Utah Business Lawyer Adam Pace

Adam M. Pace


Adam Pace has extensive experience in civil litigation, trial, and appellate work in both state and federal court.  His practice currently focuses on insurance defense, property and real estate litigation, commercial litigation, and appeals.  He also represents lawyers in all stages of attorney disciplinary proceedings.  Mr. Pace helps his clients solve problems and accomplish their objectives efficiently through attention to detail, creative thinking, focused legal strategy, and effective leveraging of technology.

Insurance Defense

  • Defamation
  • Professional Liability (legal/accounting)
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Dram Shop
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability

Property and Real Estate

  • Easements
  • Boundary/neighbor disputes
  • HOA
  • CC&Rs
  • Landlord/tenant
  • Quiet Title
  • Adverse Possession
  • Trespass/Nuisance
  • Real Estate Purchase Contracts

Commercial Litigation

  • Contracts
  • Partner Disputes
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Lawyer Discipline

  • OPC Complaints
  • Screening Panel Proceedings
  • District Court Proceedings

Adam is a member of our Appellate Practice Group, which assists clients with appealing civil and criminal matters.  The Appellate Practice Group also prepares an Appellate Highlights article for the Utah Bar Journal. This article, which is published six times a year, highlights notable cases decided by the Utah Supreme Court, Utah Court of Appeals, and Tenth Circuit.


  • J.D., University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, highest honors, 2012

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Utah State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah
  • Co-author, Lawyer Discipline Process, Utah Bar Journal, May/Jun 2021
  • Speaker, Not So Final Judgements: Potential Traps and Pitfalls with Rule 58A in Property Cases, Utah State Bar CLE, September 2020
  • Speaker, Discussion of Recent Jury Trial: Decker v. Target, SCM Tort and Insurance Seminar, October 2018
  • Author, Drug Testing for Commercial Drivers, Summer 2014
  • Contributing Author, Appellate Highlights, Utah Bar Journal
  • Utah Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law Young Alumni Association, Board Member
  • Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on the Utah Rules of Appellate Procedure, Recording Secretary
  • Listed as a Rising Star in Mountain States Super Lawyers Magazine

Unique Recognition – Education

  • Law School: University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, 2012
    • Order of the Coif
    • Articles Editor, Utah Law Review
    • National Finalist, 62nd Annual National Moot Court
    • Finalist, 2011 Traynor Moot Court Competition, Best Brief, Argued Final Rounds Before Chief Justice Roberts, United States Supreme Court
    • CALI Awards – Legal Methods, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Administrative Law, Commercial Law, Water Law, Mining Law
    • Faculty Award, 2010-2011
    • College Award, 2012
    • William H. Leary Scholar


Outside of his legal practice, Adam enjoys cross-fit, home improvement, traveling, and reading and watching science fiction.  He is also a U.S. Army Veteran, Military Intelligence, Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance, honorably discharged as Sergeant.