Stuart H. Schultz Shareholder

Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
Professional Liability

 

Mr. Schultz is a shareholder and also General Counsel for Strong & Hanni. His practice for the last several years has focused primarily on representing lawyers in professional liability cases and disciplinary matters as well other professionals, including real estate agents and brokers and accountants. During his career, Mr. Schultz has tried numerous jury and non-jury trials, including product liability, employment, legal malpractice, insurance bad faith, premises liability and automobile personal injury, divorce, contract, and HOA cases. Mr. Schultz has also represented clients in many appellate cases in state and federal courts.

Professional Associations & Memberships

Utah Defense Association

Fee Arbitration Committee, Utah State Bar, 1987-1988 and 2004-present

Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Professional Conduct, 1988-1995 and 2002-2014.

Professional Recognitions

“AV” rated with Martindale-Hubbell

“Outstanding Lawyers of America Award”, 2003

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

Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2014-2017

Visiting professor in civil litigation at Dnipropetrovsk State University for Internal Affairs in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, October 10-21, 2011, and at Belarusian

State University in Minsk, Belarus October/November 2012.

Reported Cases

Research-Planning, Inc. v. Bank of Utah, 690 P.2d 1130 (Utah 1984)

Blackhurst v. Transamerica Ins. Co., 699 P.2d 688 (Utah 1985)

Payne v. Myers, 743 P.2d 186 (Utah 1987)

Hill v. State Farm Mut. Auto Ins. Co., 829 P.2d 142 (Utah 1992)

Heslop v. Bank of Utah, 839 P.2d 828 (Utah 1992)

GNS Partnership v. Fullmer, 873 P.2d 1157 (Utah App.1994)

Phoenix Indem. Ins. Co. v. Estate of Bell, 896 P.2d 32 (Utah App. 1995);

Chatterton v. Walker, 938 P.2d 255 (Utah 1997)

Rusk v. Harstad, 2017 UT App 27, 393 P.3d 341

Barela v. C.R. England & Sons, Inc., 197 F.3d 1313 (10th Cir.1999)

Miller v. USAA Cas. Ins. Co., 44 P.3d 663 (Utah 2002)

Campbell v. State Farm Mut. Auto Ins. Co., 65 P.3d 1134 (Utah 2001); 153 L. Ed. 2d 158, 122 S. Ct 2326 (2003)

State Farm Mut. Auto Ins. Co. v. DeHerrera, 145 P.3d 1172 (Utah App. 2006)

Borghetti v. Sys. & Computer Tech., 199 P.3d 907 (Utah 2008)

Iverson v. State Farm Mut. Ins. Co., 256 P.3d 222 (Utah 2011)

McArthur v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 274 P.3d 981 (Utah 2012)

Berendes v. GEICO Casualty Company, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 9806 (10th Cir. May 16, 2013) (unpublished).

Hi-Country Property Rights Group v. Emmer, 304 P.3d 851, 2013 UT 33 (Utah 2013)

Willey v. Bugden, 318 P.3d 757, 2013 UT App 297 (Utah App. 2013)

Rusk v. Harstad, 2017 UT App 27, 393 P.3d 341

Stuart H. Schultz