Scott H. Martin

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Scott Martin’s diverse practice ranges from water law, to real property and development matters, to representing insurance carriers, sureties, and third-party insureds.
 
Scott has extensive experience in issues relating to large-scale water and real property litigation. Including those involving protection and defense of watershed lands and public infrastructure.
 
He has also represented numerous municipalities, water users associations, water companies, and irrigation districts in litigation, transactional, and legislative matters. He has practiced before all state courts, the Utah federal district, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the Utah State Engineer on water issues.
 
In addition, Scott continues to advance his litigation and trial practice on behalf of insurance-related defendants, and clients with water and real property issues. He enjoys being part of the small, yet professional, Utah State Bar Water Law Section. Scott’s clients include Salt Lake City Public Utilities, the Metropolitan Water District of Salt Lake & Sandy, the Strawberry Water Users Association, Merchants Bonding Company, and the Quantum Development Group.

Education

  • J.D., University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, 1996
  • B.A., Georgetown University, 1991

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Utah State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah
  • Utah Bar Association, Water Law Section
  • Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center, Vice-Chair
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • Utah Association of Trial Lawyers
  • Utah Association for Justice
  • Utah Defense Lawyers Association
  • Utah State Bar Examiner – Civil Procedure
  • Recognized as Utah Legal Elite by Utah Business Magazine
  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2009 Recipient
  • Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer review as AV® Preeminent™ 4.6 out of 5.*
*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.

Unique Recognition – Education

  • Law School: University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, 1996
    • Leary Scholar
  • Undergraduate: Georgetown University, 1991
    • Judicial Extern: Honorable Thomas Greene, United States District Court, District of Utah

Outside of the office, Scott can be found playing with his young son and twin daughters or enjoying the company of his wife – often on the ski hill or on mountain bike trails.