Stephen J. Trayner Shareholder

Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
Products Liability
Professional Liability
Transportation

Steve has been representing clients in a variety of high exposure matters, including the areas of product liability, professional liability, bad faith, and transportation cases, for more than twenty years. He was invited in 2008 to become a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, an honor restricted to no more than 1% of practicing attorneys in the United States, based upon his professionalism and extensive and highly successful history of jury trials. He has successfully tried to conclusion more than fifty jury trials in Utah state and federal courts and argued appeals before Utah appellate courts and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Professional Memberships

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Defense Research Institute

Salt Lake County Bar Association

President, Utah Defense Lawyers Association, 2003-2005

Professional Recognition & Awards

“AV” rated with Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics

Exceptional Performance Citation, Defense Research Institute, 2003-2004

Recognized in Utah Business Magazine’s “Utah Legal Elite”

Reported Cases

Tahitian Noni v. Robert Dean, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5671 and 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7018.

Hydro Eng’g, Inc. v. Landa, Inc., Case No. 2:02CV-0625DAK , UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF UTAH, CENTRAL DIVISION , 231 F. Supp. 2d 1130; 2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22875, November 18, 2002.

Johnson v. UDOT, Case No. 20030142-CA , COURT OF APPEALS OF UTAH , 2004 UT App 284; 98 P.3d 773; 507 Utah Adv. Rep. 18; 2004 Utah App. LEXIS 96, August 26, 2004, Filed, Writ of certiorari granted Johnson v. UDOT, 2005 Utah LEXIS 35 (Utah, Feb. 10, 2005).

In re Rocky Mountain State Bank, No. 880345, Supreme Court of Utah, 800 P.2d 814; 146 Utah Adv. Rep. 24; 1990 Utah LEXIS 85, November 1, 1990.

Gagon v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., No. 880060, Supreme Court of Utah, 771 P.2d 325; 92 Utah Adv. Rep. 21; 1988 Utah LEXIS 90, September 28, 1988.

Webb v. R.O.A. Gen., Inc., Case Nos. 890164-CA, 890170-CA, Court of Appeals of Utah, 804 P.2d 547; 152 Utah Adv. Rep. 12; 1991 Utah App. LEXIS 2, January 10, 1991.

Lundahl v. CNA Ins., Case No. 20010845-CA , COURT OF APPEALS OF UTAH , 2003 UT App 311; 2003 Utah App. LEXIS 231, September 18, 2003.

Robles v. Bolton, Case No. 971627-CA , COURT OF APPEALS OF UTAH , 1998 Utah App. LEXIS 189, November 13, 1998.

Silcox v. Skaggs Alpha Beta, Case No. 910041-CA, Court of Appeals of Utah, 814 P.2d 623; 164 Utah Adv. Rep. 59; 1991 Utah App. LEXIS 97, July 3, 1991.

Continental Ins. Co. v. Kingston, Case No. 20030936-CA , COURT OF APPEALS OF UTAH , 2005 UT App 233; 114 P.3d 1158; 526 Utah Adv. Rep. 24; 2005 Utah App. LEXIS 244, May 26, 2005, Filed, Writ of certiorari denied Cont’l v. Kingston, 2005 Utah LEXIS 217 (Utah, Sept. 15, 2005).

Thornock v. Jensen, Case No. 960681-CA, COURT OF APPEALS OF UTAH, 950 P.2d 441; 332 Utah Adv. Rep. 19; 1997 Utah App. LEXIS 135, December 18, 1997.

Broadwater v. Old Republic Sur., No. 920300, SUPREME COURT OF UTAH, 854 P.2d 527; 215 Utah Adv. Rep. 7; 1993 Utah LEXIS 93, June 4, 1993.

Crookston v. Fire Ins. Exch., No. 920172, SUPREME COURT OF UTAH, 860 P.2d 937; 223 Utah Adv. Rep. 3; 1993 Utah LEXIS 131, October 7, 1993.

Crookston v. Fire Ins. Exch., No. 880034, Supreme Court of Utah, 817 P.2d 789; 164 Utah Adv. Rep. 3; 1991 Utah LEXIS 58, June 28, 1991.

Pixton v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., Case No. 900119-CA, Court of Appeals of Utah, 809 P.2d 746; 158 Utah Adv. Rep. 31; 1991 Utah App. LEXIS 54, April 8, 1991.

Sun Valley Water Beds v. Herm Hughes & Son, No. 860304, Supreme Court of Utah, 782 P.2d 188; 118 Utah Adv. Rep. 27; 1989 Utah LEXIS 113, September 29, 1989.

Spoons v. Lewis, No. 980176, SUPREME COURT OF UTAH, 1999 UT 82; 987 P.2d 36; 377 Utah Adv. Rep. 8; 1999 Utah LEXIS 119, September 3, 1999.

Porter v. Allen, No. 93-4185, UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE TENTH CIRCUIT, 1995 U.S. App. LEXIS 31072, February 1, 1995.

Jedrziewski v. Smith, Nos. 20040619, 20040622, 20040623 , SUPREME COURT OF UTAH , 2005 UT 85; 539 Utah Adv. Rep. 47; 2005 Utah LEXIS 132, November 22, 2005.

Lundahl v. Compton, Case No. 2:99CV0015 , UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF UTAH, CENTRAL DIVISION , 2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22702, October 4, 2000

Stephen J. Trayner