Dana Ball - Dana Ball Legal Services

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Dana Ball

Dana Ball Legal Services

1344 S. 800 E. STE 200

Orem, UT 84097

801-851-5502

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  • Business Law
  • Employer Law
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I grew up in the Salt Lake area and always had a love for business. My family had a Scandinavian furniture store where I worked from the time I was in Jr. High school until I graduated from college. Working in a family business, I experienced firsthand the stress that comes with the general operations of running a business, especially handling employee matters.

 

I graduated from the University of Utah in 1995 with Bachelor Degrees in Organizational Communication and French. I then worked as a Human Resources Representative for a non-profit school in Boston, Massachusetts, called The May Institute, until 1997 when I moved to San Francisco, California to begin law school.

During law school, I gained extensive experience with Employment Law while working at the San Francisco District office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); the headquarters of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA); the California State Labor Commissioner’s office; and the Women’s Employment Rights Clinic (WERC). These different positions showed me how the “bottom line” is affected in a positive way when companies incorporate strong policies and procedures.

In 2000, I graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law and was awarded a one-year fellowship position with WERC. Following the fellowship, I took a job working for a well-known San Francisco Employment lawyer, Cliff Palefsky at the law firm of McGuinn, Hillsman & Palefsky, before moving back to Utah. This job helped me recognize and reinforce the value of time and reiterated my commitment to communicate timely and effectively with my clients.

In 2001, I married my husband, Doug, who was in his final year of dental school, and I convinced him to move back to Utah. Upon our return to Utah in 2002, I opened Lofgren Ball Legal Services and practiced solo until joining the Provo firm of ESPLIN │ WEIGHT in 2006. My legal practice there included representing employees with sexual harassment complaints; race, age, and disability discrimination; wage and hour disputes; and unemployment issues. Additionally, I handled small business partnerships; buy-outs; contracts; business formations; policies and procedures; a variety of employee trainings; debt collection; estate planning and probate.

I put my practice on hold in 2009 to better balance the high demands of career and family. I chose to focus more on raising our children and to assist Doug with the business of running his dental practice in Orem, Utah.

At the dental practice, I once again saw how exciting it is to be a business owner, but how stressful it can be to run a business as well. As the dental practice grew, I managed the Operations side of the business so Doug could focus on being a great dentist.

Presently, Doug and his new business partner run their dental practice by using the most efficient processes and procedures available and adhering to them at all times. This allows both doctors to focus their day on being successful dentists rather than worrying about the business side of their practice.

With this perspective, I re-open my law practice with a different direction. Now my unique practice focuses on the small business owner. Owning a small business can be stressful! I know firsthand how small business owners tend to spend too much time dealing with immediate needs instead of taking action now to minimize potential litigation. My practice provides the small business owner with systems and support to assist with employee matters and general business operations so they can relax and spend their time doing what they do best.

Under my direction, our dental practice’s “bottom line” saw a 40% profit increase from 2009 to 2015. I’ve brought the tools that led to success in our dental practice into my law practice. Let me help you increase your bottom line by helping you set personal and business goals, and by setting up systems and support that will alleviate stress, offer legal protection, and make your business a place you love to work!

Dana resides with her husband and three kids in Highland, Utah where she enjoys anything outdoors….camping, hiking, skiing, travelling and hanging out with her family.

EDUCATION and AFFILIATIONS

Utah State Bar, member, admitted May 2002 – present

Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
J.D., May 2000
Labor/Employment Law Specialization Certificate, May 2000
Public Interest and Human Issues Specialization Certificate, May 2000
Awards and Activities:

  • National Moot Court Competition Team, Fall 1999
  • Founding member of the student Employment Law Association (ELA), 1999-2000

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
B.A., Organizational Communication, June 1995
B.A., French, June 1995
Honors and Activities:

  • Dean’s List
  • Associated Students Assembly, Representative

Noah Webster Academy, Member of the Board of Directors, October 2011 – 2014
Served on the Accreditation Committee, Chair of the Governance and Policy Committee, and Secretary (July 2013-July 2014).

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