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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 135 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 over 50 years. Our firm comprises 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.
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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.
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Notables & News
Snow Christensen & Martineau to Combine with Spencer Fane
SCM attorney Ruth Shapiro on Law & Crime Network Daily Show
Snow Christensen & Martineau has obtained 2023 certification from UCLI
Snow Christensen & Martineau Recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2023 Rankings
Attorney Rick Vazquez Wins a Significant Summary Judgment
News & Opinions
SALT LAKE CITY —Snow Christensen & Martineau Announces Combination with Spencer Fane Snow Christensen & Martineau is pleased to announce our law firm, with a 135-year history that predates Utah becoming a state, will combine with Spencer Fane, a…
SCM corporate attorney J. Colby Clark advises on sale of Bear Lake Community Health Centers, Inc.
U.S. News – Best Lawyers recognizes Snow Christensen & Martineau in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms®
Snow Christensen & Martineau is pleased to announce that it has been named a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News – Best Law Firms® for 2024. The firm received Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings in the following practice areas: Utah Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor…
Snow Christensen & Martineau is thrilled to announce that 17 of our attorneys have been recognized as 2023 Mountain States Super Lawyers®. This exclusive list recognizes no more than five percent of attorneys in the state. Two of our attorneys,…
SCM Paralegals Kymberly May and Marci Cook, Elected Region 1 Director and Director At Large of the Paralegal Division of the Utah State Bar
These positions are for the 2023—2025 term.
Valuable lessons I have learned as a young attorney working in civil litigation.
When considering spending strategies in this challenging environment, it is important to consider hidden risks and their potential costs and create a comprehensive approach that includes prudent risk prevention and mitigation.
There are certain things that you can all do to make use of the time between now and when you receive your results.
Cell phones and the information they contain have become an integral part of motor vehicle accident investigations and litigation. There are simple steps that can be taken to prevent the destruction of this information in compliance with a preservation request or in anticipation of an inspection.
Some thoughts for law students that are hoping to maximize their time this summer.
Events & Appellate Highlights
Our annual Utah Tort and Insurance Seminar will be held Friday, October 14, 2022. We will address topics such as pro-active defense practice, updates to premises law, how to defend the indefensible, and low-impact, big damages claims. We will be…
Attorney Sam Alba to be 2022 Keynote Speaker for the – S.J. QUINNEY COLLEGE OF LAW first annual UCLI Pre-Law Symposium Friday April 1st. Sam served as Utah’s first Latino federal judge.
SC&M Salt Lake Attorney LaShel Shaw will be presenting at the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) Annual Legal Seminar in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The seminar will be held on December 2-3, 2021 and will cover legal topics of interest…
Governmental law attorney Scott Young presenting at the Alameda County Bar Association in Oakland, California, April 12, 2018
Snow Christensen & Martineau Appellate Highlights As seen in the Utah Bar Journal Authored by Rodney R. Parker, Dani Cepernich, Robert Cummings, Nathanael Mitchell, and Andrew Roth Utah Supreme Court Utah Sage, Inc. v. Pleasant Grove City 2023 UT…
Snow Christensen & Martineau Appellate Highlights As seen in the Utah Bar Journal Sept-Dec ’22 By Rodney R. Parker, Dani Cepernich, Robert Cummings, Nathanael Mitchell, Adam Pace, and Andrew Roth Utah Supreme Court Kingston v. Kingston 2022 UT 43 (Dec. 22,…
The district court excluded plaintiff’s special damages-related evidence from trial because her initial disclosure of a “specific sum” of $130,000 in special damages failed to provide “a mathematical computation” or the “methodology” behind the amount. On an interlocutory appeal, the…
Odin, a drug detection K-9, leapt through a partially open window into the car during a drug sniff of the exterior of the car. Applying the test articulated by the Tenth Circuit, the court held Odin’s entry was lawful. Under…
Attorney used upfront flat fee agreements with clients that declared the fee was “earned upon payment,” and deposited the retainers directly into his operating account. OPC sued attorney claiming the agreements violated Utah Rule of Professional Conduct 1.15(c), which requires…