Title: Of Counsel
Company: Dorsey & Whitney
Location: Midway, Utah, United States
Randon W. Wilson, Esq., Of Counsel at Dorsey & Whitney, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in law.
Drawing upon more than five decades of industry experience, Mr. Wilson is a dedicated and versatile lawyer who has dedicated his life to serving others in legal need. Of counsel at Dorsey & Whitney since 2017, he previously spent the former half of his career with Jones, Waldo, Holbrook & McDonough in Salt Lake City, UT, where he served as an attorney, firm manager, president and board chairman between 1966 and 2017.
Alongside his primary endeavors, Mr. Wilson has been serving on the board of Ireland Bank in Idaho and as an advisor to the Utah Counsel of Farmer Cooperative since 1978. Earlier in his career, he chaired the legal committee of the National Milk Producers Federation in Washington, DC, from 1978 to 1980 and was on the board of DL Evans Bank, the Village Bank and America West Bank. Equally passionate about community outreach programs, he has been on the board of Midway Boosters with the Midway Heritage Foundation since 2000 and has chaired This is the Place Foundation since 1998. Likewise, he has been a trustee of the Walbridge Fund since 1996 and the Scott M. Matheson Park Foundation since 1997. In addition, he is a former missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1958 to 1960.
To prepare for his illustrious career, Mr. Wilson pursued formal education at the University of Utah, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in pre-law in 1962. He continued his studies with the university, receiving a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1964. He has since been admitted to practice law in the state of Utah, as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth and Federal Circuits, the U.S. District Court for the State of Utah, the U.S. Court of Military Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Among the highlights of his career, Mr. Wilson cites helping farmers integrate from farming to processing and marketing as a crowning achievement. Dedicating his life to representing farmers and their agricultural cooperatives to integrate them from farm through processing into the market, he once served as counsel in a U.S. Supreme Court case that declared the federal line term veto law as unconstitutional, after President Bill Clinton had vetoed a law that would have provided tax benefits to companies who sold their businesses to farmers.
Affiliated with the Utah Bar Association, where he previously served as chair of the bar benefits committee, and the American Bar Association, Mr. Wilson has been honored several times for his commitment to the legal industry. The recipient of a Distinguished Service Award from the Utah Bar Association in 1989, he was also presented with the Dryer Memorial Award from Sugar Man of the Year in 2011 and was named a Midway Honored Citizen in 2014. Likewise, in recognition of his military service in the United States Army in the 1960s, he received a Bronze Star for Meritorious Service.
Married to Virginia Gayle Wilson since 1961, Mr. Wilson is the proud father of six children, 27 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. He resides in the small mountain village of Midway, UT. Notably, he has been highlighted in the 14th edition of Who’s Who in American Law.
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