Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Salt Lake City, the second expansion of the firm’s footprint in the last two years, and the addition of four new attorneys and six new professional staff. The office officially opened Monday, January 3.

The firm previously opened an office in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and a virtual office in Utah in May 2021. A number of JSH’s Phoenix-based lawyers are also licensed in Utah and others are in the process of getting admitted.

“JSH has grown to be the largest and most experienced law firm of trial and appellate lawyers in Arizona. Over the years, our client base has expanded, as have the needs of our clients. This new office location helps bolster our resources in the Southwest, while we continue to grow our team of attorneys and expand the services we are able to provide to our clients.” said William D. Holm, JSH’s managing partner. “Salt Lake City is the perfect combination of opportunity and talent, as the firm continues to strategically expand throughout the country.”

JSH also welcomes a new team, including partners Joseph J. Joyce and Bryan J. Stoddard, to its Utah office. The group has strong roots in Salt Lake City and throughout Utah.

“As the footprint of the firm continues to grow, so has our pool of talent. With Joseph and his team joining the firm, we’re well-positioned for focused growth, exceptional client representation, and the opportunity to serve our growing law practice,” Holm said.

Meet each of our new attorneys:

Joseph J. Joyce
With more than 35 years of experience specializing in civil litigation and insurance defense, Joseph Joyce has a well-earned reputation as a skilled trial attorney throughout the Intermountain West. In his practice, he partners with clients in the insurance and transportation industries to resolve various liability claims and, if the need arises, defends them in court.

Joe earned both his law degree and his undergraduate degree in business management from Brigham Young University.

Bryan J. Stoddard
Bryan Stoddard is an experienced insurance defense trial attorney with significant experience as first chair in jury trials. He focuses his practice on defending clients and individuals facing personal injury, insurance coverage, and commercial liability claims.

Bryan earned his law degree from Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School and his undergraduate degree in psychology from Utah State University.