Scott Powers’ practice involves a broad range of commercial litigation matters with an emphasis on construction, surety, and insurance-related issues.
Scott currently heads Snow Christensen & Martineau’s Construction Industry Practice Group. Scott Powers’ practice involves a broad range of construction-related services, from transactional consultation and assistance during the initial planning/contracting stage through post-completion dispute resolution and litigation.
Scott is licensed in Utah, Idaho, and Nevada and has worked with contractors and sureties in forming contracts and resolving disputes across the Intermountain West. He has successfully represented clients in a wide variety of legal matters including contract negotiations, contract disputes, defect claims, surety bond claims, mechanics lien claims, insurance coverage litigation, general liability claims, catastrophic injury claims, workers compensation claims, and class action lawsuits.
Prior to and during Scott’s graduate and undergraduate studies, he worked in the construction industry. His experience working for multiple contractors, including union and non-union electrical contractors, commercial landscaping companies, and systems integration companies, provides insider expertise and knowledge to his construction litigation practice and allows him to understand the unique needs of these industry clients.
Scott is a sought-after speaker and author on construction and insurance-related issues and is a regular presenter at SCM’s annual Tort and Insurance Seminar and the Western States Surety Conference. He received the Horizon Award from the Utah Defense Lawyers Association, is rated by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review as AV® Preeminent™, is recognized as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine, is a Fellow in the Construction Lawyers Society of America, and is honored as a Utah Legal Elite by Utah Business Magazine.
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- J.D., University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, 2005
- B.S., Brigham Young University, 2002
Bar & Court Admissions
- Utah State Bar
- Idaho State Bar
- Nevada State Bar
- U.S. District Court, District of Utah