John M. Zidow Shareholder

Government Defense

Real Property

Eminent Domain


Insurance Defense

Commercial Law


John provides litigation and transactional services related to real property, construction, insurance defense, personal injury, health, and other commercial law matters.  He has substantial experience in eminent domain law and has been the lead attorney in over 50 direct or inverse condemnations lawsuits.

John was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut and has lived in Massachusetts, Texas, Florida, and North Carolina.  He graduated from Davidson College with a B.A. in History and obtained his law degree from Florida State University.  While in law school, John received certificates in land use, natural resources, and environmental law, all with honors, and was recognized for achieving highest grades in multiple property law courses.

Prior to joining the firm, John served as an Assistant Utah Attorney General where he litigated complex real property and eminent domain matters on behalf of the State of Utah and advised the University of Utah in its health care billing and disclosure efforts.  He then joined the law firm of Williams & Hunt where he primarily litigated property and construction claims, assisted community associations with their governance matters, and defended governmental entities in breach of contract and negligence actions.


Professional Memberships & Recognitions

Utah Bar Association

Utah State Bar Examiner

Salt Lake County Bar Association

Utah State Bar Litigation Section

Utah State Bar Real Property Section

Utah State Bar Construction Law Section

Defense Research Institute

Listed by Super Lawyers


Reported Cases

Baumann v. The Kroger Company, 2016 UT App 165


John M. Zidow