2012 Utah Legal Elite [TM].

 
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For nearly 10 years, Utah Business has published the Legal Elite list showcasing the state's best-of-the-best lawyers. Our goal has been to publish a meaningful and credible Legal Elite list--a list that Utah's business leaders can look to as a reliable directory of the state's top lawyers.

To compile the list, we started by mailing more than 5,000 ballots to state bar members, asking them to vote for peers whom they deem to be Utah's top lawyers. Lawyers were permitted to vote for up to 10 lawyers: five from within their firms and five from outside their firms. Votes were counted and lawyers with more than eight votes qualified for inclusion.

Prior to finalizing this year's list, Utah Business' editorial team sought feedback from senior attorneys throughout the state. We wanted to know: What are we doing right? What are we doing wrong? How can we make the Legal Elite list even more meaningful and credible? We listened and put their feedback to work. The major changes we enacted are: 1) Each lawyer on the list must have at least five years of practice 2) Lawyers with five to eight years of practice will be listed as "Up and Coming" We believe these changes will help make the 2012 Legal Elite even more meaningful and credible.

Utah Business received thousands of responses, and the resulting top vote-getters are alphabetized within the areas of specialty listed. Your peers have spoken and Utah Business is proud to present the 2012 Utah Legal Elite.

Adams Davis P.C.

35 W 300 South, Suite 203

Salt Lake Cry, UT 84101

Tel: (801) 532-9500

Fax: (801) 532-8600

sam@adamsdavis.com

Samuel Adams

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Automobile Accidents, Wrongful Death

Since Graduating from the College of Law at the University of Utah in 2000, Sam Adams has been practicing personal injury law. He has successfully arbitrated and tried numerous lawsuits on behalf of his clients. Over the last ten years. Sam has helped hundreds of people collect damages from insurance companies. In 2007, Sam Adams and his partner, Darren Davis, founded the law firm of Adams Davis, PC. to enhance the service they provide to their personal injury clients. In 2011, the Utah Association of justice nominated and approved Sam Adams to Board of Governors.

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Bohiing Mediation, LLC

850 Forest Park Court

Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Tel: (801) 943-3730

Fax: (801) 474-1974

wbb@bohlingmediation.com

www.bohlinmediation.com

Judge William B. Bohling

Practice Areas: Arbitration and Mediation

Judge William B. Bohling (ret) mediates complex, high-conflict, and multiparty commercial and catastrophic injury cases. His 40+ year legal career includes the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division, tenured law professor, private law practice, and Utah's district court bench. Bohling has been named the Utah State Bar's Distinguished Lawyer of the Year and Judge of the Year, and has received the UCCR's Peacekeeper Award and the DSR's Peter Billings, Sr. Award. He is an LAM Distinguished Fellow, enjoys a Martindale-Hubbell AV rating and appears in The Best Lawyers in America and Mountain States Super Lawyers.

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Adams Davis P.C.

35 West Broadway, Suite 203

Salt Lake City UT 84101

Tel: (801) 532-9500

Fax: (801) 532-8600

Darren@adamsdavis.com

Darren Davis

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice

Darren Davis is a founder of Adams Davis, PC. and represents plaintiffs in injury cases. He is a member of the Utah and Louisiana Bar. He has tried numerous cases to significant plaintiff verdicts and has achieved multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of the injured. Mr. Davis specializes in the litigation of injuries arising from traffic incidents, industrial accidents, medical malpractice, and defective products. He lectures often at legal seminars on a variety of topics including trial practice, damages and litigation of injury claims.

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Callister, Nebeker & McCullough

Parkview Plaza 1

2180 S. 1300 East, Ste. 600

Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Tel: (801) 530-7359

Fax: (801) 746-8607

ahowell@cnmlaw.com

www.cnmlaw.com

Andrew L. Howell

Practice Areas: Estate and Business Planning

Andrew Howell represents clients with respect to sophisticated estate planning, probate and estate administration, charitable giving, entity formation, nonprofit organizations, and complex business and tax planning matters. He is a member of the firm's Advanced Planning Group and is currently admitted to the Utah, Idaho and Arizona state bars. Andrew Howell is a frequent public speaker and presenter and enjoys educating people on the importance of legacy planning.

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ATK

Aerospace Structures

P.O. Box 160433

Clearfield, UT 84016

(801)775-1457

Dianna.Gibson@atk.com

Dianna Gibson

Practice Area: Corporate Law

Ms. Gibson is senior legal counsel and director of contracts for ATK Aerospace Structures. Before joining ATK, she was a litigator for 10 years with Parsons Behle & Latimer and became partner in 2004. From 1996 to 1998, she was a judicial law clerk for Judge Michael Wilkins with the Utah Court of Appeals. She graduated from the University of Utah College of Law and was admitted to the Utah State Bar in 1996.

