Salt Lake City Business Lawyer Korey Rasmussen

Korey D. Rasmussen


Korey Rasmussen is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses predominately on litigation involving contract disputes, real estate, construction, and the insurance industry.

He has been practicing law for 28 years, representing clients through every phase of the litigation process. From initial stages of the conflict, through minor or lengthy complex jury trials, Korey’s experience covers the full range.

Korey has a solid track record of successful trials. He has handled cases such as fraud, defamation, conversion, construction, franchise disputes, real estate, contract law, title insurance and tort law issues such as wrongful death, negligence, personal injury and Dramshop Law (alcohol liability for businesses).

He draws on his extensive background and years of mentorship under attorneys such as Hal Christensen and Reed Martineau.


  • J.D., Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark School of Law, 1990
  • B.S., Brigham Young University, 1987

Bar & Court Admissions

  • California State Bar
  • Utah State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah
  • Speaker, Case Law and Legislative Session Review, CE/CLE webinar, May 2021
  • Speaker,  Dram Shop Law, Utah Tort and Insurance Law Seminar, November 2017
  • Utah Bar Association: Former member of Pro Bono Committee
  • Founding Board Member of J. Reuben Clark Young Lawyers Division
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • California Bar Association
  • Utah Defense Lawyers Association
  • Scout Master, Boy Scouts of America, 2011 – Present
  • Recognized as Utah Legal Elite by Utah Business Magazine
  • Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer review as AV® Preeminent™ 4.4 out of 5.*
  • Member of 1984 BYU National Championship Football Team
  • Recipient of multiple Student-Athlete Academic Awards
  • Academic All-Western Athletic Conference 1986
  • Honorable Mention Academic All American 1986
*Peer review Rated Lawyer of AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5.* *AV® Preeminent™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
  • Sleepy Holdings, et al. v. Mountain West Title, et al. – Obtained judgment dismissing plaintiffs’ $20,000,000 title insurance claim.
  • Innosys, Inc. and Innovate, LLC v. Fraleigh – Obtained dismissal of $3.5 million in damages, resulting in only $35,000 judgment against client.
  • Lennberg v. Mount Haven HOA –  Successfully defended breach of contract claims against HOA filed by HOA member related to property adjacent to the HOA.
  • Sotheby’s v. Clayton McFarlane Co. – obtained judgment, including attorneys’ fees award regarding real estate commission on $10,000,000 transaction.
  • Wakefield v. Cornerstone Title – Obtained dismissal of half million dollar title insurance claim.
  • Countertop Producer v. Mortensen – Obtained a six-figure judgment for breach of contract and successfully defended a $500,000 counterclaim alleging breach of contract and product liability.
  • Cad II Development v. Con-Stat Carpet, Inc. – Successfully defended a $400,000 claim for product liability and breach of contract. No damages were awarded.
  • Kimball Roofing v. Horne – Successfully defended owner of large apartment building against contractor’s mechanics lien action and obtained a jury verdict, including punitive damages, upon counterclaim for faulty construction.
  • Ramirez v. Economy Steel – Successfully defended owner of steel-bending machine against claim of worker who had arm severed. Plaintiff sought damages in excess of $1,500,000. Jury returned verdict awarding only $29,000 against client.
  • Newell v. Don Beckstrand Marine – Obtained judgment dismissing negligence and products liability claims related to wakeboard equipment.
  • Country Inn & Suites v. Farrell Industries – Obtained judgment on breach of contract claim.
  • Hayes v. Olympus Construction – Obtained judgment regarding claims for fraudulent misrepresentations relating to development of a luxury condominium complex.
  • C&S Engineering v. GeoCivil Engineers – Obtained judgment dismissal of breach on contract claim. Prevailed on counterclaim for fraud and breach of contract resulting in rescission and damages awarded by jury.
  • Farr v. Built-It-Yourself Homes – Obtained summary judgment on breach of contract claim regarding construction.
  • Parks v. Genuine Parts – Obtained judgment dismissing negligence claim.
  • ProMax Development v. Dennison – Obtained summary judgment award on mechanics lien and breach of contract claims regarding construction.
  • ProMax Development v. SCR Excavation – Obtained judgment on mechanics lien and breach of contract claims regarding construction.
  • Pro Rental v. Byrd – Obtained summary judgment on commercial property boundary dispute.
  • Pro Rental v. Gibbs – Obtained summary judgment award regarding commercial lease agreement.
  • Henshaw v. Hunt – Obtained summary judgment dismissal of fraud and breach of contract claims.