Douglas B. Thayer

Douglas B. Thayer (Lehi, Utah)

Douglas B. Thayer

Attorney in Lehi, UT
Mr. Thayer has substantial litigation experience in civil and criminal litigation involving fraud, embezzlement, and complex financial transactions. He has also represented plaintiffs and defendants in product liability cases, fidelity bond matters, insurance fraud cases, SEC matters, and other similar types of cases.

He was one of the Plaintiffs' Class Counsel in an eight million member class action lawsuit against Prudential Insurance Co. in the matter entitled In re: The Prudential Insurance Company of America Sales Practices Litigation, in a federal multi-district case in Newark, NJ.

Prior Professional Experience
•Hill, Johnson & Schmutz, Provo, UT (2001-2013)
•Law Office of Douglas B. Thayer, Hartford, CT (1996-1999)
•Wolfe, Horowitz & Thayer, Partner (1990-1996)
•Schatz, Schatz, Ribicoff & Kotkin, Hartford, CT (1987-1990)
•Robins, Zelle, Larson & Kaplan, Newport Beach, CA, Western Regional Office, (1984-1987)

News and Articles
• Provo Office Relocates to Thanksgiving Park
• Thirty-Six Durham Jones & Pinegar Attorneys Named Legal Elite
• Durham Jones & Pinegar Expands to Utah County

801.375.6600 801.375.6600

Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Litigation
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Complex Civil and Criminal
  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law
  • TortsFamily Law

Overall Client Rating

in Family Law and Intellectual Property
4.3 out of 5.0
Communication Ability
Quality of Service
Value for Money
  • Data based on 8 reviews
  • Recommended by 6 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 04/09/13
Posted by a Consumer on 04/09/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Doug Thayer came highly recommended, so I met with him, discussed my case, and felt comfortable placing my case in his hands. He is excellent in all matters. In particular, I appreciated his deep understanding of domestic law. In essence, he knows how to try a divorce case. I also relied heavily on his almost unerring judgment as we discussed my case together. And he is a great communicator. He explained legalities in understandable terms. Simply stated: he is very, very good.
Posted by a Consumer on 10/12/12
4.5 out of 5.0
Doug Thayer represented me in a taxing domestic case. I needed someone that could stand up for my rights, understand my needs, and help me make informed and good decisions moving forward. Doug was my advocate. Figuring out the legal system while trying to protect your children, can be difficult. I felt that his experience and guidance made things so much easier. His team is amazing. I felt they were invested in what was best for me. I highly recommend Mr. Thayer and his team.
Posted by a Consumer on 05/11/12
5.0 out of 5.0
Mr.Thayer has represented me pro bono for 8 years in a domestic case. He is smart,hardworking,dedicated and caring. Mr. Thayer treats his clients with respect.The paralegals in the firm are very experienced,courteous and efficient. Mr.Thayer is always sharp and well prepared in court. He has in-depth knowledge of the law and years of practical experience. Mr.Thayer provided me with excellent and highly effective representation. He truly cares about the welfare of his clients. I am very thankful.
Posted by a Consumer on 05/03/12
5.0 out of 5.0
I found Mr. Thayer to be very professional and right to the task. When I first meet with him, he introduced his team of lawyers, paralegal, and secretaries. I was very comfortable with them. Whenever I emailed regarding my case, I addressed my needs to the paralegal and copied Mr. Thayer. This way, he was kept in the loop but if the paralegal handled my questions, I was billed the lower rate. At trial, Mr. Thayer was brilliant and remembered every detail. He was worth whatever his fee. I won!
Posted by a Consumer on 05/03/12
5.0 out of 5.0
Doug is a bulldog and not afraid of a fight. He went right to work on my complaints and sent a great cease and desist letter that really got results. His fees are inline with other attorneys and he makes great use of his extremely talented legal team to keep fees down. I recommend Doug for any type of litigation and he will be my first choice if I need legal advise again.
Posted by a Consumer on 05/02/12
5.0 out of 5.0
Mr. Thayer represented me for 3.5 years in a complicated domestic case, out of which 2.5 years he has worked pro bono. He has genuinely looked out for my best interest as his client, and offered me the same high level of quality service when he represented me for free as when I was a paying client. He never mitigated my wishes to be “done with the case”, sparing no resources. I have nothing but good to say about his superior skills as a lawyer and the level of service I received.
Posted by a Consumer on 07/07/10
2.5 out of 5.0
Only interested in the money he earns for the hours he puts in - not the client. Does not keep his word. $13,000.00 was spent in a four month period and NOTHING was accomplished. I was left in the same situation I was in when I hired him. He then said he would do nothing more without another $5000.00 retainer and withdrew from my case without talking anything over with me.
Posted by a Consumer on 03/20/10
2.3 out of 5.0
This attorney says he tries to keep costs down by having his assistant and paralegal do much of the work, but by doing so, he is out of the loop not knowing what is going on. He has to spend hours bringing himself up to date before any hearings or communications, costing more than if he would have done the work in the first place. I have spent $20,000.00 in four months and nothing has been accomplished. He has little compassion or concern for his clients.

Overall Peer Rating

4.4 out of 5.0
  • Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Admission Details
Admitted in Admitted Pro Hac Vice in numerous state courts
Connecticut (inactive)
Additional Payment Information
Fixed Hourly Rates
Fixed Fees Available
Law School Attended
Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School
Class of 1984
University Attended
Brigham Young University
Political Science, double minor in English and Philosophy
Birth Information
Born in 1955
Bridgeport, Connecticut, June 6, 1955
JAG, Capt., 103rd Tactical Fighter Group, East Granby, CT, 1988-1992
Associations & Memberships

Professional and Civic Activities

•Member, Utah State Bar
•Member, California State Bar
•Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
•Judge Advocate General, Captain 103rd Tactical Fighter Group, East Granby, Connecticut (1988 -1992)
•Master of the Bench, A. Sherman Christensen, American Inns of Court, I, (2004 -2007)
•Pro Bono Counsel with the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University
•Named in Utah Business Magazine's Legal Elite

Representative Cases
Representative Cases/Deals : While Mr. Thayer has been involved in numerous reported cases, the most significant, from a complex litigation stand point, as well as monetary value, was as one of Plaintiffs' Class Counsel in the In re: The Prudential Insurance Company of America Sales Practices Litigation, in a federal multi -district case in Newark, NJ.; This case involved Plaintiffs' Class Counsel bringing a nationwide class action lawsuit against Prudential Life Insurance Company alleging deceptive sales practices affecting over eight million claimants throughout the fifty states and the District of Columbia.; The class was comprised of Prudential policy holders who were the victims of fraudulent and misleading sales practices employed by Prudential's sales force.; The challenged sales practices consisted primarily of churning, vanishing premiums and fraudulent investment plans, and each cause of action was based on fraud or deceptive conduct.; More than two billion dollars were paid by Prudential to eight million class members through an ADR process set up as part of the settlement of the case.

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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Durham Jones & Pinegar, P.C.
3301 N. Thanksgiving Way, Suite 400,
Lehi, UT 84043
Office Information
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Douglas B. Thayer
Durham Jones & Pinegar, P.C.
3301 N. Thanksgiving Way, Suite 400,
Lehi, UT 84043

Durham Jones & Pinegar, P.C. (Lehi, Utah)