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Crippen & Cline

10 W. 100 South, Ste. 425

Salt Lake City. UT 84101

Tel: (801) 539-1900

rc@cc.law.com

Russell Cline

Practice Area: Civil Litigation

Russell Cline represents clients in real estate litigation matters, as well as in commercial and general civil litigation areas. As well as trial work, Cline has also handled many appeals. He has been practicing 27 years and is admitted in Utah. He has handled cases in both state and federal lower courts and appellate courts, and in others states. Cline appreciates the nomination by his peers as one of Utah's Legal Elite in his practice area.

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Dewsnup, King & Olsen

36 S. State St. Ste. 2400

Salt Lake City, UT 84111-0024

Tel: (800) 404-8520 toll free

Tel: (801) 533-0400

www.dkolaw.com

Edward Havas

Practice Area: Personal Injury

Edward Havas ("Ed") is the president and a founder of Dewsnup, King & Olsen. He handles complex tort cases. A University of Utah law school graduate (Order of the Coif), Havas is a past president and current board member of the Utah Association for Justice and is a member of the American Inns of Court. He has earned the Martindale-Hubbell AV rating, serves on the Utah Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence and is a small claims court judge pro tern. He has been inducted into the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and was named Best Lawyers' 2012 Salt Lake City Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer of the Year. Havas also serves on the boards of the Brain Injury Association of Utah and the Utah Arts Festival.

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2012 Utah Legal Elite

90 South 400 West, Suite 650

Salt Lake City UT 84101

Tel: (801)568-0114

Fax: (801)568-0812

robert@utahbusiness.com

Commemorative Plaques Gavels & Reprints

Contact: Bob Sturges at (801) 839-1423

See something you like? Utah Business offers reprint and plaque services for anything we publish--special reports and recognitions, feature stories, profiles or advertisements. Additionally, members of the 2012 Utah Legal Elite can order a commemorative gavel or personalized Legal Elite plaque.

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Dewsnup, King & Olsen

36 S. State St. Ste. 2400

Salt Lake City, UT 84111-0024

Tel: (800) 404-8520 toll free Tel: (801) 53370400

www.dkolaw.com

Colin King

Practice Area: Personal Injury

Mr. King is a founder of Dewsnup King & Olsen. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL); a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL); a member of The Inner Circle of Advocates (ICA); listed in The Best Lawyers in America and is a member and past Utah Chapter president of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Mr. King has received an AV rating for many years from Martindale-Hubbell. He has obtained several of Utah's largest jury verdicts in tort cases, including the first eight-figure tort verdict in Utah history. He has obtained many multi-million-dollar settlements in personal injury and death cases.

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Durham Jones & Pinegar

111 E. Broadway, See. 900

Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Tel: (801) 415-3000

Fax: (801)415-3500

mastling@djplaw.com www.djplaw.com/mark-astling

Mark L. Astling

Practice Areas; Business and Finance, Tax and Estate Planning

Shareholder Mark Astling advises a variety of corporate and pass-through entities, and individuals on federal and state tax issues, including business formations, equity compensation, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity offerings, tax accounting, tax exempt organizations and other tax planning matters. He also represents taxpayers in IRS and state audits and administrative appeals, as well as deficiency litigation in the U.S. Tax Court. Astling joined the firm in 2009.

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Dewsnup, King & Olsen

36 S. State St. Ste. 2400

Salt Lake City, UT 84111-0024

Tel: (800) 404-8520 toll free

Tel: (801)533-0400

www.dkolaw.com

Dustin Lance

Practice Area: Personal Injury

Dustin Lance is the newest partner at Dewsnup, King & Olsen. His practice is limited to plaintiffs' injury cases. During his career, Lance has obtained settlements, judgments, awards and verdicts in excess of $100,000,000 for his clients. He is actively involved in the Utah Association for justice, the American Inns of Court and is a member the Top Trial Lawyers in America - Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum. A Utah native, Lance earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah in 1997 and his law degree from the University in 2000. He is licensed in Utah and Idaho.

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Durham Jones & Pinegar

111 E Broadway, Ste. 900

Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Tel: (801) 415-3000

Fax: (801)415-3500

gbarrick@djplaw.com

www.djplaw.com/gregory-barrick

Gregory N. Barrick

Practice Areas: Asset Protection, Tax and Estate Planning

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