Richard Tanner graduated from Brigham Young University, with academic honors, in 2002. He graduated from Washburn Law School, with academic honors, in 2005. He joined Tanner Law Office in the same year.
Richard Tanner is licensed to practiced law and appear in Utah state courts.
Areas of Practice
Criminal Defense, Tooele County and adjoining counties
Utah Family Legal Practice
General practice matters such as Guardianship, Wills, and Powers of Attorney
James R, Tanner has practiced law since 1974. During law school, he participated on the Washburn Law School Moot Court Team and the Moot Court Council. He served in the US Army Judge Advocate (JAG) Corps, as a criminal defense counsel and as Chief of the Legal Assistance Office at Ft. Riley, Kansas. He served as a civilian counsel at Tooele Army Depot from 1983 until 1998, with an assignment as a Labor Counselor. In that position, he reviewed, advised, and represented his federal employer in numerous adverse personnel actions, including suspensions and removals, based on discipline, performance, loss of condition of employment, and adverse security clearance determinations. He routinely represented his federal client before EEOC and MSPB administrative judges, as well, as numerous arbitrators.
Mr. Tanner established a private practice of law in 1998, after retirement from the federal government. He is a Utah employment lawyer, representing throughout the State of Utah, including clients from Hill Air Force Base, Salt Lake City, and employees from Ogden, Weber, Davis, Salt Lake, and Tooele Counties. He has represented clients from Brigham City to St. George, and Roosevelt in employment related claims. He has focused primarily on federal and Utah employment law matters, including discharge, suspensions, and other disciplinary proceedings. In addition, he has represented employees in performance-based actions and adverse security clearance determinations. For a period of years, he has represented clients in Utah Labor Commission (UALD) discrimination claims. He has assisted employees with replies to employer Pre-Determination notices. He has represented numerous federal employees facing discharge and other disciplinary proceedings before MSPB and EEOC Administrative Judges. He has represented clients on workplace safety matters in complaints with the Utah Occupational and Safety and Health (IUOSH) Division of the Utah Labor Commission.
Mr. Tanner has previously served as a certified mediator on the Third District Court’s mediation panel. He has served as counsel in numerous employment mediation proceedings. He has taught employment law to undergraduate students and dispute resolution systems to MBA graduate students for the University of Phoenix. Mr. Tanner has twice served as President of the Utah Employment Lawyers Association (UELA), with membership of Utah employment lawyers. UELA is a state affiliate of the National Employment Lawyer’s Association (NELA), with membership from Utah employment attorneys.
Mr. Tanner currently serves as an Administrative Law Judge and Hearing Officer, conducting hearings for Tooele City and, separately, for Tooele County.
James Tanner is licensed to practiced law and appear in Utah state courts. In addition, he is licensed to appear and represent in the U.S. District Court for Utah, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Court of Military Appeals.
Areas of Practice