

  • Trademark registration and enforcement
  • Branding advice
  • Intellectual property litigation
  • Employment law
  • Civil trials and appeals
  • Mediation and arbitration

Bar Admissions

  • Utah, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 2015

Education

Professional Associations

  • Member, International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Member, J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Master of the Bench, Immediate Past President and Former Secretary, A. Sherman Christensen American Inn of Court I, 2008–present

Military Service

  • Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force (retired)
    • Judge Advocate General’s Corps 1985–2007
      (11 years on active duty; 11 years as a reservist)

Honors

  • Utah’s Legal Elite, intellectual property and business litigation, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 — Utah Business Magazine.

Seminars

Reported Cases

  • Craig v. Provo City, 352 P.3d 139, 2015 UT App 145 (Utah App. 2015)
  • Hansen, et al. v. PT Bank Negara Indonesia, et al, __ F.3d __ (10th Cir. 2013)
  • Young Living Essential Oils, LC v. Marin, 266 P.3d 814 (Utah 2011)
  • Allen, et al. v. Sybase, Inc., et al., 468 F.3d 642 (10th Cir. 2006)
  • Arnell v. Salt Lake County Board of Adjustment et al., 112 P.3d 1214 (Utah App. 2005)
  • State v. Call, 980 P.2d 201 (Utah 1999)
  • State ex rel. M.V., M.V. v. State, 977 P.2d 494 (Utah App. 1999)
  • State v. Wright, 977 P.2d 505 (Utah App. 1999)
  • State v. Parra, 972 P.2d 924 (Utah App. 1998)
  • State ex rel. W.B.J., W.B.J. v. State, 966 P.2d 295 (Utah App. 1998)
  • State v. Lyman, 966 P.2d 278 (Utah App. 1998)
  • State v. Merila, 966 P.2d 270 (Utah App. 1998)
  • State v. Arellano, 964 P.2d 1167 (Utah App. 1998)
  • State v. Betha, 957 P.2d 611 (Utah App. 1998)
  • State v. Stringham, 957 P.2d 602 (Utah App. 1998)
  • State v. McBride, 957 P.2d 539 (Utah App. 1997)
  • State v. Ross, 951 P.2d 236 (Utah App. 1997)
  • State v. Maycock, 947 P.2d 695 (Utah App. 1997)
  • State v. Stephens, 946 P.2d 734 (Utah App. 1997)
  • State v. Winward, 941 P.2d 627 (Utah App. 1997)
  • State v. Struhs, 940 P.2d 1225 (Utah App. 1997)
  • State v. Telford, 940 P.2d 522 (Utah App. 1997)
  • State v. Montoya, 937 P.2d 145 (Utah App. 1997)
  • State v. Byington, 936 P.2d 1112 (Utah App. 1997)
  • State in the interest of JMH, 924 P.2d 895 (Utah App. 1996)

Select reported Military Cases

  • U.S. v. Smith, 44 M.J. 387 (CAAF 1996)
  • U.S. v. McCastle, 43 M.J. 438 (CAAF 1996)
  • U.S. v. Grant, 42 M.J. 340 (CAAF 1995)
  • U.S. v. Lloyd, 43 M.J. 886 (AFCCA 1995)
  • U.S. v. Morrison, 41 M.J. 482 (CAAF 1995)
  • U.S. v. Schloesser, 40 M.J. 453 (CMA 1994)
  • U.S. v. Morgan, 40 M.J. 405 (CMA 1994)
  • U.S. v. Kelly, 39 M.J. 235 (CMA 1994), cert. denied, 513 U.S. 931 (1994)

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Advisory Board, Veterans Success Center, Utah Valley University 2018-Present
  • Volunteer, Family Watch International, 2013–2014
  • Board Member and Secretary, Gazelam Foundation, 2009–present
  • Board member, Kresimir Cosic Foundation, 2009–2014
  • Brigham Young University Cougar Club, 1998–present
  • Moot Court Judge
    • S. J. Quinney College of Law, 1996–1998
    • J. Reuben Clark Law Society, 1998–present
  • Volunteer, J. Reuben Clark Law School Mentor Program, 2001–present
  • Legal Advisor, Utah County Employers Committee, 1998–2006
  • Latter-Day Saints Missionary, Germany Frankfurt Mission, 1976–1978

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