Bradley Blackham is both a trusted counselor and trial lawyer who advises clients on best practices for avoiding lawsuits and vigorously defends them when a lawsuit is filed. He takes the time to understand his clients’ businesses so that he can actively partner with them to achieve practical, cost-efficient legal solutions.
Brad’s practice focuses on the representation of public and private employers, hospitals, healthcare providers, pharmacies, and pharmaceutical companies.
One focus of Brad’s employment law practice is education and implementation of policies and practices for averting litigation. If employment charges are filed with federal or state administrative agencies or courts, Brad helps clients formulate and execute successful defense strategies through administrative investigations, hearings, litigation and trial. Brad is an experienced trial lawyer, having both first and second-chair jury trial experience in a number of complex, high-risk cases involving multimillion-dollar claims.
Brad is experienced in defending claims involving Title VII, ADA, wrongful discharge, at-will employment, whistleblowing and retaliation. He also has experience defending public employers against constitutional law claims. Brad represents private-sector employers as well as municipalities, counties, local and special districts.
Health Law and Medical Malpractice Defense
Brad’s practice includes representation of Utah-based healthcare providers including hospitals, physician groups, medical and dental clinics, pharmacies, assisted living centers and individual medical and dental providers. Brad is experienced in defending against a full range of malpractice claims. He also advises clients on a variety of non-litigation matters including risk management and patient care practices, telehealth, HIPAA and HITECH privacy requirements and compliance with fraud and abuse statutes and regulations such as Anti-Kickback, Stark and Civil Monetary Penalties.
Brad works with two of Utah’s largest local integrated healthcare systems, which include general and specialty hospitals, community health centers, urgent care clinics, and thousands of employed primary and secondary care physicians. He also represents general dentists and dental specialists insured by the largest insurer of dentists in the State of Utah.
Pharmaceutical Product Liability Defense
Brad represents pharmaceutical companies in large product liability cases. He was extensively involved in conducting fact and expert discovery as local counsel for a pharmaceutical manufacturer in the diet drug litigation in Utah. He also has experience representing a pharmaceutical manufacturer as local counsel in the opioid litigation.
Prior to joining the firm, Brad was a tax consultant in Los Angeles for Deloitte and completed a judicial clerkship with the Hon. Russell W. Bench (Ret.), Utah Court of Appeals.
- J.D., Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark School of Law, 1999
- B.S., Brigham Young University, 1996
Bar & Court Admissions
- Utah State Bar
- United States District Court, District of Utah
- California State Bar
- Salt Lake County Bar
- Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals