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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.
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Notables & News
[Salt Lake City] April 7, 2022. SC&M Board has appointed attorney Ruth Shapiro as Vice President of the Firm, and Rick Van Wagoner as Chair of the Board of Directors.
Attorney D. Jason Hawkins Appointed President of SC&M
Attorney Clark Gardner Joins SC&M
Attorney Luisa Gough Joins SC&M
Attorney Joel Taylor Joins SC&M
Attorney Adrienne Moss Joins SC&M
SC&M Ranked as Metropolitan “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2022
SC&M Lawyers John Gates and Ruth Shapiro included in The Best Lawyers® Employment Law Issue
News & Opinions
Snow Christensen & Martineau is pleased to announce that 13 of our attorneys have been recognized as 2022 Mountain States Super Lawyers®. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in the state. Four attorneys…
SC&M is delighted to welcome these dynamic lawyers and their clients to the firm. They have already proven to be a fantastic addition to the team.
Every year, Utah Business publishes the list of lawyers that have been voted the state’s best by their peers.
Snow Christensen & Martineau in Salt Lake City Utah announce the firms attorneys who are honored, by recognition in Best Lawyers in America® 2022. Lawyer of the Year Recipients. The Best Lawyers in America Recipients. Ones to Watch.
A Third District Judge granted a motion for summary judgment on behalf of a local produce business that Rick represents.
Attorney Nathan Crane Skillfully Proves Unfair And Prejudicial Trial In United States V. Michael Sam, Winning a New Trial for Convicted Client
The recent Jarkesy decision ruled that the SEC’s in-house adjudication or administrative process violates the 7th Amendment’s right to a jury trial. Finding that an enforcement action brought by the SEC in the SEC’s own in-house administrative process is “akin to traditional actions at law to which the jury-trial attaches,” the Fifth Circuit concluded that persons subjected to such an enforcement action are entitled to a jury trial, which the SEC process does not afford.
The recent enactment of the Commercial Financing Registration and Disclosure Act (Senate Bill 183), requires persons who provide certain commercial financing products to (1) register with the Department of Financial Institutions and (2) make certain disclosures in connection with each commercial financing transaction.
Bond v. City of Tahlequah View full case >>> Use of force, qualified immunity. Officers shot and killed Dominic Rollice. The administrator of his estate brought a § 1983 case alleging the officers used excessive force against Dominic in violation…
Events & Appellate Highlights
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.
[SALT LAKE CITY,UT] April 7, 2022 ― Snow Christensen & Martineau announces they have appointed attorney Rick Van Wagoner as Chair of the Board and attorney Ruth Shapiro as firm Vice President. Rick Van Wagoner – Chair of the Board of…
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…
Cache Valley Realtors 2020 Education Retreat Wednesday, February 5th from Noon to 3:00 p.m. at the Riverwood Conference Center, Logan, Utah.
Governmental law attorney Scott Young presenting at the Alameda County Bar Association in Oakland, California, April 12, 2018
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…
The Tenth Circuit affirmed the criminal conviction of the defendant on several charges over numerous challenges. Among other things, the court held as a matter of first impression that when an indictment is dismissed with prejudice by the district court…
Analyzing a range of issues in this appeal of a post-conviction proceeding, the supreme court recognized that it possesses constitutional authority to issue post-conviction extraordinary writs independent of the Post-Conviction Remedies Act and clarified the relationship between the writ authority…