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
Secured affirmance of summary judgment in favor of uninsured vehicle insurer Safeco Insurance Company of Illinois
Eighteen attorneys at SCM recognized as 2018 Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
Richard A. Van Wagoner Appointed Head of Criminal Defense Group at SCM
News & Blog
Snow Christensen & Martineau (‘SCM’) is pleased to announce that attorney Jonathan G. Miller has joined the firm as an associate. Prior to joining SCM, he operated a solo law firm, with offices in Bountiful and Salt Lake City. “We…
We are pleased to announce the recognition of 18 of our attorneys by Mountain States Super Lawyers.
Samuel Alba was recently appointed as Chairperson of our Board of Directors.
Mr. Van Wagoner was recently appointed to the firm’s Board of Directors and Leader of the firm’s Criminal Defense Practice Group.
Read the article by Pat Reavy, published in the Deseret News and see the video coverage on KSLTV
Many of us do not think about what would happen if we suddenly became incapacitated or died. Would our friends, spouse, or family know what to do? Would they know where to find important documents? Would they be able to access (or even know about) online accounts or files? Would they know whom to ask if they need help?
Whether each spouse realizes it or not, one often overlooked asset in the divorce proceedings is life insurance. Too often, the policy remains unchanged, and the beneficiary, the ex-spouse, may reap a windfall as a result of an unexpected death.
For those of us in our 30s, one of the last things on our mind is planning for our eventual death. Whether it’s because we believe we’ll “live forever,” or because we’ll have plenty of time to think about it later, typically it is low on our priority list.
If you have a revocable living trust, eventually someone will need to step in for you when you are no longer able to act due to incapacity or after your death.
Events & Podcasts
Snow Christensen & Martineau presents its annual Utah Tort and Insurance Seminar Friday, October 26, 2018 Utah Law and Justice Center 645 South 200 East Salt Lake City, Utah 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Click here to register
Andrew Morse presenting at The 16th International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma
The Conference is September 16, 17, and 18, 2018.
Governmental law attorney Scott Young presenting at the Alameda County Bar Association in Oakland, California, April 12, 2018
SCM is hosting a Tort & Insurance Law Breakfast for Adjusters who handle claims in Utah.
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.