Mark A. Wagner

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Mark A.Wagner
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6776

Mark A. Wagner concentrates his practice in employment law, homeowners association law and health care law.

In his employment practice, Mr. Wagner counsels and represents employers in virtually all aspects of the employment relationship, including employee recruiting, screening, and hiring; employment agreements; executive incentive compensation plans; employment handbooks, policies, and procedures; minimum wage and overtime pay; employee leave; drug and alcohol testing, medical exams, and genetic testing; employee privacy; occupational safety and health; workplace violence, and theft; employee personnel files and employer recordkeeping; discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; internal investigations; employee discipline and termination; legal compliance and risk mitigation; and protection of employer rights in intellectual property, confidential information, and general goodwill.  Mr. Wagner also routinely represents employers in audits, investigations, and proceedings before numerous federal and state agencies, including DOJ, DOL, EEOC, OSHA, and UALD, and in litigation in both state and federal courts.

Mr. Wagner also counsels and represents homeowners associations, housing authorities, and other real property owners, landlords, and managers in a wide range of disputes and in administrative and judicial proceedings under the Utah and federal Fair Housing Acts and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Mr. Wagner further counsels and represents physicians and health care practices in connection with health-care law compliance, including under the Stark Law and Anti-kickback Statute, and in physician credentialing.

Mr. Wagner served as Law Clerk to the Honorable David K. Winder, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah.

After his clerkship, he practiced law at Parr, Waddoups, Brown, Gee & Loveless as a shareholder; at Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy, as a shareholder and as chair of the firm’s Employee and Employee Benefits practice group; and at Prince, Yeates & Geldzahler as a shareholder and chair of the firm’s Employment and Labor practice group and Technology Committee.


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S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah (J.D., Order of the Coif, 1992)

Managing Editor, Utah Law Review, 1991-1992

Judicial extern, Chief Justice Michael Zimmerman, Utah Supreme Court, 1991-1992

University of Utah (B.S., Business Management, cum laude, 1988)


Martindale-Hubbell, Peer Reviewed AV Preeminent, 2008-2019

Named to Utah Business magazine’s list of Utah's Legal Elite in Labor and Employment, 2006, 2008-2019, 2020, 2021

Selected to Mountain States Super Lawyers® for 2012-2019 in Employment and Labor

Selected for The Best Lawyers in America® for 2010-2021 in Labor and Employment Law (2012 as Salt Lake City Lawyer of the Year for Employment Law-Individuals)



Society for Human Resource Management, 2004-present

Salt Lake Society for Human Resource Management, 2004-present

Utah State Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law, 2000-present

American Bar Association, 1992-present


Utah Labor Commission’s Employment Advisory Council for Antidiscrimination & Labor Division, January 2017-present

Salt Lake Society for Human Resource Management, Board of Trustees/Legislative Affairs Director, 2005-2012

KCPW Public Radio (88.3 & 105.3 FM), Board of Trustees, 2000-2015

Holy Cross Ministries, Board of Trustees, 2006-2010


U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Utah
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit


University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law