Meet Our Diversely Skilled Partners
Vested Law is comprised of the best and brightest counselors who work together to help you achieve your vision. We are world-class transactional and litigation attorneys who also bring a diverse skill set to the table including significant expertise and experience in technology, entrepreneurship, finance, and business strategy.
Managing Partner (Los Angeles Office)
Partner (San Francisco Office)
Partner (Salt Lake City Office)
Steven is a registered patent attorney licensed before the State of Utah, Commonwealth of Virginia, and US Patent and Trademark Office. He obtained his J.D. from the University of Utah, and did his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University (BYU). Steven has founded and sold several companies. He has filed hundreds of patent and trademarks applications and handled numerous IP litigation matters in federal courts around the county, including the PTAB, TTAB, and ITC.
John E. Swallow
Partner (Salt Lake City Office)
A former state Chief Legal Officer (Attorney General) and elected lawmaker, John creates and executes strategies for positive government outcomes in all areas, including legislation, investigations, limited permits, consumer protection, privacy and compliance. John also handles complex litigation, contracts and transactions, representing privately-held companies in all business sectors. As an entrepreneur and corporate general counsel, John understands business and results. A popular public speaker, he also provides keynotes and executive/company training on preventing and navigating the new social-media phenomenon of weaponized allegations.
Of Counsel (San Francisco Office)
Stephen is an employment law specialist and business litigator. He uses his extensive experience to assist employers, employees, executives and minority shareholders to create proactive employment agreements, policies and procedures and find effective solutions to their employment issues. His practice includes employment contracts, wage and hour claims, discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, fraud, and defamation. As a skilled trial attorney, Stephen has successfully handled hundreds of cases, many through trial or arbitration, and numerous appeals.
Over my 35-year career I've worked with many lawyers and law firms and, without a doubt, Todd (Miller) and his partners at Vested Law have outperformed all of them. When running a company it's so helpful to have a resource that's not only incredibly responsive but also able to take into account critical business considerations when providing legal advice. I've received much thanks from the numerous professionals I've referred to Vested and Todd ... he's made me look good.
Colin Hurren, President, Bluelounge
I've worked with and co-founded a number of growth-stage companies over the past 25 years, and until I met the guys at Vested I'd not experienced working with lawyers who truly understood my business. A big part of the value of a professional relationship is being able to speak the same language. That's a huge plus for me with Vested.
Colin Mangham, Entrepreneur and Consultant
I began my company literally as a mom & pop venture that brought me out of retirement. Though I enjoyed a lot of success in my career as a physician managing a practice with several doctors and numerous staff, when it came time to scale this company I was out of my depth. Vested counsel has guided me through international expansion, IP protection and more.
Richard Miller, HackersRx Golf