Commercial & Business Litigation Lawyers | Insurance Defense & Trial Attorneys
SERVING CLIENTS FROM SALT LAKE CITY AND ST. GEORGE, UTAH
SCM was founded in 1886, ten years before Utah became a state. For more than 130 years, we have provided solid counsel and advice to clients in trials and litigation, insurance law, and business transactions. Over the years, we have evolved steadily and purposefully to meet the changing needs of our clients and their markets. Today, we serve many of Utah’s most vital and prominent businesses and public entities; some of which have been our loyal clients for more than 50 years. Our firm consists of more than 50 lawyers, over 40 of whom are shareholders or senior counsel. With a high ratio of experienced attorneys, clients can count on top level attention to their matter.
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SCM Case Studies
Our Case Studies highlight cases of importance to our clients and their businesses and organizations. In many instances, the Case Studies provide guidance not only as to how the law is evolving in a particular area, but also the proactive measures that companies and organizations can take to minimize liability and protect assets.
We would invite you to check out our Case Studies to learn how the outcomes may apply to your business or organization.
THE SCM CLIENT ADVANTAGE
Through our significant litigation and trial practice, experience in working with government officials and agencies in a wide variety of matters, and our access to leading experts, we offer clients customized and innovative solutions to meet their business objectives and legal needs. From complex class action litigation to employment and transaction matters, we have developed the reputations and sophisticated skill sets needed to effectively address a wide range of legal issues.
Through our SnowTrialTM Consulting services, we continue to be a leading force in helping firm clients (and clients of other law firms) understand the intricacies that affect and influence juries in trials. With this knowledge and experience, we are well-versed with the necessary skills to refine trial practices, and increasing the chances for favorable outcomes.
Notables & News
Eighteen SCM attorneys have been named 2020 Utah Legal Elite™, by Utah Business magazine
Erik R. Hamblin selected to serve as Secretary of the Utah State Bar’s Construction Law Section
Utah State Bar Elects SCM Attorney Andrew M. Morse to Board of Bar Commissioners
Attorney Andrew M. Morse joins the Trucking Industry Defense Association
Mountain States Super Lawyers Includes 16 SCM Attorneys
News & Blog
SCM is pleased to announce that attorney Shirlene Bastar has joined the firm as ‘of counsel.” Shirlene brings a wealth of real world business experience to her practice, which focuses on customized estate planning for high-net-worth individuals and small business…
SCM is pleased to announce that Andrew M. Morse, a partner in the firm’s Salt Lake City office, has been elected to the Utah State Bar Board of Bar Commissioners, Third Division. Andrew will serve for a three-year term. The…
On behalf of our firm, we’d like to congratulate Erik on being selected to serve as Secretary of the Construction Law Section of the Utah State Bar.
SCM attorney Camille N. Johnson has accepted an invitation to join the IADC, the preeminent invitation-only global legal organization for attorneys who represent corporate and insurance interests.
SCM is pleased to announce Nathanael J. Mitchell as its newest shareholder. Nate’s practice ranges from criminal defense to civil litigation. With a track record of customized and innovative solutions to meet his client’s business, personal, and legal needs, SCM…
“How long is it going to take before lawyers realize that the simple act of trying to repress something they don’t like online is likely to make it so that something that most people would never, ever see is now seen by many more people? Let’s call it the Streisand Effect.” –Mike Masnick, Tech Dirt
An employer and employee should consider the pros and cons of arbitration before entering into a pre-dispute arbitration clause. By agreeing to arbitration, the parties are waiving the right to have the dispute decided by a jury.
In order to avoid unexpected and delayed appeals and post-judgment motions (including by unexpected third parties), lawyers should start concluding every case with a final “Judgment”—a separate document that clearly and concisely states the disposition of the case.
While some effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been unique to the transportation industry, one common struggle among all industries has been the impact of the virus on the workplace. In devising a plan for your business, keep in mind that safety is the top priority.
Ogden City attorney Heather White (Snow Christensen & Martineau) responds to lawsuit filed against four police officers in shooting death of Jovany Mercado.
Today Juan and Rosa Mercado filed a lawsuit in federal district court alleging Ogden City police officers wrongfully shot and killed their son, Jovany Mercado. Body camera recordings from the officers, as well as surveillance video from the Mercados’ home,…
Events & Podcasts
Cache Valley Realtors 2020 Education Retreat Wednesday, February 5th from Noon to 3:00 p.m. at the Riverwood Conference Center, Logan, Utah.
Our attorneys will bring you up to speed on Governmental Immunity Act updates, medical marijuana and the ADA, Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA), water rights: general adjudications and what cities should know, and fair housing issues.
Please join us for our annual Utah Tort and Insurance Law Seminar. Presentation topics include: lawsuit lending, medical marijuana, PTSD and TBI’s, and a report on recent trials. There will be guest speakers and lunch will be served!
Snow Women is hosting an afternoon fireside with Utah House Representative Stephanie Pitcher. All are welcome to join in the conversation about proposed legislative tax changes, including one which may require small businesses and professionals to charge a sales tax…
Governmental law attorney Scott Young presenting at the Alameda County Bar Association in Oakland, California, April 12, 2018
Don’t Get Caught in the Warrant Trap HEATHER S. WHITE – Government Entities time: 24.21 min
Ten Traps for the Unwary: Top Mistakes Lawyers Make that Lead to Malpractice or Disciplinary Actions ROBERT T. DENNY – Professional Liability Defense time: 25.34 min
Mediating Civil Rights Cases Against Police Officers SCOTT YOUNG – Civil Rights Defense Click to Listen time: 12.43 min.
An agent from the DEA is in your lobby, now what? There may be times when it is appropriate to surrender a DEA Registration, but do so only after careful consideration and consultation with an attorney. Nathan A. Crane addresses this question…
You are in the back of your clinic with a patient when you receive word that an investigator from the state medical licensing board is in your waiting room. What do you do? Listen to Podcast – How to handle state…