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
Utah Tort and Insurance Law Seminar, Friday, October 25, 2019
Utah Supreme Court Strikes Down State Medical Malpractice Law
Ruth A. Shapiro Named 2018-2019 UDLA Legacy Award Winner
Richard A. Van Wagoner Appointed Head of Criminal Defense Group at SCM
SCM Announces Launch of Charter School Representation Practice
News & Blog
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Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
The Firm’s Snow Women hosted an afternoon event in its Salt Lake City Office on Thursday, June 6, titled “A Conversation with Utah House Representative Stephanie Pitcher.” The event centered around HB 441, the Tax Equalization and Reduction Act. The…
June 3, 2019 ― We are pleased to announce that 19 attorneys at Snow Christensen & Martineau have been recognized as 2019 Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars™. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in the state.
Insurers Can Be Vicariously Liable for Fraudulent Misrepresentations by Independent Producers under Utah Law
The Utah Insurance Code suggests that the existence of an agency relationship turns on whether an insurance salesperson is a “producer for the insurer” or a “producer for the insured.”
The following appellate cases of interest were decided by the Utah Supreme Court, Utah Court of Appeals, and United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The New York City Bar Association’s Professional Ethics Committee recently issued a formal opinion on agreements to receive cryptocurrency as payment for legal services.
The Utah Supreme Court ruled a state law requiring medical malpractice plaintiffs to obtain a “certificate of compliance” from a state agency is unconstitutional. A suit that accused a hospital of negligently causing a patient’s death was reinstated. The hospital…
All summaries are written by Heather White and are for informational purposes only. Snow Christensen & Martineau represented clients in some of the cases listed below, but the firm was not legal counsel for all of them. Coburn v. Whitaker Construction In…
Events & Podcasts
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
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.
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…