The law firm of Ray, Quinney & Nebeker has expanded its bankruptcy practice and recruited four of the state's most experienced bankruptcy and commercial litigation attorneys.

"Ray, Quinney and Nebeker has historically had a bankruptcy practice, principally as a complement to its banking and litigation sections. We now have created a separate bankruptcy section headed by Herschel J. Saperstein, who was previously with Watkiss & Saperstein," said managing partner James S. Jardine.Weston Harris, Allan Brinkerhoff and Steven Waterman, also formerly of the law firm of Watkiss & Saperstein, will join Saperstein at Ray, Quinney & Nebeker.

Saperstein earned a law degree from the University of Utah in 1952 and was formerly a shareholder in Watkiss & Saperstein (formerly Watkiss & Campbell). In 1991, he was named Distinguished Lawyer of the Year by the Utah State Bar.

Harris is a 1972 graduate of the University of Texas School of Law and joined Watkiss & Campbell in 1978 after working for other law firms in Texas and Utah.

Brinkerhoff graduated from the U. College of Law in 1975 and joined Watkiss & Campbell, specializing in commercial, oil and gas and environmental litigation.

Steven Waterman joined Watkiss & Campbell in 1983 after earning a law degree from the U. College of Law. He specializes in bankruptcy and commercial litigation.