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SCM’s Keith A. Call Elected as Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

Keith A. Call was recently elected to be a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Keith was nominated by his peers and elected by the American Bar Foundation’s Board.

The Fellows comprise a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. Membership in the Fellows is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Fellows are recommended by their peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation. Established in 1955, Fellows support the research of the American Bar Foundation through annual contributions and sponsor seminars and events of direct relevance to the legal profession.

Keith Call focuses his practice on trials and appeals in commercial litigation and professional liability matters.

Keith represents large and small businesses, and business people, in nearly every kind of business dispute, including significant “bet the company” cases.

He has a very active professional liability defense practice. He is a true lawyer’s lawyer and has successfully defended many of Utah’s most prestigious law firms. He also represents insurance agents, accountants, appraisers, engineers, design professionals, and healthcare professionals.

Keith is well-regarded by his peers in the legal profession. In 2014, he received a Distinguished Service Award from the Utah Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He has spearheaded and continues to lead the Utah Bar Litigation Section’s efforts to recruit and train more lawyers to serve as guardians ad litem – attorneys appointed by the court to represent the best interests of children in highly contentious family litigation. He also serves as a guardian ad litem himself.

Since 2010, Keith has provided guidance to Utah lawyers via a regular column, “Focus on Ethics and Civility,” that appears every other month in the Utah Bar Journal.

Keith, who was named Best Lawyers® 2017 Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” in Salt Lake City, is listed in Best Lawyers in America® for Intellectual Property Litigation and Patent Litigation, is recognized as a Utah Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine, and is rated by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer review as AV® Preeminent™ 4.9 out of 5.0*, received his J.D. from Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark School of Law, magna cum laude, and a B.A. in American and Asian Studies from Brigham Young University.

 

*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.