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Fillmore Spencer Utah Attorneys

Founding Partner

Mark D. Stubbs

employment law and business law

Mark D. Stubbs has been practicing law for more than 40 years.  While he has been licensed in the states of Utah, Idaho and Arizona, Mark’s clients span the Western United States. His practice has focused on representing growing businesses in their day-to-day legal matters, and a variety of contract matters including licensing, distribution, small company acquisition and asset sales.

An Advocate for Small Businesses and Ally for Women and Minority Owners

Mark Stubbs advises business entity clients on employment law matters including EEOC and non-competition issues. He assists in the organization of business entities, including corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and joint ventures.  Mark takes a special interest in providing Minority and Woman-Owned Small Businesses with access to sound legal advice, vendor networks, and government programs available to level the playing field and allow them to thrive.

Uncommon Legal Perspectives from Diverse Professional Experience

Mark’s personal experience as general counsel and CEO of a rapidly growing Professional Employer Organization uniquely suits him to advise clients with empathy and uncommon perspective into their mergers and acquisitions and HR concerns.  His years in state government afford his clients sophisticated legislative analysis and process insights. Mark has represented his local clients in legal matters involving contracts and disputes in Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, India and Israel.

Mark’s real estate practice includes advising individuals and business clients on real estate sales and acquisitions, liens and mortgages, commercial leases, as well as dispute resolution in real estate matters.

sound counsel when you need it the most

aggressive and Relentless

Practice Areas

Mark D. Stubbs aggressively advocates for his clients interests in all types of business and employment law —organization and business formation planning and documents, contract negotiations and even arbitration.  Mark especially enjoys working with Women and Minority-owned Small Businesses, helping them to navigate and make connections within the business community and obtain incentives to ease their path to growth and success.

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Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1977
  • Idaho, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, District of Idaho, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • Utah, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma, 2012



  • J.D., cum laudeJ. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, 1977
    • Projects Editor, Journal of Legal Studies
    • Externship, J. Clifford Wallace, 9th Circuit, San Diego, CA 1977
    • Scholarship recipient
  • B.A., magna cum laude, University Studies, Brigham Young University, 1974

Military Service

  • U.S. Army — Utah National Guard
    • Interrogator, 142nd Military Intelligence Battalion, Arabic section
    • Radio Operator, 1457th Combat Engineers Battalion

Professional Associations

    • A. Sherman Christensen Inn of Court
      • Board Member
      • Past President, 2009–2013
    • Mountain States Legal Foundation, Denver
      • Litigation Board Member, 2001–2009
    • Society for Human Resource Managers, 1998–present
    • Idaho Trial Lawyers Association
      • Board Member, 1985–1989

Reported Cases

  • Estate of Davis v. Davis, 2011 UT App 343, 265 P.3d 813 (Ct. App. 2011)
  • Allen v. Sybase, Inc., 468 F.3d 642, 658 (10th Cir. 2006)
  • Ayala v. Utah Div. Of Workforce Services, 418 F. Supp. 2d. 1254 (D. Utah 2006)
  • Courtney v. Big O Tires, Inc., 139 Idaho 821, 87 P.3d 930 (2003)
  • Hunt v. Hunt, 2006 UT App 133 (Ct. App. 2006)
  • Juarez v. Aardema, 128 Idaho 687, 918 P.2d 271 (1996)
  • K. Hefner, Inc. v. Caremark, Inc. Blue Cross of Idaho, 128 Idaho 726, 918 P.2d. 595 (1996)
  • Consolidated AG of Curry, Inc. v. Rangen, Inc., 128 Idaho 228, 912 P.2d 115 (1996)
  • Hilt v. Draper, 122 Idaho 612, 616, 836 P.2d 558, 562 (Ct. App. 1992)
  • Altman v. Arndt, 109 Idaho 218, 221, 706 P.2d 107, 110 (Ct. App. 1985)
  • Southern Idaho Production Credit Ass’n v. Gneiting, 109 Idaho 493, 708 P.2d 898 (1985)
  • Perkins v. Thorpe, 106 Idaho 138 676 P.2d 52 (Ct. App. 1984)
  • Rangen, Inc. v. Valley Trout Farms, Inc., 658 P.2d 955, 104 Idaho 284 (1983)

Community Involvement

  • Political Party Precinct Chairman 2012–2014
  • State Vice Chairman, political party, Idaho 1998–2002
  • Chair, Twin Falls City (Idaho) Centennial Commission, 2000
  • Past Chair, Twin Falls (Idaho) Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors
  • Past Board Member, Southern Idaho Medical Information Network (SIMIN), a local organization formed to create a community hospital information network (CHIN) for patient medical records
  • Past Board Member, two political action committees (PACs) determining support and financial contributions to state and local political candidates
  • Elected Representative, Idaho House of Representatives, 1990 – 1998, serving on Committees: Revenue-Tax, Judiciary-Rules Vice-Chair, Environmental Vice-Chair, Resource-Conservation and Business, Co-Chair of Joint Legislative Committees on Technology, APA, Chair of DEQ Rules Committee, and member of a special committee on Managed Care.


  • The Idaho Citizens Guide, 1999, reprinted 2012, Ridenbaugh Press, co-authored with Randy Stapilus, and Dr. James Weatherby, Boise State University; a citizen’s handbook to involvement in state and local government

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