Gary Scholes
Scholes Dispute Resolution Services, LLC
507 S. 450 W.
Cedar City, UT 84720

Phone: 435-767-8608
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Gary J. Scholes, Esq. employs his dispute resolution, business, and legal experience to provide independent knowledge and perspective and to foster better communication, to resolve disputes, and to facilitate negotiations for his clients. Gary earned his Master in Dispute Resolution degree from the nation’s number one ranked Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University. Gary has worked with prestigious national and regional dispute resolution firms, such as JAMS, Arbitration Mediation Conciliation Center, the Center for Conflict Resolution, Community Action Program, and Utah Dispute Resolution. Gary has been a part of over 100 mediations, spanning a wide variety of cases and ranging in values from one-hundred to tens of millions of dollars. Gary founded Scholes Dispute Resolution Services in late 2011 with the belief that disputes can be constructive and can encourage progress. Gary is here to provide his clients with the resources needed to achieve better outcomes.

Practice Areas
- Business Dissolution - Child Custody & Parenting Plans
- Commercial & Financial - Contracts
- Divorce - Employment
- Environmental - Health Law & Elder Care
- Intellectual Property - Personal Injury
- Probate & Estates - Professional Liability
- Real Estate & Construction - Technology & IT Disputes

Born in Salt Lake City, Gary lived half his childhood there and half in Cedar City. Gary earned his Marketing degree from Southern Utah University where he was named the Outstanding Junior Management Scholar and worked full-time as a manager for a corporate global leader in customer care. After graduating, Gary attended Pepperdine University School of Law where he graduated in the top third of his class. Gary externed for the Honorable Bruce S. Jenkins of the U.S. District Court, District of Utah in Salt Lake City and worked for Pepperdine University’s General Counsel’s office during law school. After passing the California bar, Gary practiced estate planning, tax, and criminal law as well as provided general counsel to a foreign consulate located in Los Angeles. With a desire to be closer to his roots, Gary and his family relocated back to Utah and established Scholes Dispute Resolution Services, LLC.

• Southern Utah University – Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, Marketing
• Pepperdine University School of Law – Juris Doctor
• Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution – Master of Dispute Resolution
• Utah Dispute Resolution – Domestic Mediation Training
• Kathy Elton Consulting – Domestic Mentorship

Fee Information
$100 per hour, discounts for half day, full day mediations and low income. See for details.

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