Aviation – Liability and Coverage Litigation and Mediation
Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
Roger has over 30 years of legal experience. He has handled over 500 cases successfully resulting in settlement or summary judgment. He has been lead counsel in 56 civil jury and non-jury trials in federal and state courts, which were tried to a final verdict or judgment. He uses ADR mediation whenever possible with a high rate of success.
He has experience with a wide variety of motor vehicle, equipment, and construction accidents. He works with aviation law issues including product liability, aircraft accident causation, and airport liability.
He is experienced in dealing with liability cases involving aircraft engine and avionics, construction equipment liability, truck and automobile design, and manufacturing equipment. Recently he was lead counsel in a jury trial involving an oil refinery explosion.
His work in insurance coverage deals with commercial and personal lines, aviation insurance, professional liability, declaratory judgment actions and defense of bad faith claims arising from excess judgments.
He represents attorneys, corporate directors and officers, real estate professionals, and securities brokers in professional liability matters.
American Board of Trial Advocates, rank of Advocate
International Association of Defense Counsel
Aerospace Law Committee of the American Bar Association
Past Utah State Bar Litigation Section Executive Committee Member
Past Utah State Bar Ethics and Discipline Committee
Past President of Utah Chapter Defense Research Institute
“AV” rated with Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics
Recognized in Utah Business Magazine’s “Utah Legal Elite”
2011 Legacy Award for distinguished contribution to the legal community by Utah Defense Lawyers Association.
Sutton v. Byer Excavating, Inc., 2012 UT App 28; 271 P.3d 169 (Utah Ct. App. 2012)
Am Nat’l v. Sorensen, 329 P.3d 36 (Utah 2014)
Advanced Forming Tech., LLC v. Permacast, LLC (2015 UT App. 7)